Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Favorites

I'm still planning to post a Part 2 for my trip to Tulsa. But now it's time to look back over the blessings of the week with Friday Fave Five.

1. Good memories of time spent with friends in Tulsa, including a visit to the Pioneer Woman's Mercantile and Lodge, that I wrote about here.

2. A memorial service for a beloved pastor. Father Ryan became our pastor the year Joey was born, baptized all of our children and he was instrumental in building our new church. A service was held Wednesday night. It was a beautiful gathering of parishioners from the years he was our parish priest.

3.  An impromptu date night. We rarely go out on weeknights, but Dan texted me at work and suggested a new place for dinner, the 5280 Burger Bar. Their specialty? Burgers, of course, available in all kinds of meat including bison and lamb. I had the Tree Hugger (sans the quinoa burger--can't pass up my beef) and it was piled high with goat cheese, grilled onion, pesto, roasted red pepper, hummus and arugula. We didn't have room for dessert, but I'll be sure to next time, because they specialize in ice cream desserts.

4. Our son Luke found a steal of a deal "new" used car for our daughter-in-law Miranda. It needs a little tweaking, but her brother is a skilled mechanic. So, two blessings there, the car and a mechanic in the family.

5. Signs of Spring. Daffodils are popping up already and this weekend we gain some daylight at the end of the day. I expect we'll have more snow before the month is out, but those Spring-like days are glorious!

How was your week?



Dianna said...

Love the excitement and zeal I could feel in reading your post today, Karen! Glad you were able to spend time with friends last weekend and I have to tell you, you looked quite at home in the picture at The Lodge! Looking forward to part two of that post. :-)

What a blessing that there was a nice gathering of people at the memorial service for the pastor that you all sat under. So many times people tend to forget about those who had been there for them in times past.

We had a few inches of snow overnight and it is continuing on today. I think it came in a day later than had been planned.

Faith said...

I am sooo ready for spring!

I will have to read your trip posts..i always find those kinds of posts so interesting!

How awesome to have a special service for a beloved pastor.

Yay for mechanics in the family. We could use one of those!!

I hope you have a marvelous weekend and wow....i would so go to that burger place and get a bison burger!! I gave up eating beef about 4 years ago and do NOT regret it all!!! But i do use bison now. Yummy and NO fat!!

collettakay said...

We had some spring-like weather for a few days, but winter came back :(

So looking forward to turning the clocks forward and getting more daylight :)

Have a great week!


Mari said...

A mechanic in the family is such a blessing! Hooray for the new vehicle!
I'm so anxious to start seeing Spring blooms. :)

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your family pastor.

You're so lucky to have a mechanic in the family!

That burger sounded amazing - right up my alley. Though I would have the quinoa burger. I'm not much of a beef fan. I also like how the weeknight date was an impromptu thing. Sometimes those are the best!

betty-NZ said...

Signs of spring are always an exciting time! It sounds like you had some great moments this week :)

Wendy said...

The date night sounds fun and signs of spring are encouraging. We thought we were in spring then we got snow! The poor plants must be a bit confused!

Susanne said...

Oh my gosh, I'm drooling over the description of the burger. Yum! A mechanic in the family is definitely a blessing! Sorry to hear of your priest's passing. So wonderful to hear when a minister leaves a wonderful legacy to his long term congregation.

Barbara H. said...

I am very late visiting for FFF this week - it's almost time for the next one. I am glad you had such a good trip. Memorial services are sad yet such a blessing, too, to reflect on the life of someone we cared for. The burger place sounds good! Yay for a good car deal and a mechanic in the family! We're seeing some signs of spring here, too - always so welcome.