Friday’s Fave Five July 7

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“Staying in a state of gratitude opens one’s eyes to the miracles happening around us all the time,” Michelle Rusk.

Yep – miracles are around all the time. Now is my opportunity to post five of them from my past week for Friday’s Fave Five. Link up your own post at Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story. Or leave a comment with your own list.

ONE. Stepping up! I have been able to reach my walking goal 6/7 days (10,000 steps). I want to get to 15,000 steps a day so that I am in good walking shape for the Fall when I go to Spain.

Grandma time is always a fave.

TWO. FamilyTime. I went camping with family over the holiday weekend. We went to Gerle Creek Campground. The weather was great. The food was great. And the company was “greater.” And not only did I get to read, I also got to have plenty of grandma time.

THREE. Replacement keys. I recently lost my car key – the one with the remote clicker. I checked prices and it was too much so I decided to live with the “inconvenience” of manually unlocking the doors and trunk. A friend convinced me to go to the dealership and do you know, it was a decent price! SOLD.

This daily chore is fast & easy.

FOUR. New crop. I live in an apartment so what crop could I be growing? Sprouts! They are easy to grow .

  • For four days rinse twice a day.
  • Keep in a dark place.
  • On the fourth day put them in indirect light for a couple of hours.
  • Harvest!
  • Eat them in a salad, on a sandwich or even in a smoothie.

I took 15 photos. Thankfully one photo was good.

FIVE. Fireworks. We came home from the camping trip in plenty of time to have a nap and do a few chores before meeting up with other family for fireworks. We watched them from a local park. And WOW – they were spectacular.

Afterwards my brother-in-law and a niece lit the fireworks from a box they bought. The neighbors across the street were also lighting theirs at the same time. Double the show for a GREAT price. I am amazed at how good home fireworks can be.

Finally, I am grateful for what the fireworks represent: freedom. I am grateful for the puritans’ and the Founding Fathers’ courage and perseverance. I am grateful for all the women and men in uniform for their courage and perseverance. I am grateful to live in this free society, even though many problems exist.

Happy and blessed Friday’s Fave Five!



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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    Family and grandma time are always so precious. That’s a great shot of the fireworks. I can never seem to capture them in photos. Enjoy you weekend!


  • 2. Faith Turner  |  . at .

    How special to get in some family camping time and time on the Fourth. Sounds like you had a lovely week…my vegan daughter just discovered sprouts in Italy (we just got home from there on Tuesday the 4th) and so I told her i’d buy some….maybe I will home grow them too!! 🙂 Happy Weekend!!


  • 3. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    Yay for all the walking and Grandma time! I am glad you found replacement keys at a good price. It’s amazing to me how expensive those things are. Your Fourth sounds like so much fun. And I so agree with your last paragraph.


  • 4. Ann  |  . at .

    Wonderful to get a good deal on the clicker key. And congratulations on your walking goals!!


  • 5. Gattina  |  . at .

    We were a little out of the world during our tour it was so nice ! Even the weather was with us for Ireland standards ! It gets never really warm here always around 68, and the sun also is rather stingy, but we had no rain and to walk around when it is too hot than it’s not good either ! The worst was the day we had to separate we all became such good friends that the guide even created a Facebook page so that we can all stay in contact !
    The Americans in our group also celebrated the 4th of July and we all with them !


  • 6. Willow  |  . at .

    How lovely to camp of 4th of July weekend! And how special to have that grandma time too.
    I want to try growing some sprouts…I buy them at the farmers market, but it would be great to make my own!


  • 7. Susanne  |  . at .

    Love the quote you started the post with. Way to go on your “steps” accomplishment. So fun that you got to go camping and relax with your family. Fireworks are always so neat to watch.


  • 8. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Susan! It was so nice to see your name in the comments again. Sounds like you are off to a fantastic summer with great times with family and camping and sprouts!



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