Friday’s Fave Five September 1st, 2017

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“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”  Doris Day

I believe that I am rich. I am not rich by way of money, but because of friendships, family, health, and many other things, I am RICH.

Today I will recount 5 things for which I am grateful. Why don’t you join us at Friday’s Fave Five.

ONE. Cleaning out the garage. I am on a mission to finish decluttering my house. Right now, the garage is the focus. I spent 2 1/2 hours one day and then I had to stop because the temps have been in the 100’s. But I made a GREAT start. And so that I could stay motivated, my daughter took several trips to the thrift store with my cast offs and brought out water so I didn’t dehydrate too much.

This table top BBQ was easy to assemble & fun to use. And it only cost $1.50.

TWO. National Toasted Marshmallow Day. And yes, my daughter and I did celebrate, gluten-free style. We made tabletop BBQ’s (with clay pots). Go to this link to see how we did this. In case you can’t tell, I like to celebrate national holidays.

THREE. PEP Thursday Breakfast. Every Thursday there is a standing invitation for PEPers (our senior 55+ group) to meet at Perkos for breakfast (or just a cup of coffee). Today I attended and I was the 17th (and last) person to join the group. What a GROUP we were. Besides having a lovely breakfast (2 easy over eggs sitting on top of a dinner salad), I got to visit with a couple that I didn’t know very well. I got full on good food and good company.

Some of our Boggle boards. Do you like to play word games? Set the timer for 3 minutes & see how many words you can create on the right hand board.

FOUR. Boggle. I have no idea where my game box is. I imagine I will find it once I am done decluttering. This week I had a HANKERING to play Boggle. So my daughter made us paper Boggle boards. Do you know that if you are tired, and you play this game, you WILL wake up. I won one night and my daughter won one night. Now we’ll have to have a championship round.

FIVE. Inside Out Movie. On the 5th Tuesday of the month, PEP watches a movie at the church. We watch one of Pastor Mike’s favourite movies. This time it was Inside Out. Have you seen it? If not, do! It was about how important it is to have a full range of emotions especially sadness.

It was a great way to beat the HEAT. There were some tears, and laughs, and lots of good discussion. And someone brought homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Your Turn . . . Did you have to escape the heat or sleepy eyes this past week? . . . What movie would you recommend? . . . When was the last time you had s’mores?

What I Am Reading  . . . Mrs Dalloway (out loud with my daughter)

What I Wrote This Week . . . 


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  • 1. Faith  |  . at .

    sounds like a great week. I am de cluttering as well. i have done our master bedroom, the youngest daughter did hers before going away to college and today i begin tackling the basement!! that will take about a month I fear!!

    we had s’mores just last weekend and our temps have been in the sunny perfect low 70s during the day and low 40s at night!! my fave weather!!

    a movie I recommend is one i just saw on Netflix called I Am Sam. about a man on the autism spectrum trying to raise his baby girl. it was one of the best movies i have seen in a long time. im very picky about movies and we dont go to the cinemas much as it costs $13.00 now and i refuse to pay that price for what is usually trashy.

    i hope you have a very relaxing long holiday weekend!


  • 2. Lauren  |  . at .

    Yay for decluttering!! It does feel good, doesn’t it? We have emptied 3/4 of our basement since the kids are gone and no one uses it anymore. You sound like you had a very full, fun week. There are some movies I never get tired of watching . . . one is The Proposal and another is 27 Dresses. Really deep stuff haha!


  • 3. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    I love the PEP group – and breakfast get-togethers! We did see that movie and enjoyed it. What a great and simple way to play Boggle! I do love word games. My husband and I were talking this week about the need to clean out the attic, but we’re going to wait til it’s cooler. It’s such a great feeling to clear the clutter out.


  • 4. Willow  |  . at .

    Well, you know I am a big fan of decluttering. Mostly now I enjoy the results and do little decluttering projects to keep me clear of the clutter. Right now I have my eye on the paper build up on my desk. Once the heat dissipates a bit I’ll do it.
    Boggle sounds like a fun game to play!
    Have you seen That Thing You Do or Sabrina with Harrison Ford? A couple of my fave movies.


  • 5. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    I’m so sad I missed Toasted Marshmallow Day:( I guess I could have my own? We made s’mores earlier this summer in our new fire pit.

    Love word games! My husband refuses to play Scrabble with me. I don’t think I’m really that good, but he’s a math whiz, so prefers numbers.

    I’m anxious to tackle our garage when it gets just a bit cooler out. I am on a decluttering binge, too. Next is the basement.

    How nice that you and your daughter read books aloud. My husband and I often listen to books on road trips. We’re going on one in October, and I can’t find an audio for the book I want. Perhaps I’ll suggest reading it aloud.

    Enjoy your weekend, Susan.


  • 6. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Linda (who lives in Houston) noted she was rich because she found strawberries in the grocery store and could fill up her car with gas. Your comment about being rich rings true — even the stamina for tackling clutter in these temperatures is a blessing!

    Your daughter’s paper Boggle reminded me that there used to be a game app called Scrabble that was like Boggle. I would copy out the sets where I had the most number of words and saved them to play offline.


  • 7. Leanna | Faeries and Fauna  |  . at .

    Decluttering is best done in bits. I would love to find a hang out group of people over 55 just to do simple things with. Sounds like a wonderful group to be involved in.


  • 8. Susanne  |  . at .

    I am totally going to mark down your little tabletop bbq. Such a great idea! Tackling the garage, you are a brave soul. That is my husband’s domain so I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 ft. pole, as the saying goes. But you are inspiring me to get to some hidden corners inside the house!



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