Friday’s Fave Five September 29th, 2017

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“Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted – a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

ONE. Learned How to Make Pavlova. Gillian knows a lot of things and one thing she knows is food. She agreed to show me how to make a no fail Pavlova. We topped it with fresh whipped cream and berries. I took a small desert to work the next day. I am sure I was the favourite co-worker (that day) because of  it.

TWO. Attended a Friend’s Book Signing. Jenny Lundquist writes book for middle schoolers. And I love them. I already read this book and it made me think, cry, and feel satisfied with how Violet accomplished her Christmas Bucket list. (I love bucket lists.) Marsha went to the signing, too. Afterwards we had dinner and tried to catch up on a tv series. Luckily, there is no rush to finish.

THREE. Celebrated National Hobbit Day. My Operation Christmas Child sewing group met that day. In addition to sewing dolls, we ate food in honour of this special day. Sewing + feasting + friends = a great celebration.

FOUR. Walked This 5K Heart/Stroke Fun Run/Walk. 3 ladies (Mary, Bip & Andrea) from my church walked this event with me. Despite being VERY crowded we did okay with our time. For one of the ladies, it was her 1st time to walk a 5K. And the very best part is that we got to know each other better!

FIVE. Small Group Started up. I had a great time with 7 other ladies (Julie, Cheryl, Gillian, Me, Jeanette, Mary, Cheryl, Rosemary). I am looking forward to learning, bonding, laughing, & sharing with this group, with the aim of becoming a better disciple of Jesus.

Your Turn . . .  Look at your past week and think about what made it so special. Now share a thing or two. I am linking up at Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five. Come join us!

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Sounds like a fun week. Well done on the 5k and your other achievements. The pavlova looks delicious.


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      It was a fun week and the pavlova was the “icing on the cake.”


  • 3. Faith  |  . at .

    Yay for running a 5K! I don’t run much due to a knee issue from ,yme disease but indo get a good workout from my evening walks which typically total 2.5-3.5 miles and pf clurse I hike just about every weekend when the weather cooperates!

    I lead a small group too and shared about it on the FFF! I love getting together to study the Word of God. Which study are you doing?

    I have never heard of pavlova but from the sound of it it must be Greek? from the looks of it it remjnds me of a custard pie?

    I have heard of Jenny Lundquist although I dont think my daighters ever owned her books. She is your friend?? super cool!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  • 4. smile7850  |  . at .

    Whew… I can’t imagine walking a 5k but I am really impressed you did and the fellowship that went along with that!!! I missed my small group this week… looking forward to getting back together next week.. We are doing the book Think Differently by James MacDonald.

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    • 5. susan2009  |  . at .

      I must say, I am impressed with myself, too. lol.
      I will look up that book by MacDonald. I am always looking for good resources. Do you guys listen to a DVD teaching?
      I hope you get to your small group next week.


  • 6. Ellen  |  . at .

    A full good week for sure. Those dolls are sweet. Good for you for doing the 5k!


    • 7. susan2009  |  . at .

      The dolls are so precious even without their faces. It has been such a long time since I’ve done embroidery that I don’t want to practice on the dolls. I am looking for folks to help with that aprt of the project.


  • 8. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    Congratulations on finishing the 5K, and how fun to do it with friends! I am not familiar with pavlova but it looks and sounds good. Congratulations to your friend on her book publication! Cool that you got to attend and also to sew and feast with friends for the OCC boxes.


  • 9. Susanne  |  . at .

    It’s great to see so many mentioning the start of their ladies small group. Mine started this week too and we enjoyed the 1st session on our study of the book of Ruth. Way to go on the 5K with your friends. I’ve never had a pavlova but they look beautiful. Good for you for trying to make that!


  • 10. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    This is a great list. The book sounds delightful. I’ve started collecting books for my grandchildren’s libraries. They are quite young still, but this book looks like a good one for the future.

    Those little dolls are so cheerful and fun! I’m sure they will make a lot of little girls very happy.

    Good job on the 5K!



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