Friday’s Fave Five October 27, 2017

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I am going on vacation on Sunday. With packing, finishing up things at work, decluttering, writing my decluttering and #wWrite31Days posts and dealing with asthma/allergies, I thought I didn’t have time to write my weekly 5 Blessings post. I am glad I rethought that idea and put this together. To join us for Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five, go here.

ONE. I finished my series of 43 gratitude prompts. Go here to see why I was grateful for this writing endeavor. I am going on vacation and won’t be back until mid-November. So I decided to do my gratitude project early.

These are the boxes I collected for this year. As you can tell, I LOVE this ministry.

TWO. Operation Christmas Child Boxes. Since I am going on vacation on Sunday and coming back after our church collects the boxes, my OCC sewing group met to finish up odds-and-ends for the boxes. We also made sure the boxes were FULL and put the rubber bands and labels in the correct spot. Our OCC group made enough items and our church collected enough items to fill 47 boxes. This is even before individual church members fill up their own boxes.

THREE. Last movie of the year. Every 5th Tuesday (which happens 4 times a year), the senior group from church watches one of Pastor Mike’s favourite movies. This past Tuesday 20 of us watched Breaking Away. While the language is naughty, there are some worthwhile themes to ponder. We also laughed, chatted and ate some tasty snacks together. We had our movie on the 4th Tuesday because of scheduling conflicts.

FOUR. Decluttering. I have stayed true to my 31 minutes a day of decluttering. I am actually seeing progress. Now I am getting down to the hardest layer to declutter: Christmas items, books and art/crafts supplies. Since I am going on vacation, I will finish up my decluttering series for #Write31Days in mid-November. I can’t write them ahead, because I need to declutter for each post, too.

FIVE. Unexpected time with family. I have been advertising on my Facebook page what our OCC group is collecting and making for this year’s boxes. Two folks not associated with my church contacted me and donated items. One lady is my precious niece, Jennifer. We haven’t seen each other in a year. So we met up at Chick-Fil-A, made the handoff and the five of us had linner together. She is a patient, happy mommy and has a caring, generous heart.

Your Turn . . . Share what tops your gratitude chart for this week.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathie  |  . at .

    Congrats on sticking to your decluttering plan! I always start and never finish!!

    Our church is starting OCC this Sunday – looking forward to filling our boxes!


  • 2. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Well done on reaching the end of your gratitude challenge and keeping up with the decluttering. You have inspired me but I will wait until the new year – we have a long trip planned and hopefully we will be back to an empty nest by then so for once I’m being practical rather than procrastinating lol. I hope you enjoy your trip.


  • 3. Willow  |  . at .

    I’m going to enjoy going back and reading your posts on decluttering and on gratitude. Hurray to you for finishing well!
    Enjoy your vacation!!!


  • 4. Susanne  |  . at .

    What sweet pictures of the time with your family! Sharing your decluttering challenge has challenged me in that area too! Enjoy your vacation!


  • 5. Gattina  |  . at .

    I admire al those who have the energy to declutter ! I am just hanging around and admire what I have to do but when ?? I wait until energy comes back, lol !



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