Friday’s Fave Five – October 19, 2018

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“Our favorite  attitude should be gratitude,” Zig Ziglar.

I agree. So I am going to spend a few minutes listing five of my gratitudes from this past week.

Join us at Susanne’s place for this meme.

ONE. Naps. Last week was particularity busy and energy was lacking. Most days I had a nap after work. Ahhh, those wonderful, restorative naps make such a difference to my mood and productivity.

TWO. New small group leaders. I spoke with a couple (Mike and Lina) from church who will be leading a study on marriage. I am so excited as it has been years since we’ve had such a small group. They will start in January and use a video curriculum. If you have a suggestion, please let me know. I visited their group last Sunday and I was impressed with how they interact as a couple, their familiarity with the material, and how they included the group’s members. They are fun and godly.

THREE. Bucket List achievement. Can you believe I’ve never been to a corn maze? A small group of our seniors from church did just that. All 6 of us were first timers. We tromped through the corn maze (lost for only 30 minutes), went on a hay ride, ate piping hot apple cider donuts, and visited. The warm day was filled with laughter and friendship.

Here is photo proof we made it though the maze. Gail was our photographer.

FOUR. Pot of chili. One morning before work, I put together a pot of chili. We ate it for 2 dinners and one breakfast (with eggs). Yummm. It was NICE to have this easy meal after a busy day. I used to do once-a-month cooking. I REALLY want to get back to that.

FIVE. Celebrated a niece’s birthday. As per our routine, we had waffles and ice cream for breakfast and then a dinner as a family (and time around the fire pit). Besides concentrating on spoiling Emily, we had laughs and conversation was like getting an emotional snuggle.

Happy birthday to a talented (music and athletics), god-loving, funny, enthusiastic woman I am THRILLED to know and even more thrilled to be related to. … Because of the angel, the waffles look bigger than they actually are.

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  • 1. officeann  |  . at .

    Your pot of chili sounds good!! Also your visit to the corn maze!! We have one in our town that was recently voted the #2 corn maze in the U.S. Guess we’ll have to visit that. 🙂

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  • 2. Faith  |  . at .

    Oh yay for pots of chili!! Mazes are a huge hit i need this area where i live so my daughters did several growing up. Our town park even has a maze made from hedges!! So all year round people use it! Glad you got to go!!
    Your niece looks very happy with her plate of yumminess!!!

    Have a wonderfully restful weekend

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  • 3. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    I have never been to a corn maze either. I don’t know if I would enjoy one, except for the group interaction. But the rest of it sounds fun!

    I love naps and take one most days. The new small group leaders sound great. I love when there are sessions about marriage – whatever stage we’re in, we all need reminders.

    Happy birthday to your niece! My d-i-l brought a dish recently that had chili with cornbread baked over the top of it – really good!

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  • 4. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    Oh, I love a good nap!

    I went through a corn maze for the first time about a year ago, with my brother and nephew. We got soooo lost!! lol!! It was fun, but a little eerie, too. We felt like we walked for miles (and probably did), but in the end, realized we’d only been to one little corner of the maze.

    I used to do once-a -month cooking when the kids were home. I hadn’t thought about it in a while, and there’s no reason I couldn’t do it just for me and my husband. One year, I gave each of my kids the cookbook for Christmas. I invited them and their spouses to come over to my house, choose the recipes, and I bought the groceries. We cooked together for the day, preparing everything, and there was enough that they took half home, and I kept half for Dan and me. It was a gift for me, to get to spend time with each of them, and they were all starting out, so appreciated the groceries and meals for their busy days.

    I do love that birthday breakfast tradition. Ice cream would be a great way to start the day:)

    Enjoy your weekend, Susan!

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  • 5. Willow  |  . at .

    Happy Birthday to your niece! Your traditions sound fun, especially chatting around the fire pit.
    Your pot of chili is pushing me to remember that I own a crock pot and could use it to make a meal even if we’re gone all day. Don’t you love meals that have ‘planned overs’ which last two or three days? That’s what I call efficient cooking.
    I’m so relieved you found your way out of the corn maze! Can you imagine the headlines? Six women missing! Their last messages on facebook were corn-fusing.

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  • 6. Susanne  |  . at .

    Happy birthday to your beautiful neice! Well glad you finally got to experience a corn maze. They are fun especially when the weather is so gorgeous. Willow’s comment about it made me laugh out loud.

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