Friday’s Fave Five – August 2, 2019

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Since I broke my shoulder seven weeks ago. I find that I need to make myself look for the good in daily life. With all the pain and hard work it takes to heal, it is too easy for me to stay self-centered all day. One way to look for the good, is to participate in the weekly meme, Friday’s Fave Five. Write your own post and link up at Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story.

ONE. Blood draw. I had to get blood drawn on Monday. It is usually an ordeal because I have small veins. It frequently requires multiple tries and a different person has to take over. BUT – this time, the phlebotomist got my vein on the first stick. And there wasn’t even a bruise.

TWO. Community Breakfast. This is my church’s 2nd annual breakfast in a nearby parking lot. Besides food, we had two bounce houses, games for kiddos, and face painting – all free. Despite the heat, we had a decent turnout. I like that we gave back to the community on Sunday.

THREE. Two Movies. Our senior group from church watches a movie on the months that have a 5th Tuesday. Last Tuesday we watched the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” It is about a master sushi chef who has a restaurant in Tokyo. His restaurant gets 3 stars on the Michelin rating system despite the fact that this restaurant only has one sitting of 8 people per night. It is about dedication to your craft.

Since it was a shorter movie, we then watched the mockumentary “Juan Likes Chicken and Rice.” Juan is also dedicated to his craft. This 2nd movie had us in STITCHES. Both movies are streamed on Netflix. Go spend two hours on these movies. You won’t be sorry.

FOUR. Pool Exercises. Man, it is uncomfortable to do my exercises. At least it is on land. I’ve discovered that if I do them in the pool, it is easier; I can work harder and longer; and it is fun. I am a water baby. I do them in the pool 2-3 times a day. And I’ve seen great strides in my range-of-motion. (However, no new skills this week.)

FIVE. Watermelon. Sydney cut the watermelon we served at the Community Breakfast, She cut it in a different way. It was less messy eating it this way. I love learning new things.

That’s my five for the week. Thanks for reading.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Being in pain is hard so well done with persevering with the exercises. That looks a good way to cut watermelon for serving I’ll have to try and remember it for our family gathering later this month. thanks.


  • 2. officeann  |  . at .

    I am so sorry about your shoulder issues. My husband had rotator cuff surgery twice, so we know about the difficulties of shoulder issues around here. 😦 Nice to know that you can do the exercises in the pool and that it is easier there. By the way – that watermelon looks wonderful!! –Ann


  • 3. faitheturner  |  . at .

    I love watermelon and ALWAYS cut it like that unless I’m using the baller for fruit salad. I thought everyone sliced it that way! Ha! It sure looks refreshing,

    How,fun to give back to the community that way.

    Glad you found an easy way to do your PT exercises,

    I’ll have to find those movies. I’ve been laughing my head off at Family Life on NEtflix,

    Enjoy the weekend!


  • 4. Barbara Harper  |  . at .

    I’m so sorry about the continuing shoulder pain. But I am glad pool exercises help. I have small veins, too, and know how unusual it is for them to get what they need the first time and not leave a bruise.

    The community breakfast sounds great. We watched a couple of good movies this week, too–I plan to mention them next time since my FFF was already done before we finished them.


  • 5. Susanne  |  . at .

    I’m sorry to hear of all the pain that you are going through in recovery. Glad that you found that working out in the pool makes it more bearable. Keep it up! I wrote those movies down and hopefully Canadian Netflix has them. Hubby and I cut the watermelon for our church funfest. Wish I would have known of this cutting method. It looks way better.



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