Friday’s Fave Five – June 4

It’s been a busy lots-to-be-thankful week. Let’s look back at a handful of favourite things with this week’s Friday’s Fave Five post.

Family. It was just a couple of days, but the quality of time spent with my girls far outweighed the quantity. We’re counting down days until our next visit.

HOT weather. We love the heat around here—grateful, at the same time, for the option to find respite as needed during the day, and sleep comfortably at night in our air conditioned home.

Summer hair cuts for the dogs. They were both looking far too shaggy. I love their summertime look!

Salad days. It’s a joy to shop for groceries at the garden again. Right now, we’re harvesting spinach like mad before it bolts and trying to stay on top of the radish harvest. It’s time to do another sowing to fill in the bare spots where I’ve picked the gardens gifts.

Eyes wide open. Our community, indeed our country, is still reeling following the discovery of the graves of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. There is a big part of Canadian history I’ve been blind to—as have many of us. This horrific discovery alludes to only part of the story. Now is the time to listen, seek to understand, and challenge ourselves. The “favourite” piece this week is that we’re doing that.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Your dogs summer hair cuts are so cute ? And I love salad days with fresh ingredients from my garden and our community garden project

  2. Yes, that news release was shocking and difficult. It hurts.
    My garden is just getting going. This year, I’ve been late with everything. New ground, new climate. I can’t wait to eat something out of my garden!

  3. Painful history is universal. Wishing you all healing and continued efforts to understand.
    Those puppies are just so darling. The one on the left looks like he’s already contemplating his next move, haha. Your garden always sounds so good. I’m not very good growing veggies, and each year give more space to flowers.

  4. How nice to visit your girls! Your dogs look cute and cool. I had not heard that news about the Kamloops school. I just looked it up. How sad. It’s good that some listening, seeking, and challenging has come out of it.

  5. That news was horrific. I would LOVE to know the real story. the one the media isn’t sharing.
    I’m a child advocate and it just broke my heart.

    Your puppies are adorable!! They remind me of little purse puppies you see in NYC.

    YAY for fresh garden veggies!! I go to the Farmers Market to get mine as we live in suburbia and the soil is clay so super tough to have a garden…plus i teach full time so…..NO time to garden thus my Flower beds are all perennials which take care of themselves 🙂

    Happy weekend!!

  6. Your dogs are adorable. How nice to be able to eat stuff from the garden. I heard about the discovery of those children’s graves. I hope lessons can be learned. Nice to have air conditioning when it’s hot – we just open our windows lol. Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

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