What a week this has been! This morning, I’m taking time to breathe and look back at the blessings with a Friday’s Fave Five Post.
An accepted offer. We were on our way home from church on Sunday when our realtor called. “An offer came in this morning,” he said. And this time it was a good one. We’ve had lots of interest in our home, but from folks who need to sell their home first. That’s not the best option in a market such as this. But this one was different and, after the usual back-and-forth business, we accepted the offer on Monday. Sold!
A new home in Moose Jaw. As soon as the electronic ink was dry on the offer, we began working with our Moose Jaw realtor, grateful for the many trips we made in the summer to scope out the market listings, to secure a home there. Oh, the magic of technology as she took us on a virtual showing of a home across the street from the one we’ve been considering. This one is new on the market, by the same builder, and the sellers are motivated. It was a no-brainer. We put in an offer and it was accepted on Wednesday. We take possession on December 9. Saskatchewan, here we come!
Coffee and conversation. Old (as in long-time) friends are a sweet, sweet thing. We used to visit on one another’s homes when our kiddos were babies and toddlers. Now we enjoy coffee together while our Yorkies provide entertainment. A new puppy (at her house) prompted this visit and, while Murphy might have been a tad overwhelmed with the whole thing, it was time very well spent for my friend and me.
A float. With the whirlwind this week turned out to be, I needed a break. Ninety minutes floating in a sensory deprivation chamber was just the ticket. I’m seriously going to miss this place when we move. The closest place to float will be Regina (about a 40 minute drive) so I’ll be doing it less often—especially in the winter when we’ll need a very good reason to drive to the Queen City.
Chinese takeout. We kicked keto to the curb last night and ordered dinner from our favourite Chinese restaurant—another place we’ll miss. We order a single dinner-for-one and it’s enough for both of us for dinner with leftovers for lunch the following day. We’ll be on the lookout for reasonably priced, fresh and delicious Chinese food, when we get to Moose Jaw.
Can I add a sixth favourite? Of course I can, it’s my blog!
The story of Moses. A friend sent me a link to a message from Mission Hills Church in Colorado. As an adoptee, I’ve long identified with Moses who was also abandoned (I know, that’s a tough pill to swallow, but that’s how those of us who were adopted, like Moses, feel about it), made big mistakes, and struggled with his self-esteem (But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.“) I’ve heard many messages and read many commentaries on Moses, but there is something in this message that meets me where I need a Holy encounter. Maybe you too?
Well, that’s it for a very eventful and emotionally exhausting week. It’s Remembrance Day here in Canada, and we honour those who served to protect our freedoms. I’m thinking of my dad, Edward Louis Brauer, who served overseas and was welcomed back to his hometown Moose Jaw when the war was over. Thanks, Dad. Lest we forget.