Yesterday was a holiday here in Canada so it’s a Friday that feels like a Monday. This, after turning the clocks back last weekend and it’s a recipe for discombobulation. Seems like a good time to look back at the week that was and find things to be thankful for with another edition of Friday’s Fave Five.
Our granddaughter, Makiya. It didn’t take long for us to adjust to having her living with us (for the time being). This girl claimed a special place in my heart the moment I first set my eyes on her soon after she was born and the gift of seeing her every day is a rich one. One day this week, I decided to serve breakfast for supper and she jumped at the opportunity to get in the kitchen and make dinner for her family.
Our daughter, Laurinda. So, too, is it a gift having her living with us (also for the time being). Enjoying mother-daughter talks in person is even better than the hours we used to spend on the phone every week. Some nights, she takes over the kitchen too. Bonus!
My husband, Gerry. This man is generous, patient, and easygoing (For the most part. He is human, after all. 🙂 ). Increasing the size of our household has not come without adjustments required on all of our parts. We are being intentional about taking time together just for ourselves—what’s not to like about that?
Bananagrams. I love this game. Gerry doesn’t play so the only time I indulge is when the girls are around. Yesterday, being a statutory holiday, Laurinda was home and we enjoyed a Bananagram marathon. She’s a master and, yes, she won the majority of games but it was grand fun nonetheless.
Friends. This week I enjoyed a pedi with a friend and coffee together the next day, lunch out with another, and good conversation with both. I lean toward being a hermit, especially during the darker months. Good friends keep me from hibernating for the duration.
So, it turns out this week it’s all about friends and family. In a world where burdens can weigh heavy, the people in my life help keep me grounded. I’m grateful for every one of them.