Friday July 22, 2011 Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Here are my favorites from this week:
1. My new favorite store—Bed Bath and Beyond. I love this place! About a year ago, ours added a health and beauty section but I never paid much attention. Last week I browsed through it and realized they have really good prices. And the coupons! They take expired Bed Bath and Beyond coupons, making their merchandise a really good deal. (I just read this morning that a college student can pick things out in their local store and pick them up in the store closest to the college—no shipping! Neat, huh?)
2. An author I’ve rediscovered, Liz Curtis Higgs. I met her at the ICRS and she signed a copy of her latest novel, Mine is the Night. She has written about 6 Scottish historical novels, and I love them! This latest was wonderful. A great story with compelling characters, full of rich historical detail.
3. My third son’s exciting future! He just landed a high school math teaching job (his first) and rented his first apartment. He’s excited, and so are we. He’ll be in Kentucky, not close to us but close to two brothers and some college friends. Now that he has the job and apartment settled, he and his sweet girlfriend, Tiffany, are coming for a quick visit before the school year starts. We’re really looking forward to having him home and having Tiffany here, even if just for a few days.
4. A John Grisham novel—but maybe not what you’d expect. Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer is a legal thriller and Grisham’s first novel for kids from 8 to 12. I’m always on the lookout for a good kids read, and I found this to be one. I love the characters he created and the warm family Theo has; they have a passion for justice and helping others. I just checked out the second in the series, Theodore Boone, The Abduction.
5. A short but pithy quote. Three words, in fact.
“Children sweeten labours.” (Sir Francis Bacon)
So true. In fact, children sweeten just about anything, I think. (Sadly, Sir Francis Bacon died without an heir, never having known fatherhood.) When I read this short quote, I thought of two friends who are having fun with their grandkids, both keeping children for their children. I hear from them daily, and they may be tired, but they’re full of joy. Even when children wear us out, either as moms or grandmoms, it’s a sweet exhaustion, isn’t it?
Hope you have a great week ahead!