Friday June 29, 2012
How can this be the last full week of June? That's hard for me to believe. I love Fridays, though, as we mine the week for its blessings.
I'm linking up with Susanne for Friday’s Fave Five today. Come on over and join us.
My five favorites this week:
1. Cooking and taking care of my family. I’m no Martha Stewart, and my house does not look like a showplace, but I do love to take care of my family! I usually recognize the joy of this every summer, as I find myself with time to enjoy it. Cooking and cleaning and grocery shopping is no fun when you have a thousand other things to think about, but in the summer I always get this great sense of satisfaction as I put the groceries in the pantry. (Is it just me?)
2. Caring physical therapists. I think last week I wrote about my son’s wonderful doctor, and this week it’s his physical therapists. Two guys are working with him, and they’re just great. They work longer than the appointments call for, they encourage and joke and push him—and they do it well. We’re so thankful for their hard work with him.
3. New opportunities. A young lady who’s very special to my son is looking for a teaching job…and a couple of new opportunities have cropped up this week. We’re excited for her!
4. Family dinner together. College boy is home now, but often my recovering son is still napping during dinner, especially after therapy. This week we’ve had several dinners all together, though, and it’s great to have both of them at the table!
5. A quote:
“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.” (Nora Ephron)
If you’ve been here much, you know how I feel about reading so you know how excited I was to read this quote. Reading is a door into other worlds, and I love that.
Hope you’re enjoying this last bit of June.
For the love of reading,