Friday, December 06, 2013

Friday's Fave Five #260


Here it is, Friday already and time to recall our blessings over the last week. Other thank the frigid deep freeze we are in right now, feeling like -39*C (-38,2*F) with the wind chill, It has been a wonderful week of some real obvious blessings and then some more subtle ones.  They are all good to take notice of!  Please join me and my fellow bloggers in finding our favorite five.  Here's mine in no particular order...

1.  Early Christmas present.  My sweet hubby got me the phone I was really hankering for.  It was on a great deal and I got it already because it had to be activated in store to get the deal, which meant turning my other phone off.  So now I'm a bit fuzzy brained from the learning curve but I love it.

2.  Google.  When the kids were in school and I couldn't come up with answers to their school work for them I used to jokingly tell them to "google it, google is your friend".  This week I found it super beneficial in helping me with the new phone.  There was something that happened with it, that even a visiting teenager couldn't figure out.  I phoned my carrier who had no idea and who then connected me with Samsung, and even they were having a tough time helping me out.  So it dawned on me the other day to "google" it.  And within 15 seconds I had the problem fixed.  Love the google!

3.  T coming home.  Even if it was only for one night.  The speaker at our Christmas party was the director of the bible school T is attending and asked Tamara to accompany her here.  It was so nice to have her home and to attend the party with her.  More on that is here


4.  An unexpected day off.  Came as a by product of the blizzard we had on Monday and Tuesday.  Nice little bonus, even though I did have to spend a few hours of it shoveling!  I also did spend time giving the play room and craft room and good cleaning and doing lots of reading and drinking nice hot coffee.

5.  Christmas decorating done.  Inside and out.  Such a good feeling having it finished and just getting to sit back and enjoy for this season.

What have your favorite blessings been this week?





9 comments:

Barbara H. said...

I know what you mean about the learning curve of new phones. Thankfully one of my sons got the same kind as I did before I did, so he coached me through some of it.

Google is such a help for so many things.

I wondered when you mentioned shoveling in another post whether you had dayhome that day. Nice to get a day off!

It was so great that your daughter could come home for the Christmas party.

nikkipolani said...

Congrats on your decorating! Even though I'm only the decorating helper, it's so nice to have it all done and ready to enjoy on a quiet evening.

What a sweet photo of you and your daughter. Hurray for new phone and help close at hand. It's amazing how easy it is to fulfill nearly every informational curiosity!

I had to look twice at those temperatures. I'd seen your snow images, but hadn't realized how c-c-c-cold it had gotten!

Gattina said...

What a nice picture of you and your daughter ! I always ask Google when I have a problem with something ! Even for my new car, I was too lazy to look in the manual which is so thick like a bible ! To show a friend how is it is and that Google answers all questions, I asked her to type just joking: Why does my dog scratches himself all the time ? I never thought that I would get so many answers, lol !

Hazel Ceej said...

There are many features in a phone that I do not use as I just don't have the time to learn all of them. Google - the answer to so many questions. How nice that you're done with Christmas decorations.

Willow said...

I'm resisting getting a new phone...for the same reason...new technology learning curve.
"something even a visiting teenager couldn't figure out" :) LOL
Stay warm up there!

Snowbird said...

Some wonderful blessings there. You and your daughter look absolutely beautiful. You must pass on the secret of perpetual youth.xxx

Faith said...

Oh i LOVE your new phone. That's the one i wanted but....we couldn't swing yet another data plan so I got just a regular texting phone. we have NO snow yet here in Albany, NY but I heard on the news that might change come Monday. Your picture with your oldest is gorgeous!!! she is very pretty young woman! I am so thankful my decorating was done this week too and we can enjoy the Christmas season. Happy weekend!

Sandy @ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Ha ha I always tell my kids to google it also. It can be so helpful for so many things. Love the picture of your daughter with you, she is beautiful. What a sweet picture, I can imagine you loved having her home. And my, oh my did you get a TON of snow!!!!! Nice to catch up a bit with your blog.

Joyful Reader said...

Yay! to Christmas decorating being done and days off!. We got some snow but nothing like you! I want a new phone so bad! I don't have a smart phone at all...
T is a beautiful young lady!