Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five #97

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YAY for FRIDAY!  There’s more reasons to love Friday than you shake a stick at, but one of my favorite reasons is the Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.

1. Bird Feeder Fun! – Y’all know that ever since I made a bird feeder and set it outside I have been entranced with it.  So much so that we got our old bird feeder out, dusted it off and I started filling it again.  But then we had the neighborhood cat visiting the feeder and I wasn’t really sure I wanted to continue.  Honestly though I couldn’t help myself as all the different birds brought countless joy.

Until yesterday morning.  I went outside to fill the feeder and at the base of the pole was a very large pile of feathers.  I of course started crying and came back inside.  And do you know I saw the cat out there twice more during the day?  When Keith got home I took him out to show him and he looked at me rather solemnly (which for him is unusual) and said he thought a cat had gotten one of the birds.  But God love him, he pulled up the pole and moved it closer to the house.  We had it at the back of the yard and there was a little hole in the fence where the cat got through and then was able to hide in the bushes, not 6 feet from the pole.  The new location the cat would have to go across the entire yard in plain site, so I feel like the birds have a better chance now.

And why is this under the faves?  Last night Keith came to get me with a big grin on his face and had me tiptoe to the kitchen window – to see a cardinal and a red-headed woodpecker on the feeder!  I am so relieved that the birds might start coming back again.

3. Brooklyn’s 3rd Birthday Party! – We are all meeting tomorrow to celebrate this little one’s 3rd birthday and I can’t wait!  Of course it will be fun with her, but we also will have a lot of family in town and there’s few things I enjoy more than that. 

But along with birthday party fun, tonight my brother and sister-in-law will arrive at our house and we’re going to dinner.  I am so looking forward to spending some quality time with them.  :)

4. Maybe New Bedroom Furniture! (and how many exclamation points can a person use???) – I’ve been stalking Craigslist looking for just the right bedroom furniture and I think I might have found it.  We have an appointment with them to go and look tomorrow after the party and as long as it is as advertised we’ll be getting it.  When Lynne’ moved out into her apartment it left an empty bedroom and I want to set it up as a guest room.  Fortunately I really do have time on my side and am able to wait and find what I want at a price I want to pay.  Crossing my fingers!

5. Mission Crafts Ministry at church – Seriously…when you realize it’s the day that you go to a church meeting and it makes you smile, then you know it’s a perfect fit.  I’ve knit 4 scarves, taught 4 people to knit, met so very many ladies at church and prayed a bunch of prayers.  This is a great group and it does my heart so much good to be with them and laugh and discover things we have in common.  We’re coming down to the wire as far as our due date, but I know the Lord will provide.  And once this due date passes I’m sure we’ll discover another project to work on.  Our Father is handy like that.  :)


Jerralea said...

Happy birthday to Brooklyn. Family get togethers are so special!

Also, it's neat that you have a group of church ladies to fellowship with as you work on your missions project. That is what the body of Christ is all about!

TXDidi said...

Ooh, that naughty cat. I'm glad that you have come up with a solution and that the birds are returning. It sounds like the mission crafts ministry is a great fit for you. Isn't it wonderful when God matches our passions with a ministry need? Have a great week.

Brenda said...

I love your #5. It is wonderful when we find that perfect fit of ministry with our giftings. Your knitting with missions, its perfect.

Susanne said...

Happy belated birthday to Brooklyn!

That cup and saucer bird feeder is absolutely lovely. What a nice idea. I love birds and watching them. Unfortunately we do have a cat so we don't have any bird feeders at our place. Sigh.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Can't wait to hear about the birthday party and the new bedroom furniture...maybe see some photos!

Don't you love a close group of women like that? What a blessing.

Enjoy your week.