Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five #104

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Happy, Happy Friday y’all!  I’m looking forward to a great 3 day weekend and get to see my kids – does it get any better than that???  :)  Hop on over to Susanne’s Living To Tell The Story to see many more Friday’s Fave Five….and let’s accentuate the positive!

1. Obviously number 1 on my list is getting to be with all my family last weekend for my sister-in-law’s birthday.  Always enjoy seeing everybody and spending time together.  We also pretty much ate out most meals and that made for some good times.  :)

2. Cooler Weather!!!   I absolutely adore summer, but the lovely rainfall and windy morning is music to my soul.  Really we are so blessed to have the 4 seasons and see all the unique things that comes along with each one of them.  There are things to love about each season and I wouldn’t change a thing.

3. Knitting – intense knitting!  I’ve been working on a baby blanket for a friend’s daughter that is due in October, but would set it aside for other projects that came up.  Well…the baby shower came in the mail and I have a little over a week to get this finished now – eek!  LOL!  Fortunately I have a very understanding husband and he is happy to join me on the sofa and watch tv while I knit away.  I do think I should finish in time, but it will take some superhero knitting to get it done!  :)

4. Speaking of knitting, the Dallas Handknitters Guild starts up again next week and the program for the fall is a lace shawl by none other than The Knitting Fairy!  Alissa is a lot of fun and I always enjoy spending time with her, so I’m looking forward to this.

5. I have found myself going on walks with the dog in the evenings again now that the over 100 degree weather is gone.  This is something that I really enjoy as it rather soothes my soul to walk along together.  It’s nice to stop and chat with neighbors along the way or just walk in the quiet and listen to the words God whispers to me.  And in that quiet the words sometimes come in the form of flowers or butterflies or such and I find that my day to day life is filled with such business that I sometimes miss the words.  The walks slow me down to listen.

Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Enjoy being with your family this weekend and have fun finishing the baby afghan. You will be on a roll with your knitting. I know whzt you mean about slowing down and listening to God. We are always so busy that we don't hear Him whispering to us each day. We all need to slow down and smell the roses, as they say. Have a great holiday weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

LBDDiaries said...

I like that - "the walk slows me down to listen" - very good! Visiting from Java's Follow Friday Over 40. Your title caught my eye because I so agree that we need to count our joy - to accentuate the positive, like you said. Going to check out other postings out now!

Gattina said...

You knit for a baby to come in October and I am looking for baby stuff because I will become a grandma in November, lol !

TXDidi said...

Thank goodness for understanding hubbies who don't mind us knitting beside them in the evenings, eh? Hope you get your blanket finished in time. I'll bet it will be greatly loved by the new little one.

Brenda said...

Walking the dog in the evening just sounds so peaceful, I can imagine how that would be a good time to connect with God.

Knitting like crazy sounds like fun!

momma24 said...

I wish I knew how to knit! I would love to create things...just not enough patience. lol

Susanne said...

I feel the same way about walking. Being outside, away from all the "to do" things at home, somehow opens my inner ears to listen better.

Enjoy your family this weekend.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Would love to see a picture of that baby blanket when it's done.

I know just what you mean about walks. Time in God's creation always slows me down, and I love it!

Have a great week. (And fun with your family!)

Cindy said...

With the weather cooling off a little the dog walking will be more enjoyable.

Knitting a baby blanket brings back memories for me. I only did one, I'm not a big knitter.

Have a great week

Anonymous said...

I enjoy eating out too - guess cuz I don't do it much. Spending time with family is always a #1 blessing. Glad you got to spend time with yours.

How fun that you get to see the 4 seasons. My part of CA isn't known for that.

Yes, please, show a photo of your completed baby blanket on another FFF. I am getting back into knitting. Nothing fancy just a straight knit afghan in nubby yarn.

I always enjoy a walk once I'm on it but getting out is my problem. How cool that you can be so regular with it.