Friday, June 29, 2018

Ordinary Days

Looking back at my week for Friday Fave Five, it was a week where blessings came in small packages, just simple moments during ordinary days. They often arrive that way, those little moments of 'ahhh,' life is good. 

Sipping the first cup of coffee for the day on the back porch is always a favorite for me. These days the garden is bursting forth with color, putting on quite a show.

Our town's recreation program has a challenge to visit open space and parks this summer. They put together a Passport Book, and if you complete it, you can pick up a tee shirt at the town fair in September.  I started my book on Monday, and took a nice 30-minute walk that gave me a beautiful view of the mountains. I can't get my pictures to upload, or I would share it with you.

I finished another good book this week called Unbound by John Shors. He is a master storyteller whose books all take place in southeast Asia.  This one is a love story that takes place during the Ming Dynasty. A craftsman is held captive building the Great Wall and his wife journeys out to find him. I love the characters and the way the author weaves his story in with history, an era that I know so little about, but becomes more fascinating as the story evolves.

Dan and I had a mid-week date, and met up at a new brewery in town where we shared a plate of nachos for supper. It was a hot, hot day, perfect for cold beer and a light supper.

Finally, capping off my list with time spent with my friend Kathy, who is housebound for a couple of weeks recovering from surgery. We shared St*arbucks, laughs and good conversation, while chaperoning her son and his girlfriend, which neither one enjoyed very much!

Hope you all had a good week and found some moments of grace along the way.  Happy Friday!



Faith said...

What a great list! And good idea for the town to do a get outdoors challenge! I'm starting a new Adirondack challenge when I'm up there next week. I cant wait!!
Love all your colorful flower photos. So pretty!
Yay for mid week dinner dates and time spent helping a friend.

Happy weekend!

Vicki said...

I wish they had something like your Passport Book in my area! I'm a lifelong reader and read/listen to books every day. I like light meals when it's hot and humid too. Time with friends (and family) are the best!

Have a great weekend!

Leslie said...

Sounds like a perfect week!!!! I love the passport idea, kinda like when the kids had the reading challenges at the library ~ I love that kind of stuff! Wish we had something like that here.

Have a great weekend friend!!!!
oh.. and your flowers are gorgeous!!

Barbara H. said...

Your flowers are so pretty. The Passport project is a great idea. I'm so glad you had a chance to visit with your friend recuperating from surgery. Good books are one of my favorite faves.

Wendy said...

Sounds like a good week and the passport idea is great. Our local area organised an open garden event last summer but it was just over one weekend.

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! I do love that passport idea -- what fun!

Have a great week ahead!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Coffee on the back porch is such a blessing - one that can be taken for granted (by me) Thanks for the reminder to be blessed my both the small and big things! ♥

collettakay said...

Any date with that can be squeezed in the schedule with the hubby is a great one! The Passport Book idea is outstanding! Enjoy your time filling it up :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Dewena said...

You manage to fill your week with such a variety of nice things. I hope your friend heals beautifully. And I hope that you fill that Passport and get the shirt! A happy weekend to you and your husband, Dewena

Susanne said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, I especially like the little white ones. Nacho dates are the best. What a great idea to get people trying new parks. And I'm so agreeing with coffee on the back porch to start the day!

Melinda said...

The flowers are beautiful!
It is always fun to spend time with family and friends.

Happy 4th week!

M : )