Friday, October 12, 2018

Fall Favorites

I'm happy to be back with the Friday Fave Five crowd, looking at the week and finding moments of grace. It's one of the things I miss doing when I'm not blogging. Writing has a way of helping me focus on the details, bringing color to the bigger picture. So, here goes. . .

Getting back to blogging ~~  I didn't intend to stay away for a month, but it happens. It's that way with a lot of things, resisting and avoiding, and before you know it you lose any kind of momentum. So, this week I just decided to jump in feet first. Like riding a bicycle, it all comes back quickly. Writing helps me make sense of things and pay attention to the details, especially looking for the blessings at the end of each week.

Dr. Becker ~~ I had some minor surgery last week, called Moh's surgery, for a spot of basal cell carcinoma on my face. It's not uncommon here in Colorado, where the higher altitude puts us closer to the sun. Incidents of skin cancer tend to be higher than in other parts of the country. My surgeon, Dr. Becker, is exceptionally gifted, and there is hardly any evidence of incision. In addition, he was kind and warm, so the experience was a positive one overall.

Brooklynn and Bentley and hugs galore ~~ We saw two of our grandkids on Tuesday. It had been a few weeks, and they're just 2 and 3, so I sometimes wonder if they'll fell a little strange when they haven't seen us in a while. No worries! They ran to us with open arms. We went out to eat -- fast food chicken sandwiches where there is a playground for them to run. After we had our sandwiches, I was going to buy a milkshake for them to share, but Brooklynn explained, "I like 'trawberry. Bubba likes chocolate." She held up her fingers -- "Get 2." I don't blame her, I don't like to share my ice cream either.

Pumpkins and Mums ~~ I can't resist the displays at the grocery store with bins filled with pumpkins and orange, yellow and purple mums.

Soup and sandwiches ~~ It's been cold and wet this week, and we even had a sprinkling of snow yesterday. Time to break out the traditional soup and sandwich supper. Dan made clam chowder and grilled cheese on Wednesday. Always a treat to have someone else 'cook!'

How was your week?



8 comments:

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad your skin cancer surgery went well and your doctor was kind as well as skilled. Funny about the little ones each wanting their own milkshake. I love soup and sandwiches on cool or rainy days. I also love any time someone else cooks! :-)

Faith said...

Oh praise God your skin cancer surgery went well. I'm assuming the prognosis is positive! And how awesome to have a caring doctor!

Yay for husbands who cook comfort food!!

I love making soups on the colder autumn days.

That's cute about your granddaughter and her milkshake.

Happy weekend!!

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Leslie said...

That's a great list of fall favs! Glad to hear that your surgery went well and that you have a great doctor.
Don't you just hate how fast a month passes.. it's literally like a blink of an eye.

It's going to be a chilly night and We have plans with the kids to go to a haunted house/hayride ... so I am thinking about making a big pot of chicken Boo'dle soup for dinner.

Wishing you a happy fall weekend!!!

Wendy said...

Nice to see you back and good to hear your surgery went well. I love spending time with our grandkids - they're not at the age of demanding their own milkshakes yet though lol. Soup and sandwiches on cold days is always welcome but we've been enjoying a warm spell here. Hopefully it won't mean a really cold winter. Enjoy your weekend.

susan said...

Grilled cheese sandwiches are always a fall treat. I always have tomato soup with mine. But I LOVE clam chowder and don't eat enough of it. Thanks for reminding me.
Hurry for getting back to blogging. It does seem like the time slips by when we are not regular.
Double hurray for the excellent surgery report.
Good choice on getting 2 milkshakes. I don;t want to share my ice cream either. lol
Have a great week.

Susanne said...

So glad to see you are back! Glad your surgery went well and you had a kind and gifted doctor. Oh the mums, I have been resisting because it was cold and snowy and I thought they would just die anyway, but now it's supposed to be nice this week so I may cave in and get some! I love Brooklyn's reasoning. That is one smart cookie.

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