My five favorites of the week:
1. Visiting family. We spent the weekend with my husband’s family in addition to a night spent at my sister’s. It was so much fun seeing my niece and nephew; we just don’t see them often enough! Oh, and finding refuge during the power outage was a definite bonus.
2. The return of our electricity Sunday morning! It’s sad, really, how dependent we are on all the modern amenities but it sure was nice to know we could turn on lights and wash clothes.
3. The Dashwood Sisters Tell All. I read this novel rather quickly–in a couple of days max–during our time without electricity. I liked Beth Pattillo’s first two Austen-based novels and I liked this one as well: fun, light, easy reads.
4. The BBC production of Our Mutual Friend on DVD. I just finished the novel last week so I’m looking forward to watching this adaptation and I’m glad my friend had a copy for me to borrow. I’ve only watched the first hour or so but so far, so good. I think I’ll like it a lot.
5. My new Keurig. Happy Mother’s Day to me! I’m already enjoying the convenience of brewing just one quick cup in the evenings, for example, when I don’t really need or want to brew anymore than the single cup. I love it! Last night I was perusing all the many options for K-cups; who can decide? Anyone else have a Keurig? What kind of coffee do you recommend?
So, there you go. Five favorites of the week. Other favorites include lunch with a friend and coffee (and a long conversation) with another friend. Friends are definitely my favorite! What about you? You can link up your favorites at Susanne’s as well as check out others’ lists.
Postscript: I will admit to feeling slightly ridiculous posting such frivolous favorites when so many in my state have lost so much. This morning’s paper had the headline “Funeral for Five.” I cannot imagine. So even as I make a list of things I’ve enjoyed this week, I cannot help but think of those suffering under the weight of loss and devastation who could not name even one favorite thing of this past week, much less five. May the Lord have mercy. I don’t quite know how else to pray. Mercy, grace, provision, a good nights’ sleep, help, resources: may the Lord grant all this and more to those affected. I pray too for those involved in disaster relief, my parents included in that number; may the Lord grant them energy and efficiency as they work and clean up and serve food and distribute supplies and hold babies. May they be ambassadors for Christ, proclaiming the hope of gospel as they offer a cup of cold water in His name.
Happy Friday, friends. May we rest in the sovereign goodness of our Lord God this week.