Friday has a way of arriving sooner when you have a Monday holiday or at least it seems that way. So many things to be thankful for and I’m joining Susanne and a few of my bloggy friends in sharing Friday’s Fave Five.
1. I’m always grateful for a little sunshine in between the rain showers.
2. A heart shaped box of hand picked candy from See’s. Katie and I went to See’s on Valentines day morning and we hand picked 2 boxes. One of the boxes came home with us for Dear, Katie and me to enjoy and the other box was dropped off at my son’s office for him and my daughter in law to enjoy.
3. Our tax prep appointment is behind us and I always give a sigh of relief when that is done. Hopefully we’ll hear good news when the accountant completes all the forms. Some people don’t mind preparing their returns themselves but I am grateful for someone to do that for me.
4. I’ve been continuing my quest of scanning some of our old photos and as I look at them I’m grateful for my little Russian grandmother who prayed for all of us and prayed for the people we would marry. This grandmother was widowed just before she immigrated to the U.S.A. When she was young she lost one of her arms up to her elbow. She still was able to raise her children and do any housekeeping without modern conveniences. She did more with one hand than many people do with two. She was a great cook and she was a talented embroiderer. We called her our little babushka. I’m the one in the yellow dress with the Buster Brown hair. This was taken at Easter in the 50’s.
5. Today Katie and I are meeting Dear downtown for Happy Hour and then we are going to the Seattle Home Show. Looking forward to the good food and seeing what’s new out there for the home. We are specifically looking for products for a bathroom remodel.
Do you have any favorites from this week? Hope you have a good weekend.
13 thoughts on “Friday Already”
What a beautiful photograph. You must surely treasure it.
That’s a lovely photo of your grandmother with her grandchildren. I’m amazed at all she could do with just one hand. Embroidery would be quite a challenge.
Have a good weekend, Ellen.
what a great treasure you have in these old photos! What an amazing lady!
I am with you on the tax work. We have ours done by a professional too. There are just too many things I could get wrong! It took our accountant one week (which I thought was rather quick this year). IT is all behind us now. DONE
Have fun at the home show!
TGIF for sure! Your vintage picture is amazing and what a woman your Grandmother must have been. Looks like you had a good week Ellen – have a great weekend!
What a sweet little grandmother. Bet that she was very proud of all of you. That box of candy looks amazing from See’s…far more intriguing than my Russell Stover’s. = D
I LOVE this photo of you and your siblings as youngsters!!!! Very interesting that your Grandmother would pray not only for you, but for the people you would later marry. I like that!
That photo is a treasure – good for you for scanning them all. It takes quite a while to do it. I’ve done some of our own kids but haven’t tackled my family.You’re inspiring me!
Those chocolates look delicious! I got flowers – I guess heard me say I didn’t want chocolates this year. I have no idea why he listened to me this time!! 🙂
Sounds like a fun Friday night – enjoy your time!
I’ve been enjoying seeing the old photos you’ve scanned. You are welcome to come down here and work on mine. I will share sunshine with you. And more chocolate.
My faves are…warmer temps, spending time with my daughter and grands, not having to cook since Monday! Hope you enjoy the show and the rest of your weekend!
I had a very similar haircut when I was little! Your grandmother sounds amazing.
I’ve never been to a See’s, but I like the idea of hand-picking assorted candy.
What a special photo, filled with memories and meaning! It must be a treasure to you!
I think that box of chocolates looks like the perfect Valentine gift. Mmmmm…
What a treasure that photo must be for you, Ellen. It’s a blessing indeed to have a faithful Grandmother praying for all. Thanks for sharing these wonderful moments. 😉
Love the old picture and your wonderful memory of your grandmother! I also loved your “Buster Brown haircut” description. I had one of those too at one time Hand picking the chocolates to go in the box is a wonderful idea!