Week and Weekend Reflections

I’m doing a double themed post today,

Five Favorites of the week with Susanne and

Weekend Reflections with James.


This is from MOHAI, the museum of history and industry in Seattle, Washington. Dear’s Company Christmas party was held here. It was the last party the company had before they were sold to the highest bidder. The company will retain it’s name but it has a new owner and we hope that reflects in Dear still having a job in a months time. This exhibit is in the True Northwest: The Seattle Journey section.

Here are five favorites from this past week. My favorites are a reflection of another kind.

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1. Weather cooperating so we could complete phase one of a yard project that you can see before and afters of  here. It was helpful to have a Monday holiday for this project. Thank you to President Lincoln and Washington for that!


2. A nice meal out with Dear to celebrate Valentines Day.

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3. A nice extended time over a meal with our first born and our lovely daughter in law.


4. The arrival of my season ticket for the 2015 Seattle Sounders Soccer season!

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5. Having the visit to the tax accountant behind us which is a very relaxing feeling.

I’ll leave you with a few quotes from President Lincoln:

“When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.”

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, its best to let him run.”

What were your favorites or reflections from this past week?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “Week and Weekend Reflections

  1. I dropped off my paperwork to get my taxes done and I am also relieved about that. I’ll be especially relieved when it is all done and I hopefully don’t owe money.

    Your gardening project turned out so well. How nice to have it behind you and to be able to enjoy it this year.

    praying that your “dear” has a job.

  2. You all do look relaxed!

    I’d never heard two of those Lincoln quotes. He is definitely one of my favorite historical people.

    I do hope that the new management keeps the same workers

  3. Love that top photo! I love to look at dresses like that, though I probably wouldn’t like to wear them. Hope all goes well with the company sale and hope your husband’s job won’t be affected.

    Lovely times on Valentine’s day and with your kids!

  4. The preacher and the bees quote is pretty funny…perhaps because I know a number of preachers who have that gift.

    Oh, it must be like being on pins and needles until you know one way or the other. Praying that all goes just as it should.

  5. Terrific fives, Ellen. Yes, that Monday was a timely one for getting caught up on errands and projects. I agree with you — even though my taxes are pretty simple to do, it’s still such a relief to have it DONE.

  6. Your quotes are so great! Hoping Dear’s job works out O.K. and that he’s not too stressed about it. Spring gardening is always such a welcome to the new season. No Spring weather here as yet, taxes aren’t done, but starting to pack for a get-away to warmer weather and many Saturdays to come! It’s all good…..

  7. Oh that first quote from Lincoln had me laughing. Never thought of it quite that way. I’m sending it on to my pastor so he can have a smile. That dress at the museum is lovely. Great place for a party! Hope everything works out well for your hubby with the buyout!

  8. A few celebrations, some projects, and taxes done…sounds like a great week to me!! Hope your weekend is as lovely!

    Oh, we have been in uncertain job situations a couple of times. It is certainly not an easy place to be. Both times, we have seen God’s hand at work in the changes and could look back and say that it was good.

  9. Ha! Love those quotes, especially the one about holding on to an elephant.
    Having the tax accountant meeting out of the way is a great relief. I hope the company transition isn’t as bad as you fear it might be.

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