Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday's Fave Five, 12/30/16

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1. We had a very nice Christmas in Atlanta, at my brother and sister-in-law's new townhouse.  My dad got this jacket from us.  Anyone who faithfully supported the Cubs as long as he did, deserves a jacket to proclaim the World Series victory everywhere he goes.  :-)

Mike got this mug for my mother.  He said he wanted to get it, found one on eBay, and it was a great and funny Christmas present.

2. I have really been enjoying my new recliner.  It is very, very comfortable!!  I do have to remember that leather is a little colder on the legs in the morning than cloth.  Other than that minor, easily-remedied thing, it is a great purchase.

3. Sleeping in.  I woke up at 7 this morning, got up for awhile, and then did something that is usually impossible.  I went back to bed!!!  Until 10:00 a.m.  And it was well worth the investment of time.

4. This photo.  It probably doesn't make sense to many people, but the latest craze for youngsters is flipping water bottles.  I thought it was just at our school, until a teacher friend from long ago posted this on FB.  Apparently it's going on at their school too, and is a phenomenon that is widespread.  (Probably from some movie that I have no idea about.)  Anyway - it's always obvious at school when the lunch period has lasted a little too long, because the water bottles start flipping.  The object is to flip the bottle and have it land straight up.  The other teachers tease me because my nerves are the ones to go first.  :-)  I am truly tempted to order this shirt!!

5. Finally - I can't post any pictures for security reasons.  But last night we were honored to host a pastor from China, his wife and son, and his wife's sister, who is instrumental in Christian work in their home city.  I met the sister briefly when visiting Andrew in China.  She is well known for her innovative ways of getting the gospel out in a closed country.  To have them sit around our table, tell of their salvation, and share their stories with us - The only way to describe it is to say that it was a great honor.

Happy New Year!!


Jerralea said...

I definitely chuckled when I saw the picture of the "half cup of coffee"!

Flipping water bottles ... is that with the lid on or OFF?

What a privilege to hear the stories from China! Blessings on your friends and their work.

Willow said...

What a privilege to meet and host that family! God's blessings and protection on them!
Flipping water bottles--I am now more thankful than ever that I retired this year :)

Beth said...

Your mother's Christmas present reminded me of my childhood! Growing up in a pastor's home, we often had speakers and missionaries present around our dining room table. We had a cup just like that, and my brother and I always waited for the right guest to say, "just a half a cup, please."

As well, I think I have your recipe for fudge in my recipe box. Does it take Hershey bars?

Ann said...

Beth - No, it's the fudge recipe right on the Kraft Marshmallow Kreme jar. :-) Nice to hear from you again!!

Deb said...

Sounds like a great Christmas with lots of fun gift giving! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Barbara H. said...

I have seen videos of that water bottle flipping, but I can't remember where. I thought it was just the boy in the video - I didn't know it was widespread! That would get on my nerves pretty shortly, too. What fun gifts! And how special to host that family from China.