Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday's Fave Five, 6-15-18

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1.  As I type, I can hear the wonderful sound outdoors of the man who is pressure cleaning our driveway, sidewalk, and porch.  I've been wanting to get this done for a long time.  It is a great sound!!

2. We've been using the porch a lot this week.  It's the perfect place for early morning reading.  So glad we got it cleaned up so that it is usable again.

3. Yesterday I got some needed items at a bookstore in a nearby town, and then we went to eat at Mike's favorite place.  Afterward, he asked if I wanted dessert.  Well, we were near the Cheesecake Factory that opened a year or two ago - we have never been, so I suggested going there.  Wow.  Two pieces of cheesecake there are one too many.  Sorry that this shows the desserts half-eaten - I should have taken the pic before starting in.  However - they were delicious.   Mike had red velvet, and I had caramel turtle fudge.  Those were two of about 30 choices!!  I see why the Cheesecake Factory is such a phenomenon.
4. Mike has been teaching a four-week course at our church on Spiritual Warfare.  He studied very, very hard for each Wednesday night session, and he really did a good job.  This Wednesday was the final class.  It was a great experience, but I think he's glad it's done.  He puts a lot of pressure on himself to do a good job.  I was proud of him!

5. Finally - a bird shot from this week.  Prairie Warbler, singing on a limb on a rural road near our home.


Barbara H. said...

We need to get our patio, sidewalks, and driveway pressure-washed. I hate to mention it to Jim, as just keeping up with grass and outdoor tasks take so much of his time during the summer. But I know he'll get to it when he can.

Your porch sounds nice. I have not yet been to the Cheesecake Factory, either - we just got one here not long ago. Cheesecake isn't my favorite dessert, but I enjoy it sometimes. Those portions do look like they were huge. I was sad Chick-Fil-A stopped selling cheesecake - just that little slice with the sauce was perfect.

I'm glad Mike's session went well. Jim has been like that the few times he has taught anything in church - he wants to be thorough, and sometimes that leads to over-preparing. That's probably why he rarely does it. :-)

Patti Gardner said...

Ooh, the Cheesecake Factory! My daughter and I go there often for Happy Hour. They have a fantastic Happy hour, with their appetizer plates $5 each. We get 2 or items to share, and that is our dinner. We usually don't get cheesecake (or any dessert), but when we do, we generally share, since the slices are so big.

A spiritual warfare course...I'm sure it was very interesting, not only to the attendees, but to your husband as he prepared for it. I have been memorizing Scripture for the past year, and I just recently memorized Ephesians 6:10-18 about the full armor of God that gives us victory in our spiritual battle.

That is a great picture of the bird.

Patti @ Celebrating Our Days

Susanne said...

Look at that bird singing away. Love the different bird songs we get to hear. Yum, cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. We used to have a Cheesecake Cafe that had a lot of variety of cheesecakes but they had a huge fire one year and changed it to a pub when the owners rebuilt. I miss it. That sounds like an intense course your husband was teaching.