Lest you think I don't appreciate the truly pretty things around me, let me explain why this Friday Pretties includes a picture of my cousin Ben. (yup - I really am related!)
It's not that I think Mr. Franklin is particularly attractive. It's the numbers next to his face.
I'm not a big money lover. In fact, I would love to go back to the barter system and forget about money all-together. BUT today, this money looks especially pretty.
Someday I'll share the details about the mean and (dare I say?) corrupt cops who cited me for something I didn't do. For now let me just say that instead of $678 I had the fine reduced to $297 and it was due today. Desperately not wanting to pull from the money that pays legit bills (things we honestly do owe) I thought long and hard. And yes, I prayed. (I believe our Heavenly Father wants us to pray over everything of concern) Just before going to the bank, and then on to the courthouse, I thought, "shake the piggy bank". "Piggy bank? Who keeps real money in a piggy bank?", you ask. I do. Sometimes. I'd totally forgotten about these 2 $100 bills that have been there for a few months. And as much fun as it would have been to find these right before a shopping splurge, the real beauty is that they were there for a need.
THIS is why Ben is my Friday Pretties this week.
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Another sweet surprise for today: Britni at Antika Moda gave me this LOVELY award! Thank you!!!! (I love your blog too, Britni!)
And I love SO many of your blogs (that's why I follow you!), but I'll pass it on today to:
Sheryl at Simply Sheryl's
Natalie at The Cooking Chics