Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday's Fave Five #10




Welcome to another additon of Friday's Fave Five! If you are new to this, you can find guidelines here. Jump right in. I'd love for you to join us.

Well, if you know me or read this site at all you're going to know that my Number 1 favorite thing from this last week was having my girl home for Thanksgiving. I could hardly wait for her to pull into the driveway. And she didn't even book the whole weekend up with friends. She spent most of her time with us, which was absolutely precious. I soaked in every single minute. I loved hearing how much she's loving bible school and how she is doing in the new adventure of living away from home. Putting her back on the bus on Monday will not be making this favorties list I can assure you!

#2. Favorite warm fuzzy moment: was handed to me by the aforementioned daughter home for Thanksgiving. Sitting around the table she just casually made the comment that it felt good to be home, because there were just little things I did that make home cozy and it showed I care. She said this while looking at the bowl of mini-gourds I had put on the table for fall. Such a simple thing, that literally took me all of 2 seconds to throw together, not much creativity and yet it made her feel home and cozy enough to illicit a comment. Gave me warm fuzzies all week.

#3. Thanksgiving! Oh how I love this holiday. The same hectic rush & pressure is not on it like it is at Christmas. The wonderful food, the relaxed atmosphere, weather usually nice enough to still go for a nice walk after pigging out partaking of the wonderful meal, enjoying family around, and the lovely colors of fall here and there around the house.

#4. Favorite Comment came from one of the four year olds in the dayhome. A little background. Hubby used to work in a place where he could dress quite casually. Docker kind of pants, polo shirt and leather jacket was the norm. This is how this little guy is used to seeing my hubby on a work day. Well, since hubby started the new job it's dress pants, dress shirt, and sports coat, sometimes even a tie. Today because of the cool weather, hubby had on a long overcoat over it all. The ensemble quite a bit different than before. Anyhoo, we were sitting around the lunch table, when hubby came in the door. The little guy looked at hubby and serious as all get out, said to him: "D_____ you look like something else". We almost bust a gut laughing. We knew he meant hubby looked like he was dressed different than he used to, but it was so funny. So all day, I've been telling hubby he looks like something else. LOL.

#5. Favorite coffee flavoring this week was: Monin Irish Cream Syrup. Yum. Yum. Unfortunately all these yummy syrups I bought last month are causing me to drink more coffee. Not good says Dr. Man as he checked my blood pressure again last night. I have to cut back to two cups a day. But if I can only have two cups, it's gonna be two delectable cups, I tell ya.

What have been your favorite things from this last week? C'mon. Share all. We'd love to come read. Don't forget to sign Mr. Linky so we know where you are! And c'mon back later today, I'll be having a giveaway for a great book!






32 comments:

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

how special that your daughter spend most of the time with you - how special
bless her

kids do say great things at times dont they :)


have a nice Friday and weekend Susanne

Jen

Lana G! said...

Love spending time with family! Wonderful for you and I love Thanksgiving too!

Jen said...

Well I'm so good your girl came home and things went well. I thought of you. I did my five today. I had been reading yous and others and just never got around to doing it...well this morning...I did it...thanks for hosting it...I liked it...

ellen b said...

Ahh that's sweet that your daughter expressed that compliment out loud to you. I'm glad you had some sweet time together and your thanksgiving was good. That's too funny about the comment from the little guy! :0)

Smilingsal said...

Yep, you sure had a good week. Come visit me.

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with your daughter home! #4 was funny!

Barb said...

This is so nice, Susanne. I hadn't looked at Thanksgiving that way, but you know, you're right. It's a wonderful holiday because there's the famility togetherness and all the wonderful food, but about half the stress of Christmas. I think your little gourd arrangement is adorable.

I'd love to shock you right out of your seat by doing this two weeks in a row. I have no children here today, so it could happen! LOL

First, though, I have to do the drawing for the book giveaway this morning and get that posted.

Linda said...

What a great Fave Five Susanne! Isn't it wonderful when your little girl grows up to be an amazing young woman?

Tammy said...

I love that your daughter said that to you...what a warm feeling indeed! :)Your Thanksgiving sounds just wonderful and I do sort of wish our American Thanksgiving could be pushed back a bit on the calendar!

Come over and help me wish hubby a happy birthday if you can...

Islandsparrow said...

I'm glad you had such a great Thanksgiving weekend - so special to have your daughter home. They seem to appreciate it so much more when they go away for a bit!

Faith said...

Awesome comments from your daughter!
That bowl of gourds look so nice!!
Thanksgiving for me is very hectic...I'll be doing a post on it soon
my fave five is up

Org Junkie said...

Oh I'm so so happy that you had your daughter home a whole week! Sounds like you are having a great time and enjoying every minute.

Michelle M. said...

I did this for the first time this weekend. I am glad to hear that you had such a nice time with your daughter. It sounded lovely.

Robin said...

Only us mama's who's kids have left home can understand where your heart is with your daughter. All four of mine are gone now - there is no greater joy than when they come home again!

Renee said...

#4 is very cute! And your gourds are so nice looking. I'm new here - found you through Barb @ A Chelsea Morning.

Jen said...

What a wonderful list. Glad to hear you had such a nice visit with your daughter.
Sorry to hear you had to cut down on the coffee, my sympathy to you.
Have a great weekend!

annie said...

I can't wait until Thanksgiving! It's interesting that yours is earlier! I never knew that.

Julia said...

Hi Susanne It seems like Fave Five is really taking off. There are more and more people participating each week.
I'm glad your Thanksgiving was good. I had dinner with my family and there are certain things that mom just does best!

Willow said...

I love having my family home, too! Isn't it the BEST thing to sit around the table and drink your favorite flavored coffee and talk?

All Rileyed Up said...

Love those gourds. I was at a pumpkin patch and bought some really neat looking ones too. Here's the picture:

http://allrileyedup.com/2008/10/17/tanaka-farms-in-irvine/

Mimi said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your daughter. Sounds like you had a good week. Here's to next week being great too.~Micha

Musings of a Housewife said...

Sounds like a lovely week! I can't wait for Thanksgiving. It's my 2nd favorite holiday. :-)

FlipFlop Mom said...

ahhh I ALWAYS love reading these!!!
So glad your Thanksgiving was GREAT!! and your girly was home!!!

MyJourneyBack said...

Susanne what a great list. I am with you on the spending time with your precious daughter. I didn't get to join last week but I am going back to write me post and link up. Thank so much for this wonderful meme to remind us of some special moments.
Many Blessings,
Sherry

Barb said...

Oh, look at how the participation is growing, Susanne. What fun!

my home sanctuary said...

Susanne,
I am so sorry I messed up Mr. Linky. I linked on the wrong blog and tried to correct and linked again.
Thanks for hosting Favorite fives.
I enjoyed it.
Sherry at Myhomesanctuary.blogspot.com

Beck said...

It's so nice to read your lists, Susanne! I'm glad that you had such a great visit with your daughter - and it's so nice that she's settled in and HAPPY away at school, isn't it?
(and Christmas holidays aren't too far off, either!)

Susanne said...

Sherry: not to worry, all fixed.

gail@more than a song said...

I'm so glad y'all had a good week with your daughter home! It's just the best when they come visit isn't it!
I so thought I was going to participate this week but my blog was down last night until later this morning, then I got busy and didn't get back to it. And now some of my kids are here visiting.
Hopefully next week for sure!

Karen said...

Better late than never! Mine's up:)

Susie said...

I loved hearing your favs this week. Your daughter sounds so precious, and I'm glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving with her.

I keep forgetting to add this meemee to my Fridays. You need to seed me a reminder email. Just kidding, but I do want to join in some time. Blessings!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

2 cups? HA! I'm spewing my coffee right now. Does this Dr. Man known with whom he's dealing??