Friday, August 07, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #48


Hi. Welcome to the 48th post of Friday's Fave Five. Wow, you guys are just awesome! I can't believe it's run this long and how much I am still enjoying reading your posts! Keep up the good work guys and I'll keep reading! It's a highlight of the end of my weeks. If you're wanting to join in for the first time, just go here to get up to speed and then just jump right in.
1. My oldest daughter arriving safe and sound for a 10 day visit definitely tops my list of favorite things. She drove herself in the car affectionately known as "the boat" instead of taking the bus, which was a little nerve wracking for me, but she made it. And we're enjoying visiting with her. The weather's been a bummer raining all week and ruining our plans, but we're going with the flow.
2. The Paso Doble from the top 4 show of So You Think You Can Dance. Oh my word, there was good dancing this night of the show and this was the last dance and the icing on the cake. I wish I could link you but I can't find it anywhere at the moment that is letting me embed it. And now So You Think You Can Dance Canada starts next Tuesday. Whoo Hoo. Love this show.

3. Monte Cristo Sandwiches. I haven't had one in years but this week I was blessed with enjoying one at the restaurant that in my opinion makes the best. Yummy. I hear our very own Barb, at A Chelsea Morning, also makes a mean Monte Cristo and she shows us how here. She serves hers with raspberry preserves, but around here they serve them with applesauce.

4. A slow week. After having last week off, it was wonderful to have a slow week with only 3 kids coming. And today there was only two of the 5 year olds so we took our cabin fever out of here and went to Burger King for lunch and play and then to the library for a puppet show. It was wonderful. I did feel like a bit of the old lady there though, with all the young moms that were there with their preschoolers. But that won't dismay me from doing that again the first chance I get.

5. The smell of rain. Love, love, love it. I've had my windows open at least a little bit the whole week it's been raining. It smells so clean and fresh. There is nothing like it to me. Such a simple thing and yet one of my favorite things ever.

What is your five favorite things from your week? Do a post and join on up on Mr. Linky. We'd love to come and visit you!

32 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Oh my goodness. If we were to get rain now, it would be my number one, two, three, four and five faves! But as it's not to be, I'll take your word for it that you enjoyed yours.

Michelle said...

We so need rain the poor Okanagan and the wildfires..I bet the children had a blast at Burger King..Have a good weekend.

Willow said...

I agree with nikkipolani! If she and I (in the same region) were to get rain we would be very very happy, indeed. My 6,7,8,9,and 10 faves!

Gattina said...

I never ate a Monte Christo sandwich ! I sounds very rich, with mayonnaise and all. I don't like mayonnaise I have to say, lol !

Thom said...

I haven't had a Monte Cristo Sandwich in forever. My goodness I'm going to have to have one soon. Glad you enjoyed the slower week. Happy FFF. Aloha

Thom said...

Crud...I was glad Jeanine won. After Janette got eliminated I was for her. The show was soo good :)

Thom said...

Gosh...me again LOL. There's something on my blog for ya :)

Hazel said...

We had rain too and I got an extra reason to be happy about it. It's great to know your daughter made it home safely.

Kari said...

I love the smell of rain too. That's so wonderful that your daughter visited. I look forward to those visits.
Great list.
Happy weekend.

Brook said...

I agree wholeheartedly with #5. I love the smell of rain!

Lisa notes... said...

When I was a teenager, we dubbed our family car "the Boat." :-) Enjoy your daughter!!!

shopannies said...

Glad you have a great visit with your daughter and I agree there is nothing quite as sweet as ther rain

Jientje said...

It's clear to me you obviously don't live in Belgium! I love the smell of rain too ... if it's a Yankee candle! ROFL! Oh and a daughter visiting is always top of the list, so true! You had a good week, rain or shine! I for one was very happy it did NOT rain!

Jen said...

I love Barb's Monte cristos. We make them alot in the fall after church with tomato soup. YUM!
And the rain...the smell, to hear it and watch it....nice.
Enjoy your weekend.

ellen b said...

Glad your week is lighter after a week of vacation. Nice to ease back in. I'm sure you're enjoying the time with your daughter around too. Rain is a great sound... Enjoy your weekend Susanne!

Booklassie Dee said...

I always would breathe a sigh of relief when my children would make it home safely for a visit, too. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your daughter, despite the rain.

Marg said...

How we need those slow weeks, and yes the smell of fresh rain, all my windows are open.
I used to always order the Monte Christo as a child...I will have to look for that.
Hopefully you can ease into things.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a wonderful week, especially having your daughter there. I love MonteCristo sandwiches and have not had one in many years. Its the kind of thing I like to eat out for some reason.

Donnetta said...

What a great list! A daughter visiting, a slower week and rain. Add the rest of your list to this and you've got quite a nice one! :-)

Happy Friday!

Islandsparrow said...

Glad you're having a wonderful visit with Kay - my oldest is coming home in Sept with his wife and I am so looking forward to it!

I've never had a Monte Cristo sandwiches but I'm going to look up the recipe at Barb's- it's lunchtime here and I'm hungry!

I love the smell of rain too - but we had it a lot in July so I am just as happy to let you westerners enjoy it for awhile :)

Karen said...

Great list! Enjoy your visit with your daughter. I know what you mean about the drive being nerve wracking for you. I'll be going through the same thing with my son in a couple weeks. At least he'll have a friend along for the ride.

I made Barb's sandwich and its awesome! Hadn't thought about it in a while, I'll have to give it another go.

Karen said...

P.S. My list is up. Thanks so much for hostessing this. I don't always get to do it, but enjoy it so much when I do!

Marg said...

Congratulations, I noticed that you have been doing this for exactly one year. What a wonderful idea!!

Angie said...

I love the smell of rain, too. And we could really use some here in Texas so I hope I can smell some soon. ;)

I have no idea what a Monte Christo sandwich is..think I'll have to google it to find out. :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh, 2, 3 and 5 me too! Except I don't eat beef or pork anymore, so they have to get kicked out of my sandwich. It rains here a lot in the summer, so I have learned to smell rain coming! Er, *usually*.

Beth said...

it has been raining here all day! Love it! I feel like an old mom everyday...with a 24, 21 and 10! But I love chatting with the youngsters! lol

Linda said...

Wonderful to spend time with your daughter. Isn't it great when you suddenly realize your daughter is a dear friend?
Ah the smell of rain - longing for it.

Laura said...

We haven't had any rain here in so long. My town has never seen brown grass before but this year there is so much of it.

Sorry I've not been by much. We experienced a big loss this past week with my best friend losing her 9 yr old son unexpectedly. I'm so heartbroken. It is especially hard for my kids who were like siblings to him. Would you please pray for us.

Barbara H. said...

I love the smell of rain, too. I'm glad you had a slower first week back at work -- good way to ease back into the routine. Have fun with your daughter!

Tina Leigh said...

I love the smell of rain too!!!!!

Jerralea said...

I love the smell of rain, too! It ranks right up there with the smell of fresh-cut grass!

I'm late visiting everyone's sites this week (again) but I didn't want to let a week go by without seeing your FFF post!

Barb said...

Wow, Susanne. 48 weeks. My word, where has all that time gone? I'm not surprised it's a success though. It was a great idea all along.

Hooray for ten day visits from daughters who can now drive themselves long distances. :-)

And I just added Monte Cristo sandwiches to my menu plan for next week - I love them and I haven't made them in ages.

Try them with the preserves sometime - most restaurants around here serve them with strawberry preserves and it's delicious.