Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #112

Welcome everyone to Friday's Fave Five. It's been a hectic & hard couple of weeks around here so I'm especially glad for this discipline that, at least for a short time each week, causes me to push the pause button, slow down and take notice of the good blessings that touch my life. Sometimes life can just run us over, so to speak, and we can't even catch our breaths to take notice of the special things going on around us. So I'm totally ready with a nice cup of tea in hand to look back over the week. Please join in with your favorite blessings from the last week.

1. My lazy boy rocking chair. LOL. I just now thought of it. But I do love this chair. I read in it a lot, rock kids in it and read to them, I'm now blogging in it and sometimes I just sit & gaze out the window & think in it. It's so comfy. Way better than the other one we used to have.

2. Wood Wick Caramel scent candle. Oh nellie, this smells good. Like I'm in a baking marathon. And the wood wick crackles like a fire place. Hubby surprised me with one today. What a sweet surprise. Except now I'm craving a caramel covered Tim Horton's doughnut.

3. "I did it" looks. I love the look on a child's face when they accomplish a new to them
task. The big smiles and the bright eyes just make teaching new tasks so worthwhile.

4. Books. How I love a good book while sitting in a waiting room! 'Nuff said. :v)

5. Sour cream. What can I say? I'm Hungarian and can't live without it.

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30 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

OH MY!!! I've gotta get me one of those candles!! It sounds right up my ally. And I love sour cream!!!

Cant believe it is friday...Im so thankful! If I can just make it one more night tonight and then off for the weekend!!! WHOOO-RAYYYY!!

hip-chick said...

Oh I don't like the baking scented candles. It's just a big tease!

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

Ha Ha for sour cream!!! Enjoyed some on a taco and a baked potato this week!! Lovin candles also this week! And a comfy chair on a fall night is the greatest!!!

Laura said...

I've have to look for that candle -- sounds good!

I'm with you on books in waiting rooms. Can't imagine waiting without a book!

Hope you have a great, slower week ahead, Susanne. Happy Friday.

coffeewoman said...

Love that candle. It sounds so good I might have to find one for myself.

Faith said...

I don't care much for sour cream, believe it or not...but i do use it in certain recipes and my hubby loves it! I know what you mean about those moments when a child "gets it"....love those teaching moments...so precious....
great list...and like someone else said here...I cannot believe it's FRIDAY! yay!!! my list is up....

Islandsparrow said...

Sorry it's been such a rough few weeks Susanne. Hospital emerg is not a fun place but a good book certainly helps.

I'm sitting in my big comfy chair now - I've read stories here, rocked babies, blogged and prayed. Love it!

I'll be remembering you and your family in prayer this week.

xo
Kathie

Melissa said...

That candle sounds wonderful! And I agree about sour cream: this week I used half of a container in the chocolate cake batter, and we used some of the "leftovers" on beef burritos.

Yes, seeing the "got it" look on a child's face is a beautiful thing!

Thanks for hosting!

Heather said...

Ooh that candle sounds like it would smell so good! I've never heard of those. I love sour cream too! I put it in my mashed potatoes and mac&cheese! :)

Kat said...

I didn't know you were Hungarian! Next week is Hungary week on my cooking blog http://crosscountrieskitchen.blogspot.com ...could I get some "family" recipes from you? If they're secret recipes, I totally understand. :-D Even just suggestions of dishes would be fantastic!

Barbara H. said...

Nothing like a comfy chair! #3 must be one of the greatest joys of working with children. I always bring a book to waiting rooms -- makes the time go by more quickly and pleasantly and makes me less antsy about whatever is going on.

Hazel said...

I love sour cream too. Funny how I've been thinking of candles yesterday... that's a nice looking candle. "I did it" yeah :) In the context of success that's wonderful to see, hear and say. Happy Friday, Susanne.

Karyn said...

I love those candles! Not only is their fragrance just right, but the sound is so friendly!

I know what you mean by the 'I did it! look" They are great!

I, too, cannot imagine life without books. Would be too, too sad

Jerralea said...

Candles and books are definitely always among my faves. I had a candle that sounded like that last year. It was really different.

I love sour cream too, although I use it mostly for Mexican dishes.

Sorry it's been tough this week. Praying things will go better for you this week.

Beth said...

I am in the hunt for recliner rocking chair for DH for Christmas...he needs one...deserves one! And I love books...I need to put one deliberately in my car for waiting times!

Brenda said...

I'm loving candles these days too. I almost carry a book with me and it makes those waits a lot more tolerable.

Sour cream is one of my favorites as well. This week I made a breakfast casserole with sour cream. So rich!

ellen b said...

Oh yes we love our sour cream, too. It was so hard for my friends growing up to understand the whole sour cream deal :0)
It is fun to see a little one happy to have accomplished something! Oh and a rocking chair can really soothe...
Have a great weekend Susanne!

Carrie said...

If I had thought hard about it, I can see how sour cream would also end up on my list. I've eaten a rather exorbitant amount this past week!

I'm sorry that these past few weeks have been hard. I'm grateful you keep plugging away at this to remind us that even in the hard times, there are blessings!

nikkipolani said...

Well, that #5 had me grinning! I love sour cream, too, even without a drop of Hungarian blood in me!

Casondra said...

Those candles sound like something I would LOVE. I'm a HUGE sour cream fan too!!!

Lisa notes... said...

Your rocking chair sounds like something I would love. And the candle.I haven’t had a wood wick candle so I really can’t imagine it! Oh yes – I ALWAYS have books with me in waiting rooms. Makes it almost fun.

Dee said...

The wood wick candle sounds fantastic. I'll have to keep an eye out for one around here. I think the crackling sound is what would be the selling point for me and of course, the smell would be great, too.

Kimberly said...

I am with you on candles, esp yummy ones like caramel..... or pumpkin spice..

but I'll pass on the sour cream.

Mountain Mama said...

My heart smiled when I read about your chair. I used to have one like that. I had five children and I can't count all the times I had one in my lap while I was sitting in it. Then when they were all tucked in for the night and I cold finally sit and just relax it felt so wonderful!! that chair and I had a very good relationship!!!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

I love sour cream too. No matter what, it goes in my shopping cart every week, whether I need it or not. Seems like I always need it for something!

Linda said...

Great list Susanne. I think I can smell the caramel from here!
I always, always take a book with me when we have doctor appointments. It's my insurance against having to wait forever!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Willow said...

Sigh :) Hungarian goulash. Sour cream, mushroom, steak. Sigh :)

Isn't it the BEST feeling to know that you have helped to give that child the 'aha moment'? That's what keeps me teaching!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

LOVE Woodwick. Cider is my favorite. Will look for the caramel.

cindy said...

Your lazy boy sounds inviting after a long day of bending over.

Ok now I'm really home sick, Tim Horton's. I have seen so many Duncan Donuts, sad sad sad.

I'm late, its late, but still it is Friday

Divine said...

My kids love sour cream!

And I will try that caramel scented candle!

Hope I'm not yet late...