Friday, July 08, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #146

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Welcome to Friday and that means it Friday's Fave Five time!  What have been your blessings this past week?  Can you pick out five of your favorites and share them with us?

Updated with Mr. Linky.  Sorry guys don't know what I did to make it hide but here ya go!

1.  Visiting with my oldest definitely tops my list.  We just don't get to see her enough with her living so far. But we definitely had a wonderful weekend as a family visiting with her.  It went entirely too fast.

2.  Safe travels.  I'm very grateful for safe travels on the way there and back.



3.  Going to the mall and coming away with not having spent more than $30.  And ten of that was for sunscreen.  Pat myself on the back for sure.  ;v)

4.  Air Conditioning.  To some of you I might be a wimp but at about 30*C ( 80*F) I was so thankful we had air the last couple of days.  I know, I know some of you are sitting waaaay above that, but for us that is getting smokin' hot.  And the cool house was most welcome!

5.  Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream dipped in toasted coconut dip.  Oh my goodness. Yummmy!   Our daughter took us to a tiny ice cream shop in her city.  It's an old fashioned little place only open in the summer.  You order your stuff through an outside window, just the way I remember Dairy Queen from my childhood.  Oh and the choices one has.  Unbelievable.  And always a long line up.  But oh so worth the wait.  And all five of us had huge treats for under twenty bucks.  We'll be visiting there again for sure.

What were your favorite blessings from the week?  If you do a post, please sign up on Mr. Linky linking to your specific post (not your home page please).  Then have some fun visiting around and commenting if you can.  Have a great weekend, everyone!


21 comments:

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

I don't get to spend much time with my kiddos either since they also live in another city. So I certainly agree that spending time with our children tops every blessings list!

Soft serve ice cream with coconut sounds very delicious!I put the air conditioner on my list too!

Have a "cool" week.

nikkipolani said...

Glad you're back safely after a great visit with your girl. That ice cream sounds perfect with the hot temps you've been having.

hip-chick said...

the visit with your daughter sounds lovely..and I do love a cool house as well...but ooohhh vanilla dipped in coconut...be still my heart!

Melissa @ Frugal Creativity said...

A visit with your daughter sounds like a wonderful highlight for the week! And yes, vanilla soft serve with toasted coconut ... yum!

Safe travel and air conditioning are two blessings that we too often take for granted. Thanks for calling them out.

Thanks for hosting, Susanne! As usual, the exercise of looking for the blessings in a week has helped me focus on the positive rather than the negative.

Shell said...

I am not sure how to link up with out the little mister linky button :( I did write a post so when I figure it out I will link.

Lisa writes... said...

I don't see Mr Linky?

Here's my 5: http://www.lisaspence.com/2011/07/fridays-fave-five.html

Ice cream is always a favorite! :)

Faith said...

hi Susanne...i can't find mister linky on here but my post is up so.... yum...that ice cream....!! and so glad you had safe travels...have a good weekend!!

ellen b. said...

Glad you got to travel to be with your daughter and had a good time while there. That ice cream shop sounds fun! Air conditioning in heat is such a blessing!

Barbara H. said...

So glad you got to spend time with your oldest! Hurray for a safe trip, an inexpensive mall excursion, and good treats. And AC! I turn it on long before 80 degrees: just call me a wimp, too, I don't mind. :-)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm glad you had a nice visit and safe travel. I'm also a big fan of the A/c. (Too much heat and I feel like I'm wilting!) That toasted coconut is my favorite, too!

Thanks for hosting!
-Catherine

Carrie said...

Safe travels. YAY!

Time with family. YAY!

Ice cream. YAY! =D

Sounds like a fun week!

Karen said...

Love that you got to spend time with your daughter. That ice cream sounds like a delicious treat! Air conditioning is always a blessing. Hot is hot!

Mama Mia said...

How wonderful you got to see your daughter! Time spent with family is never long enough!!

Air conditioning is a huge blessing! It's been pretty hot here in San Diego and each summer Hubby and I get more tempted to break down and get one! It sounds so refreshing.. :o)

Brenda said...

That ice cream sounds delicious! And I agree, not spending a lot at the mall is always a victory. And time with the kids is the very best!

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

Sorry that I posted my link twice. I didn't see that it was "accepted" the first time.

Shell said...

Susan I did the same thing so now I am on the list for Mr. Linky twice. Oh well two times it twice as nice right LOL

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I thin the AC is my fav especiall down here in the south when the temps during the summer can hit 90 plus....

Blessings
R

Willow said...

Air conditioning, safe travels and time spent with my kids would be at the top on my list too! Any time with my family is always #1!

Dee said...

I was just commenting to my brother about how lucky we were to have family living close by growing up. I sure miss having my children near. So glad that you got to spend time with your daughter this week. Your ice cream treats sound great, too. Unfortunately we have a Dairy Queen all too close to us, because I love it too much.

Sis said...

It's been a while since I participated - gonna visit around this afternoon and post some comments - your ice cream is making me drool!

Jientje said...

Spending time with my daughter is definitely on my favorites list as well! It's seven thirty in the morning but that ice cream made me drool! Sounds delicious!