Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday's Fave Five #210

Welcome everyone to Friday's Fave Five.  Are you ready to look for blessings from your past week?  Let's just jump right in and get to them.  Please join us.  Guidelines are here if you've never read them.

1.  A day trip to the big city with just hubby.   It was nice to get away just the two of us.  Can't remember the last time that happened.  

2.  Accomplishing goal one:  finding lighting for the kitchen work area.  The big old cloud light we had broke when we went to remove it for the kitchen install (note lady jumping up and down in glee, note the hubby wiping away a tear).   After finding nothing we agreed on here, we went to the biggest lighting store in Calgary.  44,000 square feet of lights upon lights.  The first thing we saw from even outside the door, was this amazing huge chandelier.  On sale for, hang onto your hats, $40,000.  Yikes.  You'd have to build a house around that baby.  Good thing we weren't in the market for a chandelier.  But we found what we think will work for us and we agreed on it.  Yipee.

3.  Accomplishing goal two:  this one was pure fun.  We have a show on the Food Network here in Canada called You Gotta Eat Here, a Canuck version of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives.  In the past season they've done quite a few Alberta places, so I've been writing them down.  We decided to try Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus.    Hubby ordered Thai and I ordered Mediterranean.  And then we split them and shared.   Then hubby thought he'd order the waiter's favorite, bacon and pineapple, with the thought to bring some home. Yum, yum, yum.  All were absolutely delicious.  The service was excellent and friendly.  And you know what?  You Gotta Eat Here!

4.  The beautiful fall weather we've been having.  Including the day we took the day trip.  In fact, that day turned out to be 28*C.   That's 82.4 F.  Crazy.  I've made sure everyday we get outside though not till around 10:30 because the morning are darn cold!  But the sun has been wonderful and our leaves have just started to turn and fall.

5.  Fall candles.  What was a trip to the big city without stopping at the mall and hitting up Bath & Body Works for their fall candles?  This year it was Autumn Day that I chose and it is wonderful.  It's been lit every morning and evening and the house smells wonderful.  It's not really a spicy scent.  It's crispy, and leafy, sorta like walking in a park and just a most pleasant smell.

What are your favorite things from the week.  Blessings come in all shapes and sizes.  Can you find yours and share them?  Feel free to link if you have done an FFF post.


nikkipolani said...

I smiled at the thought of your expression when you located the tag on that $40K baby. I take it your kitchen light is a mite less! Your outing to Pannenhoek sounds way fun -- and what a combo: Mediterranean and Thai.

Gattina said...

You lucky girl we have around 11° it's grey, rainy and very windy but the trees are still green ! I hate fall ! BTW I am still waiting for kitchen pictures ! Now I become more and more curious :) !

Faith said...

I laughed when I read your statement about the chandelier....sooooo sad isn't it that someone might actually think to BUY that and spend that amount of money on a LIGHT fixture?? glad you have had some nice autumn weather..we did too until today...woke up at 5:30 to chilly, grey and a downpour...but...after work I plan on having my chiro appt and then lighting MY new autumn candle....Mm.......enjoy your weekend Susanne!!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

LOVED the big reveal! It's just lovely. I'll have to look for that candle.

Have a great weekend, Susanne. Enjoy your fall weather!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Your new kitchen is lovely! Worth the wait!

I'm so glad the "lady" has a new light fixture...agreed upon by the hubby without taking out a second mortgage just for the light!

Met goals are sooo good, as is good weather and good scents!

Barbara H. said...

It's great to be able to meet your goals on a trip like that! It's astounding that anyone might pay that price for a light fixture.

I haven't watched that Diners show, but it must be neat to eat at a place you've seen featured.

I'm loving this fall weather, too. It has been perfect this week.

Jerralea said...

Glad you had such a good week!

I choked on that $40,000 light. Totally crazy that anyone would pay that!

I'm thinking I need me one of those Autumn Day candles ...

Brenda said...

We've had wonderful weather here as well, but we all know winter is coming!

Yummm, fall candles. I can't wait for more fall scents!