Hi, welcome to Friday's Fave Fives. Ready to share about some of the blessings from your week? Sometimes it's easy to find them because they are major but sometimes we need to take a pause in our everyday and just reflect back. Blessings don't have to big, earth shaking affairs, they can be small and subtle too. Join with me as we look back in the week and find those things that lifted us.
2. Delicious twists on a favorite. We tried a Cuban fusion restaurant last week. I've never had Cuban food before and though hubby stuck with a steak dinner, I tried a Cuban dish and it was delicious. Breaded chicken breast with a mango/coconut sauce. But it was the dessert that really clenched the deal for me, although it was not authentic Cuban it came with a twist. The menu said mango cheesecake but when it came it was totally not what I was expecting. What was put in front of me was one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted. A single serving size of individual cake. I am not a cake fan but this was really different and good. I think it was some kind of butter cake, the outside almost crispy and the cake tender. Topping it was a cream cheese sauce with mango. And dots of chocolate floating in strategically placed pools of the cream cheese sauce on the plate. I wish I had taken a picture. My mouth waters as I think of it. Yum!
3. Evening with friends. Our study group decided to have a movie night this last week. While the movie was just ok, we saw the Lone Ranger, the time out with friends and the coffee time afterwards was the main thing and lots of fun.
4. Energy returning. I have been fighting a lack of energy for weeks, maybe even a couple of months. For the first time in a long time I can feel some energy back in my days. I'm not dragging and just making it through the day. For that I'm so grateful. Hard to keep up with kids with no energy. Don't know what's changed but I hope it keeps up.
5. Thankful thoughts after the storm. The storm the other day was insane, the worst 15 minutes of severe weather citizens around here remember. Some thought it was a tornado, but meteorologists are calling it a microburst. As the day went on more news started to get out of all the actual damage that happened in town and on farms. Winds reaching up to 140 km/hr uprooting huge trees, roofs torn off, car windows shattered, holiday trailers overturned. Scary. Our little flooded street was nothing compared to damage in other areas of town. The favorite part of this crazy storm, was that there were no big injuries or death. So grateful for that. And it left a nice clean smell of rain. I just wish that smell would come with a little gentle summer shower and not a freak storm, Mr. Weatherman, please.
What have been your favorite blessings this week?