Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday's Fave Five #418

Hi everyone!  Hope it's been a wonderful week of love for everyone.  This world can use a whole lot more love and I like to think that Valentine's remind us to not just have a romantic love but a love that cares about each person we come into contact with knowing that we are all human beings in need of kindness and love and grace.  So what were your blessings that made you feel loved or happy or encouraged from this last week?  Join in and share 5 of your favorites with us.

1.  Valentines cards.  I've always loved cards, ever since I can remember.  I've loved giving them and I love receiving them.  Sometimes they just say in print what I can't articulate in words out loud.  Hubby and I shared cards this valentines as usual but what really struck me was that in spite of being two entirely different cards, we both chose cards that basically said the same thing.  It was really cool being on the same page with the sentiment we wanted to express this year to each other.

2.  Working out with a friend.    I usually like going to the gym but not gonna lie, some days it is just plain hard for whatever reason.  It's so nice to have a friend there sharing the same pain, so to speak.  Though we don't talk alot because we are after all supposed to be working hard, just her presence working alongside me is encouraging.  And sharing a laugh or two in the midst of the work makes it fun.  So thankful that I have a workout buddy to share that time with at least once a week.

3.  Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  This was on tv two nights this week.  I love watching this show.  It's been going for 141 years!  The first show was in 1877.  Wow.  The dogs always make me smile with their cute expressions and reactions and I find the descriptions of the breeds interesting.  It's a relaxing, fun watch for me.    My favorite this year was a dog new to Westminter Kennel Club.  The Hungarian Pumi stole my heart.  I mean, look at those ears. Too adorable.  I now want one.

4.  Lotion.  I can be kinda fickle with my lotion scents.  Sometime I love a scent when I first get it and then about 1/3 of the way through the bottle I'm done with it.  Good thing Bath and Body Works has old favorites as well as ever changing seasonal scents.  I'm kinda really liking this scent right now.

5.  Bernard Callebaut Chocolates.  I would be remiss not to mention that Hubby got me my fave chocolates for valentine's day.  He usually buys me the big chocolate heart that is filled with one of all their flavors but this year I asked him not to get me that.  It's a lot of chocolate and though I love it I am really trying to not eat so much sweets.  So instead he got me a smaller box of my favorite type of Bernard flavors which is the creme fraiche ones and the caramels.  So yummy.  

What were your favorite blessings this week?


Gattina said...

We have never celebrated Valentine's day, because it didn't exist, and when it started here, we always forgot ! yes it's nice to have a friend to share worries with.

Faith said...

is there no linky today?? Ilove cards too and managed to sneak one into my husband's travel bag so he could find it down in Guatemala...our first hearts day apart since 1990!!
yay for work out buddies and chocolates and lush lotions!

you had a blessed week!!

collettakay said...

Sounds like a lovely week! Here's mine:


nikkipolani said...

Crème Fraiche and caramels are some of my very favorites, too! A group of us workshop attendees took ourselves out for a "gal-entine" dinner at Eataly.

Glad you've LOVEly blessings this week from companionship to shared sentiments and yummy things to eat.

ellen b said...

Finding cards that express your feelings is great. Sounds like a good week Susanne. I do like to have someone to work out with, too. It's just easier when you have a walking buddy or a workout buddy for sure. Hope you have a very nice weekend. Oh...the thing I really enjoyed on Valentine's day was all the love on Facebook for a very nice change!

Barbara H. said...

I love cards as well, Valentine's cards in particular. It's so sweet that your and your husband's cards expressed close to the same sentiments.

That is such a cute dog!

I'm already planning for asking for a reduction in sweets for both Christmas and Valentine's Day next year. We've had way too much sugar in the house since December and another influx with Valentine's Day. And I have a doctor's appointment to check up on how my blood sugar is doing in March! (Not diabetic, but pre-diabetic, and I am supposed to be working towards getting out of that state). My favorite is Lindt Lindor milk chocolate Truffles, so next year I am planning to ask for just a small bag of those and nothing else.

Willow said...

Like Gattina, we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day because it didn't exist in Indonesia. So we aren't really in to it. However, if I received chocolate...that would make my day!
I need a workout buddy! I'm glad you have one at the gym.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You truly had a blessed week. That cashmere sounds lovely.

Ann said...

I would love to try some of those chocolates - but that's all I need, yet another chocolate to love!!!

Wendy said...

We don't make a big thing of Valentine's Day but we do usually exchange cards. This year hubby took not doing it to mean no cards either. Then to make up for his guilt he got me flowers!