Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday's Fave Five #17

Hello and welcome to Friday's Fave Five. Thank you for coming by. I'm so sorry I am late with this. I just do not even have an excuse. (Hangs her head in shame with toe of shoe scractching the ground). This will be our last Fave Five before the holidays. We'll be back with it on Friday, January 2, 2009. Can you believe it? I just typed 2009! If you're new, welcome. Join in. You can find details here.
Now on with my five!
1. How can I not list Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes? What fun it's been touring all your homes and seeing your lovely decorations that dolls up your houses for the holidays. I've gotten so many good ideas for next year. I've met new people which is always nice and your wonderful comments are like warm fuzzies. I was listed at five hundred and something so I made a decision that I would tour the five hundreds. At a leasurely pace. A few at a time. And it's been so fun. You all are so hospitable.
2. Warm, cozy sweaters. Have I mentioned that it's freezing here? Double digits in the minus end with a huge windchill on top of it? -11*F (-24*C) with a wind chill making it feel like -33*F (-36*C). -33! Insane! I love my soft winter sweaters.
3. Christmas stories. I love reading the kiddo's Christmas stories. While I don't emphasize Santa too much in the dayhome, there is so many wonderful Christmas stories out there to read to the kids. Nothing like snuggling with 6 little ones and reading to them.
4. Mandarin oranges. I love these things. When I was little they were only available a few weeks before Christmas and not much after. And they were very expensive. My mom used to buy a box and we were rationed to one a day. But my sister and I would find the hiding place and sneak extras out of the box. Which was always found out, somehow. How do mom's do that? :v)
5. Cozying up with a blanket, the fireplace turned on (yes, mine is electric) and the lights low so that the Christmas tree really stands out. It's so peaceful. I love reading, or just relaxing looking at the tree. Such a stress buster for me.
There are so many more this week. In spite of the busyness, this really is my favorite time of year. So I could let my list go on and on. But I know it's busy for everyone so I'll stop at the five and just wish you all a Very Merry Christmas. May you have a wonderful holiday with loved ones and friends full of the blessings of the Lord: Peace, Joy, Love and Laughter. May you pause and remember the reason for the season, Jesus. See you in a couple of weeks.
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ellen b said...

Hey with a week like this week with so much going on it's totally understandable!! It's even cold in Southern California so I can imagine what it's like for y'all in the North regions!!
Have a wonderful weekend and take time to be cozy :0)

Tracie said...

I love your number 5. Sounds wonderful!!!

I love Christmas stories. This year, I'm going to video tape the grandparents reading my son christmas stories.

Jen said...

I always enjoy reading this. I so hope you have a very Merry Christmas as well.

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

We are taking advantage of the mandarin oranges this year! I discovered that although my hubby and son don't care for large oranges, they'll eat these. YUM!

Happy Friday and Stay warm!

nikkipolani said...

Okay, it's "freezing" here, too, but I think you guys might say it's balmy compared with your double digits in the minus! But I'm glad you're staying cozy with sweaters and Christmas stories and blankets!

Brenda said...

It all sounds very cozy!

Jen said...

As kids we got mandarin oranges in our stockings! Love them.
Your temps are making me cold - I'm not going to complain about our chilly weather. We are still in the teens.

Merry Christmas!

Faith said...

Great list!

Thanks for your comments. Although as my youngest would say dance IS a sport! LOL

I am right there with ya on the winter sweaters.....we are home from school early today due to getting our first SNOW storm...yeah...we might get 8-10 inches here in the capital region of NY!!!!

Willow said...

Ellen said it-- we're even cold here! Yay for warm fires and snuggly blankets.

I'll have mine up in a few minutes.

Jerralea said...

Gotta love those cozy blankets. We keep a bunch of them rolled up in a container in the living room ready to snuggle up on the couch with one.

This is my first Friday Fave 5. Looks like a lot of fun!

Melanie said...

Oooh... I love those cozy blankets in front of the fire with the Christmas lights!

Merry Christmas!

Barbara H. said...

Your #5 sounds so cozy! As does #3. I loved snuggling up to read with my kids.

I missed the home tour this year -- just too busy, plus I didn't want to just post the same things I did in previous years. Maybe next rime! I like what you did with visiting in the 500s. I think a lot of people start with 1 and then the ones at the end don't get many visitors.

Carol said...

I've never been in weather below freezing. I think that clues me in about big, heavy sweaters. I've always wondered why they make them? (For people who stay outside all day and won't want to wear a jacket? Duh. No, for people who live in Canada!)

Stay warm!

Chappyswife said...

I love your list, Susanne, as it makes me cozy just thinking about curling up next to the fireplace and watching the tree in cold weather. Sounds divine.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, to you, Susanne!