Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #64

Hellooo? Is anyone out there? Or you all lined up at Black Friday sales sinces 4 a.m. I tell ya, that is an American tradition that I'm sorta really glad hasn't crossed the border. I cannot imagine myself doing that. Uh, uh. No way. Now a midnight madness sale, I just might consider. LOL. So if you're not in a coma from too much turkey dinner and/or you're not standing in line and you've decided to still join me, welcome to you! We'll get right into it!
1. A nice, patient person on the other end of the phone line when I called customer service for a problem with my daughter's cell phone. She took a long time and did not give up or get frustrated until the problem was solved. Thank you, nice lady, for your wonderful service.
2. Warm, fuzzy housecoats. Such a simple thing, but I love a nice soft housecoat. Perfect for when the evenings start getting colder and can't be without it on a Saturday morning sitting around feeling cozy with coffee in hand reading blogs and books.
3. Perogies. Love my perogies. Especially bacon and sauerkraut. Yum. Yum. And don't forget the sour crean!
4. Hubby's birthday. Or more specifically, planning hubby's birthday and having him love it from beginning to end. I love it when it works out great. Hubby is not a party type person so it was just the four of us (unfortunately the older girl can't make it home from school). We took him to A Christmas Carol 3D. And he thoroughly loved it. Once our tummy's digested all the popcorn we then took him to the mexican restaurant for one of his favorite meals. And then we just let him relax. A perfect day for him.
5. Being in a reading groove. I love being in a reading mode. I love those waves where I just soak up my books one after another and it's no effort whatsoever. Where I'm turning to my books rather than the tv remote. Where I can hardly wait to get a break to get into the book again. I'm in one of those modes now. Heavens, I'm even getting through some non-fiction. Now that's a good reading groove, if I ever saw one. LOL.
What are your favorites this week? If you have done a post please sign onto Mr. Linky linking directly to the specific post, not your home page please. We'd love to come and visit you!


nikkipolani said...

Yes, yes, I'm here (and no-way-not-shopping)! And ready for more thanksgiving in the way of five faves :-) I can identify with your #5 fave. And Happy Birthday to Mr. Living to tell the Story! Glad he enjoyed his day.

Barbara H. said...

I'm not into Black Friday shopping, either. Way too crowded, and some of them start at 4 a.m.! I'd rather sleep in.

It's sadly rare to find nice, patient people in customer service departments. Glad you got one!

I have never had a perogie.

A belated happy birthday to your hubby! I am glad it worked out so well.

Betty W said...

I love reading mode too! But mine has been "out of sync" for a while now.....
And Black Friday? No way would I go out there either!!

Anonymous said...

I can't stand to shop regardless of how good the prices are LOL :)Happy Birthday to your husbandy. Great week you had :)

Lisa notes... said...

So all us "non-shoppers" are gathering here this morning instead of the malls. :-)

I'm thankful for patient service people, too. They really stand out, huh?

Glad you're getting some great reading time! Sounds heavenly. Enjoy your weekend!

Hazel said...

That is such a sweet way to give your dear hubby a happy birthday.

When you read because you are enjoying it - well that's just heaven.

Something you said made me laugh: "so if you're not in a coma from too much turkey dinner..." LOL! I didn't have turkey but I'm really full I could fall asleep and off my chair any minute now LOL! Happy thanksgiving!

Kari said...

Happy Birthday to your husband.
My husband is not a party person too.

Oh and reading because you love it and have the time to do it - well that is just priceless.
Happy Day!

Willow said...

I'm here, just not at home. This is American Thanksgiving Weekend and we traveled down to (almost) the Mexican border to spend the weekened with our children.

I don't go Black Friday, or rather, I participate in the Buy Nothing Day.

Reading mode is a great place to be! Have a great weekend indulging the reading mode.

Sandra said...

I don't do Black Friday, I love my life too much LOL

Islandsparrow said...

Sending belated Happy B-day wishes to your hubby. Glad to hear that Christmas Carol 3D was fun - I'm thinking of going too.

Mmm - a reading groove - I'm always reading but not always in the groove. I love when that happens.

Happy weekend Suzanne - and thanks for hosting!

Stephani Cochran said...

I have no desire to get up at 4:00 a.m. to go shopping! I don't even enjoy shopping! Thanks again for hosting this. This is only my second time to post, but as you've heard so many times I'm sure, It's a great tool to help us reflect on the good things that happen in life.

Donnetta said...

No early morning shopping for me! You know, some stores did start their sales at midnight this year. It will be interesting to see if that is a trend that continues.

I'm with you on warm fuzzy housecoats. Wonderful!

Happy Birthday to your hubby. The movie sounds like so much fun!

And nothing quite compares to soaking up good books. Perfect!!

Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

Had had to come back and correct an error. I always say the Happy Birthday in Hawaiian and yesterday I was busy and thought this to shall pass...Well it's just not right. So....

Hau`oli La Hanau to your husband. I hope he had a wonderful Birthday :)

Love Bears All Things said...

I have enjoyed these posts over at Barbara H.'s Stray Thoughts. This is my first time to participate.
I loved reading your list. My husband's Birthday is in December. Maybe I should plan something special for him. I love my winter house coats, and reading any time is a plus.
Mama Bear

Laura said...

What a nice family day you had for hubbie's birthday. Sounds awesome! Do you make your own perogies? I usually buy the frozen kind, Cheemo I think is the brand name. They are pretty good. I've made homemade once and it was soooo much work.

Brenda said...

Just got back from shopping. . . I love being in the reading mode myself.

Happy BD to your hubby!

Jenna's Scribbles said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

gianna said...

i really wish i could be in a reading groove like you, but alas, i have 3 little children with one on the way, i work part time, i teach homeschool preschool. maybe later!

Faith said...

hey...greetings from cape cod!
no time or resources to post my fave five. today was our feast as yesterday our clan served in a soup kitchen with the rest of my husband's extended family.

love your list....i'll try to participate next week!!

2cats said...

I did my black Friday shopping online. Nobody wanted to go shopping with me. I love the Friday after sales. So much fun.
I really liked your list. A warm cozy robe it a good one.

msdewberry said...

Never been to a Black Friday in my life. They are called Boxing Day sales here, no matter what time of the year they are on.
Happy Birthday to your hubby!!
Bacon and Saurkraut perogies are one of my faves too, I even learned how to make them a long time ago. Have not had them for a long time!!

RA said...

I'm here, but a day behind ;). Lovely blessings you had this week, Susanne. Wishing your husband a lot of joy and blessings as he steps into another year. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Marg said...

Join the club...I've been in a reading mood, knitting mood, baking mood, and even making some phone calls to day without loosing it.
Hope you have a great week.