Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #77

Hi & welcome to Friday's Fave Five. Yes, it's really #77. I made a mistake last week. We have a new button! Fresh and springy. I'm hoping that by putting it up Nature will take note and start guiding us into spring. Feel free to grab it to use on your posts or in your sidebar. Then join in and tell us what your favorite things from your week have been. If you're new you can go here for the guidelines and then just jump right in.


1. Well you know, I just have to list the Gold Medal Hockey Game as the first right? I mean what kind of good little Canadian would I be if it didn't make the list. It was great because it was such an awesome game to watch. Lots of heart stopping moments, really close and definitely a nail biter. Just the way I like it. And making it even better was having a friend over who also likes hockey to watch it with me. Sheesh, and I've declared twice now I wouldn't mention the Olympics anymore.

2. Beautiful weather. It has been just lovely here for the past week or so. The beginnings of a breath of spring. I'm under no illusions and know there is probably one more blast of snow coming sometime but now it will be what we call spring snow. It won't hang around long and it won't be frigid. But right now, we've been going outside as much as we can soaking up the sun. It's wonderful after a long winter.

3. Going for walks. Because of the gorgeous weather, I've been so much more motivated to get out there and get some exercise with good ol' walking. And my walking partner has been a very happy pooch who is just as glad to be getting out and about.



4. A nice slow, fairly stress free week. It was one of those easy going weeks that are really a gift from God around here. Low stress, no running around. Each day just flowed nicely from one into another.

5. Mini Honey Mandarins. I nabbed a few boxes of these just because they were a really good deal. Now I wish I had bought way more. They are the sweetest, most lovely tasting little oranges I've ever had. And when I say tiny I mean tiny. These are them in relation to Fruit Loops. Aren't they the cutest little oranges? Each section is smaller than my thumbnail. But boy they pack enough honey tasting sweet in their tinyness that two is enough. So delicious.












Share with us what your favorites from your week have been. Do a post and add it to our Mr. Linky. Please link to the specific post and not your home page. It will make it easier to find the FFF post for those visiting you. Have a great weekend.


31 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Oh, I love those little oranges, too :-) I've bought several batches and each one is slightly different. Yay for the little taste of spring, even if it won't last. And congrats on a low-stress week. I've had the opposite, but still a good week. Happy weekend, Susanne.

Brenda said...

Those little mandarins sound delicious. And so does talking walks with your dog. So glad your weather has been better!

Hazel said...

I haven't grown tired of reading about the winter olympics so no. 1 was a fun read :) What an adorable walking partner! Your mini honey mandarins really are such a delight to imagine. I'd buy them in an instant if I saw them here. Happy Friday!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Oh I must grab that spring button.......didn't get to it yet.....but it's those little spring reminders that help this year. :) Glad you are out walking.....and your cute little pooch must make it so much more enjoyable. :) That hockey game will go down in the archives of the Olympics as such a great game!!!
Always nice to visit your blog!

Mo said...

what a cute lil' pup you got there! Glad to hear your week went well - hope this upcoming one is just as nice!

Jientje said...

Walks, beautiful weather and healthy fruit. Yup. I'd say Spring is definitely around the corner! We've had a lovely bright week here in Belgium as well, feeling the sun on your skin makes your heart sing, doesn't it?

Jientje said...

PS: I love that new button, I'll use it next week!

Barbara H. said...

When I saw your #1, I had to stop and think, "Was that this week?" It was, but somehow it seems like so long ago! It was definitely exciting.

We're supposed to get some really nice weather over the weekend. I am looking forward to it!

I had never heard of those mini honey mandarins. I'll have to look for them -- they sound good!

Lisa notes... said...

Your week sounds so delightful. And congrats on the gold medal win. I thought about all my Canadian blogging pals on Sunday afternoon. Hockey isn't a big sport in the southern U.S. where I live, but I know enough to understand it is elsewhere. Those mandarins look so delicious. I am SO ready for spring. Love the new button!

Karen said...

Love the new button, Susanne. Those little oranges are so good, my kids eat them like candy. They're called "cuties" here.

Karyn said...

I did not watch 'the game' and didn't think to post about it - but I am also a proud Canadian, thanks to all the medal winning athletes - including the hockey players. Sounds like a game I should not have missed.

Those little ornges are as tasty as they are cute!

It surely seems like spring....hope the next blast of snow does not bring deep freeze temperatures!

So glad you had a stress free week!

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a wonderful week Susanne! That game was worthy of speaking of more then once or twice! :0)
I'm glad you had some glimpses of spring around your place and chances for walks...
Have a wonderful weekend...

Small Reflections said...

What a nifty new logo ;-)
Hope it helps bring Spring to those still buried in snow. I find Molly, my lab, keeps me walking more regularly ... and we're BOTH happier (and healthier) for it. I've not tried those honey mandarins but I just LOVE Satsuma tangerines! My week was busier than usual but I'm hoping for a slower pace starting tomorrow.
Hugs and blessings,

Beth said...

The Hockey game...of course I was routing for the other team...but is sure was a good game!

Have a great weekend!

Carrie said...

Yes, you are a magnificently little Canadian! ;D

Glad you are enjoying some beautiful weather and who knows - maybe that button WILL help! =D

Have a great weekend!

Jerralea said...

I have been buying those oranges too. I love them!

You and I both talked about sunny days being a favorite today!

Love the pic of your walking partner ...

Melli said...

WOW! I thought clementines were small! I've never seen those tiny mandarin's in my store. I love mandarin oranges though... never had a fresh one. I hope we get some!

LOL! I just mentioned the Spring header on MY blog this morning - and now here it is! It is NOT spring in my neck o' the woods yet -- and I wonder how it is that CANADA gets spring before MARYLAND??? Something is not right ... LOL!

Your walking partner is ADORABLE! And I bet he is just happy as can be!!!

That hockey game was ON in the restaurant that my son took me too on Sunday... and we even had some Canadian FANS in there too! But MOST were rooting for the U.S. - I admit! It WAS a great game though and my sincerest congratulations to the winners!

Kari said...

Hi Susanne, I've been away for a couple of weeks and it's great to be back.
I love your list. that hockey game was great and congratulations to the hockey team. awesome!! And congrats to the Canadians - great hosts!!
Those mandarins look good.
Happy weekend.

Faith said...

awesome list. are those oranges the same thing as Clementines? if so, my teenager an I LOVE those :)

great list...and I'm glad SOMEONE had a stress free week...I am praying next week is better for me.
my post is up....

LivingforGod said...

That hockey game was fantastic. I don't think I had ever screamed that much before :). Both teams were great.

I also like the little mandarins and the nice springy weather. Thanks for the new button. Very cool!

Booklassie Dee said...

I haven't heard of mini honey mandarins. But they look like what we call "clementines" here. When I find a good batch of them in the winter, it is pure heaven in an orange skin. Wunderbar!

Willow said...

I love mandarins! I think they're my favorite citrus fruit! I'm glad you had a low stress week with sunshine!

Have a great weekend!

Hazel said...

I came back for a bit to thank you for the suggestion you left on my post. And I love the spring button!

Islandsparrow said...

I've never tried those mandarins - I'll be looking for them now.

I'm looking forward to spring weather - we haven't had it here yet - but we've had hints. Dog walking will be on my agenda when it finally comes.

Wasn't that a game!! Hard on the nerves but turned out perfectly :)

Sheri said...

Love the new button!
Happy Spring!

Sandra said...

Love mandarins, yum.

I enjoyed your list Susanne :)

msdewberry said...

That hockey game was a nailbiter!! I don't even like hockey but we were all sitting on the edge of our seats screaming at the TV especially in the last minute of the third period.
Love those little mandarins!! You have to eat about a half dozen of them to make a navel orange size!
Isn't the weather wonderful!!

Donnetta said...

A number of your favorites would also be favorites of mine.

Beautiful weather allowing for walks during a stress decreased week with a mandarin to eat on my return. :-)

Happy Friday friend.

Marg said...

I'm late, only because I am zipping around and my computer did not cooperate with me.
Loved your fave fives..that hockey game is fresh in my mind...those are the best oranges...and I'm glad you are enjoying a quieter week

Laura said...

Enjoyed reading about your week, Susanne. I was out of town and missed FFF this time, but I'll be back next week.

Love that spring button!

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