Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #89

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. Join us for looking back over our weeks and finding our five favorite things. If you need details take a peek here first and then just join on in! This look back over the week looking for the good things is all at once hard for me this week but also exactly what I need. It's a good habit to look for the good things of life, those things, those people, those moments that God has blessed us with.

1. 3 lbs. lost in spite of the fact that my sad week culminated in a total no-control, no-holds barred pig out the other night. I'm an emotional eater and have totally fought that all my life. I did pretty good this past couple of weeks, really trying hard not to find the happy in the food, but Wednesday night I just gave in to it. But when I weighed Thursday morning, imagine my surprise when there was 3 lbs. missing. Now that made me happy! So please don't rain on my parade and give me some reasonable explanation. Just work with me on this one. LOL.

2. K. being chosen valedictorian. As you may or may not know, my oldest daughter, K., has been away at bible school for the past two years. It's a very, very small church affiliated bible school but she has done this Mom and Dad very proud over the last couple of years. It's been very exciting seeing her grow and get grounded in the Word of God and to see her mature and develop her own faith. We've seen her challenged and excited as they've done some mission trips and watched her take on her studies with great passion. The students have chosen her to be the valedictorian for the end of the year banquet. We're very proud of her. Congratulations, K.!

3. Getting the grill fired up for the first time. I finally got the bbq going this last week and have used it twice already. I love bbq'd food. And this year I'm determined to give a lot more recipes with grilled veggies a try. I've got corn in my fridge awaiting it's turn.

4. Roasted Asparagus. Fresh asparagus, extravirgin olive oil, a dash of salt, fresh ground pepper, a couple pinches of italian seasoning and freshly shredded parmesan cheese (not the powdered stuff but the real shredded stuff in the deli department). Bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 425*F for 10 minutes. My mouth waters as I think of it.

5. It's Friday, the start to a long weekend. I'm so looking forward to this weekend. I have great plans for a late start, a housecoat, a coffee and some blog and book reading. I think a haircut is in there somewhere too, and maybe if the weather cooperates a bbq. If not, I have a pack of ribs in the freezer that will do just dandy in the crockpot. Rain or shine I'm going to enjoy every moment of the weekend.

So what are your favorite moments that blessed you and lifted your spirit this week? If you do a post, please link up and then enjoy visiting the other participants.


Willow said...

Hi Susanne, Congrats on losing the weight and for hanging in there during a difficult week. And congrats to K, too! What a confirmation of all her hard work. That asparagus sounds delicicous! Here where I live, the asparagus is almost done for the season. We've been eating the bundles we picked up at the farmers market nearly every day. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the weight loss and your daughter. Well done. WOOT on the BBQ. what a great week you had. Ooh and I love asparagus. :)

Islandsparrow said...

Way to go on the weight loss Suzanne - I struggle with the same thing. Especially if I'm tired. Yikes! But I'm working on learning to eat when hungry and stop when full.

You must be so proud of K. What an honour!! Will she be home for the summer?

Mmm that asparagus sounds good. I've never tried parmesan on it. I'll put it on the list. Thanks!

Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!


Mary said...

Congratulations on your 3 lbs! I'm getting ready to get on the scale myself. (fingers crossed!)
And, congratulations on your daughter being voted Valedictorian. That says so much about her!

LivingforGod said...

Congratulations to your daughter! I'm happy for you that you lost 3 lbs. I also love asparagus.

Have a blessed weekend!

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

Well Congrats to your daughter....that is so exciting. And I bet so neat to see her grow in the Word of God!
And good for you for losing 3 lbs.....that is how it often is with me, I work hard, eat well and lose nothing. But eat a bit more, don't work out and shed a few pounds.....there must be some scientific explanation for it??!!
Enjoy your weekend!!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Oh, congrats to your daughter! How great.

The grill and asparagus sound wonderful. And I'm always up for a Friday.

Hope you have a great week coming up.

Jientje said...

I love your plans for the weekend. I've got a lovely long weekend ahead of me too. It's always nice to look back upon things, but it's even niver to look forward, isn't it? Your asparagus recipe sounds delicious. I'm going to enjoy the white ones again tomorrow. My mouth waters just thinking of it. Congrats on the weight loss. Sometimes giving in is just what the doctor ordered!

Have a wonderful weekend!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Congrats. K, and to the proud parents! The weather forecasts rain for us this weekend, so my grill will stay put in the garage. Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Wowzer to your daughter! Congrats to her! and weight loss!

Barbara H. said...

Congrats to you on the weight loss and to K on being named valedictorian!

My husband is the master griller here. I tried once and burned the burgers, but I ought to try again, because he is not always home when I am making dinner. He is also an asparagus fan. I'm not fond of them, but they might be a lot better roasted than boiled or steamed.

Have a great long weekend!

Jerralea said...

Awesome job on the weight loss, and your daughter to making valedictorian!

We grilled out for the first time this week, too!

Sorry you had a difficult week, but glad you know to look for the joy!

ellen b. said...

Good job losing weight. A big congrats to your daughter for being honored by her classmates. That's really great.
I love BBQ anytime :0)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Carrie said...

THAT'S AN AWESOME WEIGHT LOSS! I do the same thing - try to find the happy in the food, as you say. I gave in this week and lost 1.5 lbs. Which makes me re question the WHOLE WORLD! =D haha. Ok, back to being good...and losing more the RIGHT way. (But it's pretty awesome, isn't it?)

Brenda said...

My weight does that too. After being good for a week I will lose hardly anything and then after a muffin (or something) binge, I will suddenly drop. Its crazy.

We love roasted asparagus too and eat it often. Any kind of roasted vegies are delicious to us.

Gabe said...

I tried to fix my mistake, my link took you to an old blog not my friday fave five. . .but I only made it worse and now their are two links for my blog on there. It has been one of those mornings. . .Just delete the first one. Sorry for the confusion!
Good luck on the weight loss and don't get too down about the ups and downs

Debbie said...

Congrat's to your daughter! You must be so proud!

The asparagus sounds wonderful. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my family that likes it, so I don't cook it very often!

Donnetta said...

Each week your lists are great, but there's just something about this one that seems to put it over the top. GREAT list!

Congrats on the 3 lbs. I celebrate every little bit too so I get it. :-)

WOW. Congrats to all of you on your daughter being selected valedictorian. HUGE accomplishment! Of course the greatest accomplishment is her choosing to grow in the faith as her own.

I enjoy a good BBQ and we've already had several. In fact, last week my hubby told me I should maybe plan something different for awhile as I think I had him at the grill for 4 days in a row. Oooops. :-)

Your roasted asparagus sounds delish!! And I'm looking forward to this being Friday and the weekend as well.

Things in our schedule but planning to take put relax time in there too!

Happy Housecoat, reading and coffee weekend to you friend!

Small Reflections said...

Kudos to YOU on getting rid of 3 more pounds and to your daughter for her academic achievement. Sounds like a wonderful week ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Faith said...

Hey!! Congrats on the weight loss AND to your daughter!!!! How exciting that is!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend no matter what kind of weather you plans include buying deck paint and getting started on the deck and praying my hubby agrees to try out that new kayak!! supposed to be high 70's and low 80's here all weekend with NO rain forcast...whoo hoo!!

Linda said...

Congratulations to your daughter Susanne. What a great accomplishment!
You have my total sympathy. I am an emotional eater too. I'm proud of you for losing that 3 lbs. It will be an encouragement to spur you on!!
Enjoy your weekend to the fullest!

Karyn said...

WooHoo on theweight loss! Good going.

Congrats to your daughter! you have every reason to be very proud!

Roasted asparagus is a treat we have recently discovered. Yummy.

TXDidi said...

Congratulations on those pounds lost. It is NOT easy, as I well know. That BBQ grill should help. And a big congrats to your daughter. You can be very proud of her, Mom.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the weight loss! We love roasted asparagus here too. This is my first time participating in this, but I linked up via your Linky. Thanks for hosting it!

Lisa notes... said...

I almost didn’t do FFF today because it was hard looking back over my week, too. But I’m glad I did. It always makes me more thankful. Thank you for being such a faithful hostess!

Congrats on losing 3 lbs! I would love to lose 3 lbs. Instead I gained 2 lbs. And congrats to you and you daughter on her accomplishment; that’s wonderful.

Laura said...

Wow congrats to your daughter, so wonderful!! You must be so proud!

Marg said...

Your favorites are inspiring today..
Three pounds...good on you, and those delicious recipes...I love asparagus..
Grill those vegetables. Cut into quarters,especially the peppers, brush with a bit of oil, season with Italian seasoning and only for a few minutes...Yummy!
Have a good week.

ham1299 said...

Thanks for always taking the time to comment on my posts when I participate in this meme! :-) It's much appreciated.

Congrats on the weight loss! :-) And congrats to K!

Mountain Mama said...

COngratulations on weigh loss!! Who cares how they come off, just so they do.
You are doing good!

Your asparagus recipe sounds good. I tried something like that last spring, but without the parmesan. I overcooked it and haven't tried it since.

Karen said...

I'm so far behind in reading my favorite blogs! But, wanted to stop and say congrats to your daughter for her achievement. How proud you must be!

I LOVE asparagus, however it's cooked. It's in season right now and so delicious.