Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #105

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five! I can't believe it is Friday already. Where on earth did this week go? And Fridays mean it's time to look back over our week and look for those five favorite things, big or small, that were a blessing in our lives. Please join in with a post and then link on up so that we can visit you. If you are new, you can get the details here, and then just jump right in.

As I was saying, I can't believe it's Friday. This week just crept right up on me and Friday totally took me by surprise. It must have been the long weekend. Which brings me to my first favorite.

1. Long weekends. And to be more specific, a basically relaxed long weekend like this past one. I really needed a weekend that had no obligations, no where to be and that is just what I got. I even slept in on Monday, which is something that usually never happens.

2. Hot apple crisp with vanilla ice cream melting all over it. My favorite dessert. And the Younger girl has made 2 batches this week to use up apples that were given to us. Yum, somehow it tastes even better when someone else makes it. She did a wonderful, yummy job for her first attempts.

3. A book that got into my hands with perfect timing. I was asked to do a book tour for a certain title a few months ago but didn't start this particular book until a couple of weeks ago and boy God's timing and how He uses the right thing, in this case a book, just amazes me. I thought the book would be about one thing but it has turned out to be so much more and it is really speaking to me. I'll be posting the tour and doing a review in the next few days. But the favorite thing is knowing God's timing is perfect. Had I gotten this book last year I wouldn't have been ready to receive a lot of what it is saying. My head and heart just wouldn't have been in that place. He can bring about just the right thing to open my heart to something He wants to show me and in my case it was a book. And this in turn speaks to me about how much He loves each one of us and knows just what we individually need at what time.

4. Coupons that let me try a new product for free. Now that's my kind of price! Love when I can give something a try and get a cheque back in the mail for the total amount. And then the bonus: loving the product.

5. A cuddly cat. Our cat has been awfully cuddly with me lately. Sitting with me every night. And I've been enjoying every minute. There is something so comforting about her soft fur snuggled right into me as I blog or read and as she purrs away. I'll take it anytime.

What have been your favorites this week? If you do a post, link on up with us so we can come and visit!


Willow said...

Susanne, Thanks for hosting this fave so faithfully! I look forward every week to Friday! Oh and apple crisp! It's one of my fall favorites. We've had one batch and there are more apples waiting. Snuggle that kitty for me!

Gattina said...

When one day off is added to the usual weekend it turns the whole week upside down, lol !

PS that's funny, the word verification is GATINA, hahaha ! only one T missing

Laura said...

Apple crisp sounds wonderful -- and you're right, it's oh-so-much-better when someone else makes it!

Can't wait to hear more about this book.

I have a very special FFF post today...!

Casondra said...

Susanne, this is my favorite blog activity I participate in all week. It know no matter how hectic the week has been, on Friday, I will stop long enough to reflect on all He has given me.

Long weekends are the BEST!!!

Kari said...

You've had a great week. a long weekend with no obligations are always great.
hot apple crisp and ice cream - that sounds real yummy, free products to try and God meeting your need through a book. How awesome is that!!
happy weekend friend.

momma24 said...

What a great Fave Five! How precious that God was saving this book for you for just the right moment.

I have to say though, that I don't like apple crisp! Any baked apples, actually, so I will just have to trust you on that one. ;-D

Barbara H. said...

I can't believe I forgot to mention Labor Day. It was a busy day of running around, but we did get to sleep in a little, always a favorite.

I've had that experience with having a book on my shelf for a while and seemingly picking it up at random only to discover it was just what I needed at the time. God's ways are so wonderful!

apple blossom said...

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Beth said...

Days off are awesome! Gone are my days off for awhile!

cindy said...

Another great week. Thank you kindly for hosting our FFF and for everyone who is here.

Oh I so love apple crisp and I'm about to make one as everyone else is.

Hurrray for long weekends they are the best.

Brenda said...

A cuddly cat is such a wonderful thing and so comforting.

Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts too, I'm looking forward to having some this fall.

Karyn said...

Apple crisp is perfect any time of year! What a treat that someone else made it for you.

Can't wait to hear about the book!

Melli said...

It often IS the little things, isn't it? I'm looking forward to ONE apple crisp this fall... but I'm saving it until fall really gets here!

... and cuddly cats... :) We have one of them too. And one NOT cuddly cat as well!

Hazel said...

It's always nice to have once in awhile something that usually never happens. I agree with God's timing - no room for error there. Happy weekend, Susanne.

Carrie said...

I like everything on your list so I'm not sure what to comment on specifically! =D

A long weekend? A good book? Apple crisp?

It all works for me!

Heather said...

Hey!! I linked the wrong blog for my name! I'm so sorry! I linked a second time with the right one. Hope you can take the first one off!

Oooh I love apple anything with ice cream. I love an Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Bean ice cream YUM!

Jientje said...

Sleeping in, hot apple crisp, a cuddly purring cat. It sounds a lot like Autumn! Have a wonderful weekend Susanne!

Tina Leigh said...

My husband makes the best homemade ice cream...would go good with that apple crisp! (Monday he made Butterfinger ice cream....the BEST!!!).

ellen b. said...

Hello Susanne! God's timing is amazing. I always enjoy reflecting on how He works in our lives in big and small ways... crisp.
Hope your weekend is relaxing for you.

Islandsparrow said...

Apple crisp - you're making me hungry. I'm definitely making one this weekend. I already have the vanilla ice cream.

I've had many cats but the one we have now is super cuddly - she even lays on the bathmat by my feet while I'm doing my hair.

Looking forward to hearing about that book!

Have a great weekend Suzanne! and many thanks for hosting!

Kate said...

I just linked to join the Friday's Five and I'm super excited!

Faith said...

love your list! Especially because you have piqued by interest now about the book!! You are so good about doing book reviews....i've had one done for awhile now but can't seem to get my review done! can't wait to read all about it.
I think it's great that your daughter made your fave dessert....yay for baking daughters! Enjoy your weekend, Susanne..hope it's as restful as last weekends :)

Anonymous said...

I also like trying new products. even more so when I don't have to pay anything at the register! Too often I forget or misplace the paperwork to get it free.

Sounds like a lovely week.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Hmmm... no apple crisp yet to speak of. I think this may be something the weekend will have to include. Thank you for your lovely comments, I always appreciate them. I'm curious about the book now too.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Ok. You gotta share your apple crisp recipe!

Jerralea said...

Susanne, I love apple crisp, too. It's getting that time of year where I live.

I'm definitely a coupon clipper! I love saving money.

LivingforGod said...

God is very cool like that! He knows what we need and when we need it. I love long weekends and apple crip, too. "Free" is also my kind of price :).