Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #163

Hi everyone, welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  Take time to reflect over your week and find those things that lifted your heart, made you smile or made you keep on keeping on.  If you need details, you can take a quick trip here and then come on back.  I'm feeling crummy tonight (Thursday) so as you can see my list is missing.  I'll try to join in some time on Friday and then get around to visiting everyone.  Meanwhile, have fun making your posts and visiting around, maybe making a new blogging friend or two.

Whew, made it here!  Thanks for everyone's well wishes.  Nothing major just a silly cold that won't go away for two weeks now, but it's the kind that wipes you out and in the evening it seems my ears, throat and nose just close up.  Aargh.  Breathing and hearing are a good thing,  so in the evening I've had to take some cold meds and it knocks. me. out.  Anyway, there is blessings to look for and share, which I'm sure you'd so rather hear about.

1.  Fall leaves to play in.    I love the fall when all my trees drop their leaves and there is a mountain of leaves for the dayhome kids to run through, jump in and throw in the air.  Their laughter and literally hours of play in it are one of my favorite things to watch.  I really wanted to post a picture of their fun but privacy and all that.

2.  Well written, uplifting novels.  Especially on the heels of a story that left me feeling very sad and unsettled.  I don't necessarily always like my reads to be tied up with a pretty bow at the end of the story but it is nice sometimes.

3.  A Movie night with my sis.  A cheesy old black and white move from 1947, a bag of chips and a glass of ice cold coke.  It's fun to poke fun at the horrible sound, the dramatic acting and blood curdling screams of old films.  Especially with the company of my sister.

4.  Comfort foods of fall.  Chili's, stews and soups are some of my favorite comfort foods.   Last week with the chilly weather coming upon us,  I made a big pot of  delicious turkey soup (from the Thanksgiving turkey carcass).  I can't wait to get to all sorts of crock pot recipes, too.

5.  Homemade salsa.  I made this recipe from the Mennonite Girls and I have decided that I have now become a homemade salsa snob.  The store bought just doesn't compare.  I am so going to be making homemade salsa every fall.

Well, have a great weekend everyone!  I'm planning on lots of reading time with pots of hot, lemony tea,  for sure!


nikkipolani said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well, Susanne, and hope things will improve later today. Hugs.

Willow said...

I hope you feel better by tomorrow, Susanne. Be well!

Gattina said...

Wish you all the best to feel better later !

Hazel said...

Oh sorry Susanne. Here's hoping you feel better soon.

Faith said...

hope you are feeling better this morning Susanne!! will be back this evening when i'm finally home from work and groceries....hoping and praying for you!

Kathie said...

Awww Susanne - sorry you're not feeling well. I hope by wake up time in the west you are feeling much better {{{hugs}}}

Mom24 said...

So sorry you're not feeling well. I hope if you're still sick this morning that somehow you magically get a (paid) day off. Take care.

Dee said...

Oh, I hope you are feeling better soon, Susanne. Those colds are miserable, especially when they linger on. Glad you were able to enjoy some comfort foods and a good book. I have to admit that I really hate to read sad stories, which is why I guess I have never liked the books that Oprah recommends. They always seem to be that way. I'll take an uplifting book any day. Get better soon.

Barbara H. said...

Sorry you're not feeling well -- hope the cold goes away soon.

I love all of these, except I have never tried homemade salsa, but if I do I'll remember to look up that recipe.

With the weather a little cooler I've been enjoying oven meals that I avoid during the summer.

Lisa notes... said...

Yes, breathing and hearing are good things. Glad you're feeling a little better. Hope you continue to improve over the weekend.

How fun your sis-night sounds!

My dad would always make his own salsa. Had a sweet taste that I couldn't find in store-bought ones. I miss it.

ellen b. said...

It's not fun to feel sick! Hope you can curl up with a good book and a warm comfy throw and relax this weekend. Yum for that homemade salsa! Glad you had a sista night!

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

Comfort food is especially important when not felling well. Sorry a cold has got you down! Get well quickly!!!

I know this might be shallow of me, but I prefer uplifting movies and novels. I see enough "sad" in life that I don't want me recreation time to be filled with it too. So glad you read a novel that lifted you up!

Sounds like you and your sister have a good relationship. How fun to watch this movie and enjoy each other's company.

Gattina said...

I just made a huge pot of Chili con Carne, which is one of my husband's favorite plate, put it into small portions and then into the deepfreeze. So when I am gone now on my holidays in Egypt he can eat Chili every day, lol !
Leaves would be nice to play with, but not when they are wet !

Shannon... said...

#4 - did I miss Thanksgiving? I can't be that overwhelmed at work?!?!

Feel better!


Jerralea said...

Hot lemony tea and reading are certainly my go-to prescription when I've got a cold!

Playing in the leaves is a delight, and I love, love, love looking at the colorful leaves.

Soup and chili make this time of year so homey and comforting!

Karla Porter Archer said...

Hi Susanne!! Remember me? I've been going through all of my old blog posts, looking for broken links (still recovering from a move from blogger to WP...) and none of my comment links work and I was so sad because I was thinking of our little connect group we had then... (5 yrs ago!!!)
But then I came across a post where I had linked to you!! and here I am :)

I hope you are feeling better and have a great weekend!

Faith said...

i'm planning on lotsa reading too Susanne! after errands and housework. I hope you are feeling lots better by tomorrow and that homemade salsa sound scrumptious! we had some snow yesteray but it's melted now.....i might do some of that leaf raking on sunday!
have a great weekend!!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope it passes soon.
I love to watch little ones play. They are so precious. I'm glad the littles are enjoying the leaves, and you were able to enjoy a great book, time with your sister, bubbling pots of Fall comfort foods, and homemade salsa. I agree, store bought doesn't compare. We have a local deli that does a nice job, but nothing in a jar works for me anymore.
Thank you and take good care.

Melanie said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Ahh, tis the season. That is FUN that your dayhome kids can jump in leaves; I remember doing that as a child. Unfortunatley, the only tree in our yard is a huge pine tree so we don't get the fun leaves.

nikkipolani said...

Nice to have some fun with the leaves before they get swept up. Glad you had some fun time with sis and cozy food for your cooler days.

Carrie said...

Catching up around here after the weekend!

Love everything on your list. I really don't think you can beat homemade salsa. And a well-written novel? How CAN you top that?!

Hope your weekend was good and that your week is kicking off to a nice start!

Carrie said...

(P.S. Didnt' like the part on your list about you feeling sick. Just liked all of the things you mentioned. Thought I should clarify. ;)