Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday's Fave Five #277

Hello everyone!  Hope you like my springy tulip button.  I had to put it up because nothing else around here is springy.   The weather is sure trying to give us Albertans whip lash as it groans and moans into spring going from one extreme to the next.  After warm weather last week which lead to a way too fast melt which led to issues with our water, the first day of spring around here brought us more white stuff.  Yes, it is snowing here yesterday and today.  But I will look at the positive and take note that it is heavy, big snow, full of moisture.  Definitely a spring type of snow.  So please join me in looking for the positive and the blessing in our everyday lives.  If you need details they are here.

This week all my favorite blessings are about being satisfied and content.  It just seemed to be that kind of week for me.  I found it brought peace to look for some small things that brought a satisfaction to my life this week.

1.  Satisfying scents.  Just Breathe by Scentsy warming in my cute little bird warmer.  I love, love, love this scent.  It's so relaxing with eucalyptus, lemon and mint.  I really does make it easy to breathe in the room and is just so nice smelling it in the evening.  And the bird warmer makes me smile.

2.  Satisfying reading.  I love when I finish a 3 book series with a satisfied sigh.  Some series start to fizzle as the books go on, but one I just finished didn't do that.  I found the last one as strong as the first and kept me just as glued to the story and invested into the characters and the what was happening to them. And the bonus was it had a surprise twist I totally didn't see coming that totally wrapped up the story so well.   Loved the Hanover Falls Series.  More of a review on the last book to come.  Book 1 & 2 are reviewed here and here.

3.  Satisfying Meals.  This week some really yummy, satisfying meals have found their way to my table.  Some of the deliciousness included Serbian Ground Beef, Pork Roast with Apples and oven fried chicken drumsticks.  Yummy.  

4.  Satisfying morning starts.  3 days this week I was able to start work about 45 minutes later than usual.  What a difference this makes.  Instead of a groggy rush, I got a few extra minutes in bed to wake up slower, I got to relax with my coffee and getting ready even got to actually spend a few minutes chatting with hubby before he went to work.   A so much more satisfying way to start the day.

5.  Satisfying time spent with a friend I don't get to see often.  We celebrated our birthdays way, way too late with a hockey game and then dessert at a fancy restaurant.  It was fun and it was nice to catch up and just spend some time together.

What were your favorite blessings from the week?


Willow said...

Late lazy mornings with a cup of coffee--I agree! It's a wonderful luxury.
Reading is always a fave for you-- glad you are enjoying the books.
I hope your snow melts right away and spring gets the upper hand THIS WEEK.

nikkipolani said...

Definitely a satisfying week! A good long read sounds delightful. I like the idea of the slower mornings -- is something you can get more often??

Gattina said...

All in all you had a nice week ! I am enjoying my week in Tunisia under palmtrees and let the sun shining on my belly ! I needed a little week of sun escaping the bad weather in Belgium !

Hazel said...

Eucalyptus, lemon and mint are great together in scents. Love them! Must be quite satisfying to have all the wonderful satisfaction in one week.

Faith said...

Ah.....a nice satisfying week for you!! YAY to leisurely starts to the day (I'm having one today as we have no school today!!)....and I love dates out with friends and delightful scents...your bird candle holder is so cute!! Here's to hoping we all get some real spring weather this upcoming week!!

Barbara H. said...

Love the spring tulip button!

I love later morning starts, too.

I'm not sure if I have ever read that author, but I have heard of her - looks like someone I need to check out.

Glad you've had such a satisfying week! :-)

Ann said...

ALWAYS nice when you can go to work a little later!!

ellen b. said...

Like your satisfying list! I'm as fickle as ever and didn't do a favorites post this week...oye.

Susan said...

So glad, Susanne, that this week was full of satisfying things. What a fun way to look at a week; I might try that next week.

Your bird warmer is adorable. I have gotten out of the habit of using my scent cubes. I think I should look for it and plug it in. I am not sure which scents I still have. I will look into the one you mentioned though.

Isn't that a fun thing about FFF? we can get new (to us) ideas which help make our weeks more pleasant and even satisfying. Thanks, Susanne for hosting this!!!

Jerralea said...

Glad you had such a satisfying week!

I love mornings that are not so rushed - glad you were able to enjoy some.

Deb said...

I always enjoy your Friday Favorites. I am going to look for those books next time I am at the used book store. They sound like something I would like! Have a good weekend. I am linking up!

Kathie said...

Hi Susanne - no spring here yet either although my tulips are starting to poke their heads out. I'm not sure if it's that wise for them to do it :) it's been chilly!! But they seem to be tough.

I'm able to borrow the first book in the series you mentioned. I always love when you mention books.

That Serbian hamburger sounds like a dish we would like here. I'll have to give it a try.

Glad you had a fun outing with your friend.

Happy weekend!


Mia said...

That scent sounds divine! So nice to have slow, luxurious mornings. :o) Hoping you get some Spring weather soon- until then I hope you enjoy being snuggled up with your coffee and books. :o)