Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday's Fave Five #406

Hi to a late start today.  I'll put up the linky and join you later in listing my fave fives!

My goodness, this has been quite the couple of days.  But back to normal now, at least for awhile, I hope.

Welcome to Fave Fives...a little reminder and discipline to pause in our busy lives and intentionally look for good things no matter what we are going through.  As we make the discipline a habit it becomes easier even in the hardest of weeks to find some blessings.  Please join us.

1.  Pizza.  Oh how I love this wonderful invention of food.  Hubby took me on a date to the original pizza restaurant in town here.  They opened when I was a kid and they are still around.  They are more expensive...none of this 2 for 1 stuff but they are so good with really good, quality ingredients so it's a special treat to go there.

2.   Caramel Creme Brulee Lattes and other Christmas drinks are back at Starbucks.  The Creme Brulee Lattes are my favorite of the year.  Since cutting way back on my sugar intake however they have become an extra special treat only enjoyed a couple of times in the season and always 1/2 or 1/4 sweet which is still plenty.

3.  Operation Christmas Child boxes packed and delivered.  I was a procrastinator this year and didn't pack mine until the last minute but it was still fun to put them together.  Sunday was our collection Sunday and it was so nice to see the back of vehicle packed up with those red and green boxes knowing that children were going to blessed and find a little joy in the midst of their very difficult circumstances of life.  Delivering them to the collection centre is always a blessing and makes me happy.

4.  The extra long weekend of last week.  I wish they would always tag Rememberance Day onto a weekend.  It was so nice to have that extra day not floating in the middle of a week but making three days together to get caught up, though I must say I was super lazy and mostly got caught up on reading and drinking coffee.  Ha.

5.  Texts from my grown kids.  Now that two of the three have definitely flown the coop getting unsolicited texts from them makes my day.  I love the gift of texting that technology has's makes keeping in touch so easy.  Of course I love even more when they phone but for the everyday the texting is definitely a blessing.

What were your favorite blessings from the week?


Faith said...

you are like me with loving the OCC boxes and i listed that as a fave too!!

yay for those Starbucks drinks. my current fave is the cafe mocha with a splash of coconut milk. i need to remember to ask for just a half pump of the mocha part. but i do get it minus the whipped creme. that is good right??😜

i love a good pizza and sadly the best place for ingreidents and price is about a 30 min drive. tomorrow night we are making our own.

yay for texting and cozy weekends of readinf with coffee....hope you get to enjoy another nice weekend even though it''s just a regular one.

ellen b said...

What's not to like about pizza? hmm it's been a while maybe I'll have to order one delivered tonight. Glad you had the extra day to make the weekend longer. Love those little guys holding their boxes! Have a good weekend.

Barbara H. said...

We get a lot of sale take-out pizza, but every now and then good pizza in a restaurant just can't be beat. Hurray for the Christmas boxes going out! I love 3-day holiday weekends, too. I love texting with my kids, also - I love the ability to keep in touch in little ways between visits and phone calls.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Hello, I'm joining in with your Friday's Fave Five with some Christmas ideas. Glad to meet another Canadian blogger too.

Ann said...

I love OCC boxes also. I made several up earlier this fall, and took them to a lady who is trying to get a large number every year. She topped out at 158!

Willow said...

I love seeing all those boxes for OCC!
I agree that those text messages are very special and very welcomed by me.
And pizza? Yum!

Wendy said...

We managed to get out to the cinema for a date night this week and had pizza beforehand. We always enjoy it. Text messaging is so vital when you have kids away from home. Have a great weekend.

Jerralea said...

I believe I could eat pizza every day!

Love those OCC boxes. Our church just sent out 69 boxes.

I love texting, too. It's the best way to keep up with your young adult children!

nikkipolani said...

Bless you for your year-after-year work to organize OCC. I was worried I wouldn't get my boxes filled on time either ;-) Collection day always seems to come so early.

Yum! You have me craving pizza.