Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday's Fave Five #410

Thanks for coming by on this frosty Friday morning.  Hope you are all staying warm.  The cold snap has gone on way too long for me and I'm looking forward to next week where it supposedly is going to get a couple degrees above freezing.  That is a welcome relief considering we've been in the -20*C range for over 2 weeks now.  Hopefully it will actually happen!  But today no matter the weather,  it's Fave Five day.  Please join as we look for and share 5 of our favorite blessings from the past week.

1.  Dinner cooked for us on a busy Saturday.  Usually dinner on Saturday is non-existent in the traditional sense at our house.  We tend to just "pick" all day or grab a bite out if we've got lots of errands.  But last Saturday, while out Christmas shopping, my daughter called to say she was cooking supper.  She made an absolutely delicious pot of Potato Soup that was most welcome on a very cold day.  Along with a batch of hot Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits it was the perfect supper.  Much appreciated after a busy day.

2.  Study group Christmas party.  I rarely hold bible study at my house but I do like to host the Christmas party.  No studying tonight, just good food and lots of fun.  We have a fun gift exchange and play a couple of games which usually results in much laughter and chaos.  I always look forward to it.

3.  Christmas crafting with the kids.  The 4 and 5 year olds just love to craft especially at Christmas time so we've been doing lots of fun crafts this past week.  It's especially rewarding and worth all the clean up I have to do afterwards to hear one of them say how much they like Susanne's crafts.  They are so proud of their little creations.

4.  Accomplishing a fitness challenge.  I'm really starting to like small fitness challenges that push me beyond where I thought I could go.  Nothing to big but something to push for.  The Curves gym I go to had a 12 days of planking challenge running this month and I was really thrilled to accomplish the challenge.  When I think of how far I've come it's actually really fun and motivating.  When I think of what a couch potato I basically used to be, it feels really good to now feel stronger.

5.  Homemade chocolates.  The lady I go to for a massage always makes homemade chocolates and gives them out at Christmas time.  Last night was the night I was gifted with mine.  Always a nice little treat.  Yummy.

Well I can't believe it's only a week to Christmas.  I still am not quite finished yet and I haven't even started baking.  I'm thinking I'm going really simple this year.  Maybe just some shortbread and the toffee I make.  It's going to be a busy but fun weekend.  Hope yours is great.

Now what were you're favorite blessings from the week?


Gattina said...

That's nice to have a daughter which makes a nice soup for the whole family ! I will start my Christmas decoration today, wasn't in the mood yet after 2 weeks of summer !

Faith said...

you have a great list of faves my friend! and NYS decided to joun you folks in the deep freeze. yesterday was our coldest day in over two years!! -1f!! enjoy the weekend and stay warm!

Barbara H. said...

It's always a blessing when someone else cooks, and potato soup on a cold day is a treat. I love when our adult kids take initiative to do something like that.

How fun to have a party with your study group and craft with the little ones! I like how you do creative things with the dayhome kids.

Congratulations on completing the fitness challenge! That's one thing I like about going to the gym - seeing the progress from when I first started.

Oh, wow, what a treat homemade chocolates would be!

nikkipolani said...

While you have your frosty Friday, we've started our day with a drizzly one.

How lovely of your daughter to treat you all to a cozy supper. Your study group party sounds like a ton of fun and good fellowship.

A co-worker has been bringing in her dad's homemade toffee - so so good. Glad you're taking it simpler this year, but still making toffee!

Lynette said...

Sounds like a yummy, blessed week with good foods, crafting with children and friends.

Ann said...

Homemade toffee is so good. Also shortbread. None of which I need!!! :-)

Wendy said...

Lovely to have supper cooked for you and sounds like a busy but fun week. Have a good weekend.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

How lovely to have a dinner made for you. Christmas parties are always fun to me. We host the family on Christmas day so I don't do any smaller ones at my house.

Jerralea said...

What a great week! Having dinner made for you (containing my favorite, SOUP), Christmas parties, crafting, homemade chocolates. Sounds perfect!