Friday, February 03, 2017

Friday's Fave Five #416

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  Join this wonderful weekly community who comes together on Friday's to intentionally look for and share five of our blessings in life from the last week.  This week just zoomed by for me.  I wasn't feeling well so getting through the work day and falling asleep early was basically all I did for 3 days.  So this little weekly exercise is especially good for me in this kind of week as those blessings might have slipped right by me.  Please join on in.

1.  Warm & Cozy Throw blankets to curl up under.  I have spent plenty of time under one or another of these for the past several days.  

2.  Hot tea.  I don't know what it is about not feeling well, but I wake up craving tea rather than coffee.  And that is unusual for coffee loving me.    This week I've had soothing cups of peppermint, fruity sips of peach and even spicy chai types of tea. 

3.  Homemade soup.  Another thing I crave when not feeling well is a hot tasty bowl of soup.  In keeping with the theme that I guess this post is adhering to, to make myself feel better I made a nice pot of hamburger soup.   I have a wonderful recipe that basically takes 10 minutes to put together and about 20 - 30 minutes to cook, super easy.  And yet so comforting.  Paired  with the absolutely delicious Red Lobster biscuits that again only take minutes and it was the best not feeling well meal ever.  

 4.  Just Breathe Scentsy wax melts.  Eucalyptus, lemon and different mints combine to make it easier to breathe.  One of my favorite scentsy fragrances.  Though I don't have a stuffy nose it was really soothing to my tight lungs.  I

5.  And for this last one, I'm going to break the pattern here and say how thankful I am for Safe travels for my youngest as she had a business trip to Toronto and back.  I was thrilled that she had this opportunity and experience but I was even more thrilled to see her walk back in the door safe and sound.

Well southern Alberta's groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter and it seems the weather is listening because Alberta is chilling up again and snow is predicted this weekend.  It sounds like a good time to cozy up with a good book, those comfy blankets and more tea.  Hope you all have a nice cozy weekend too. 

What were your favorites from the last week?


Gattina said...

That's awful when you are not feeling well and you have to work ! At least you didn't have to go outside. I don't like soup, I don't know why but a good cup of tea I love too. Hope you are feeling better now !

Faith said...

I am praying you feel betteras the weekend arrives. my plans include curling up with my book and sipping hot cinnamon chai i just discovered from starbucks!!

LOVE quick and easy soups and I need to look for those biscuits!!! yummy!!!

hope you are on the mend soon!!

Barbara H. said...

I'm sorry, my first entry in Mr. Linky went to a book review. the second one is the correct one. I didn't see a way to remove the incorrect one myself.

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well - it's hard to keep up with one's own children, much less a house full of other kids, when you're sick. Hope you're on the mend now. I love cozy throw blankets this time of year. I will check out the soup recipe - I love soups this time of year as well.

I'm always just a little on edge when one of the kids is traveling until I hear they're back safely. I imagine I would be even more so where there is more snow and ice. Glad your daughter got there and back safely.

ellen b said...

Hope you are better today and your idea for the weekend sounds good. We have a dusting of snow on the ground right now! Always a surprise here. Glad daughter made it there and back safely. Pesky groundhog!!

Wendy said...

I hope you're soon fully recovered but for now get back under that cozy throw with all the lovely things that make you feel better x

nikkipolani said...

Good for you for finding all the comforts when you're not feeling well. Hope you will get enough rest and sleep over the weekend, my friend!

Ann said...

I hope you are feeling better!!

Karen said...

Hope you're feeling much better by now, Susanne. Your favorites all sound so comforting. It was so cold this week, that blankets and tea were in order here, as well. It's always good when we know our kids are home safe and sound, wherever that might be! I noticed one of your books listed on your sidebar is The Forgotten Garden. I'm sure you're going to love it!

Little Bits of Lovely said...

There is nothing quite as delightful when you're under weather as is warm and delicious comfort food, and tea of course! I hope you're feeling better and have a splendid week!