Welcome back to another edition of Friday's Fave Five. The days are going by so slowly individually yet so quickly collectively. How does that even happen? It's a good thing that FFF helps me to notice the good things in these weeks. Please join in.
My five in no particular order:
~ Extra time for those chores that always get pushed back ~ I've been short about half my child care numbers as I try to replace the families who have left this fall. I'll not lie, it's been tough but this week, I just determined that during the days when I have all kids who nap after lunch, I am going to put that time to good use and get all those chores knocked off my list that I always procrastinate because they take time I don't have, chores that I can't do with little ones around, chores that I'm too tired to get to. So far this week I've washed all the kitchen cupboard doors, fronts and handles, scrubbed down all the backsplash tile, and started on the kitchen lights. Next up will be finishing the lights, do the baseboards and then wipe down inside all the cupboards. This being productive instead of stewing, pouting and worrying is a good blessing.
~ A lovely smelling kitchen ~ One of the rewards of doing of good deep clean. Thanks to Avon Orange & Honeysuckle bubble bath! I think I've mentioned it before but it really is lovely to clean with. Everything is sparkly clean and it really does smell nice.
~ Extra reading time ~ When I'm done whatever chore I've chosen for the day, I get to sit with a nice cup of coffee and get some extra reading done while the kids are snoozing. Reading is my escape of choice and I love the extra time to relax and let my imagination go with the story.
~ Caramel Brule Latte is baaaack! ~ My most favorite drink at Starbucks. I get it half sweet (working my way down to 1/4 sweet) and it's the perfect weekend treat. It's seasonal so that is a good thing. I remains a treat I look forward to for a couple of months of the year. And I just got an email that I have enough stars for a free drink! Bonus!!
~ Feather Duvet is on the bed ~ One good thing about November and the colder weather is that the feather duvet gets put back on the bed. I just love it. So puffy and warm and comfy without being heavy. Just makes me sigh when I get into bed and pull it up.
This weekend is Remembrance Day in Canada and as we pause to remember all the sacrifices that have been made to keep our country free I just want to thank all those who have sacrificed and/or fought to give me the privilege of living in this freedom.
What are some blessings and good things you are thankful for this week?