And just as a follow up, the comment moderation seems to be working so far. I just have to figure out if I can email a reply if you are not in my email contacts so hopefully I will know that soon. I just have to remember to actually publish the comment and not just delete it in my email after I read it. So let's get to the fave five.
~celebrating Father's Day~ This year was kept real simple as my Dad was in the hospital. And only one of my adult children was able to be here. My hubby and wonderful father to our 3 great kids chose a family walk on one of his favorite trails, then he chose a Chinese food buffet at a new restaurant he's been wanting to try. Then we came home and relaxed a bit. The other two kids called later in the day and chatted with their Dad which he really loved. When he had his Father's Day snooze I went up and saw my Dad with a card and a good cup of coffee as I knew he wasn't enjoying the hospital stuff too much and he's like me...we like our coffee. It wasn't a huge or boisterous day like we've had in the past but it was a good one and we celebrated the two men who deserved to be celebrated.
~ celebrating 35 years of marriage ~ Monday my Hubby and I celebrated 35 years of marriage. Wow I can't believe I typed that. 35 years of special moments, companionship, memories, laughter and tears, giving and forgiving and being there for each other. Love my guy and always will. Again we didn't do a whole lot. It was a work day so we just had a lovely steak dinner out and enjoyed being with each other.
~celebrating milestone anniversary~ we also celebrated Hubby's sister and brother in law's 50th Anniversary! What a milestone! Their daughter threw them a lovely open house and many people came and congratulated and wished them many more. It was nice to be included into their special moment.
~ simple home made salad dressing ~ made with equal amountsTuscan flavored olive oil and Lemon Balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper to taste. So good on tossed salads and marinated salads or even just cut cherry tomatoes. So simple, healthy and delicious.
~ fun tv series~ While scrolling thru the channels the other day I found a show that caught my interest and found out it was a 6 week series. It's called "Back in Time for Dinner". It's a Canadian show on CBC and the premise is they've taken a modern family of 5 and each week they take them back in time through each decade starting with the 1940's. They live the way families did in that decade, wear the clothes, eat the food of the decade, take on the roles. It is very interesting not just to find out what they ate at that time, but why and what was going on in society and how women's, men's and children's roles in the family were at that time in Canada. It's also very interesting watching the kids (and adults) cope without all the technology that so takes our time nowadays and all the fancy appliances we have now. It has really opened my eyes and I must say just seeing 2 episodes I really feel like I understand my mom in law a whole lot better. Even though she is now passed away I totally have a new appreciation for her. My mom and dad did not move to Canada until 1956 so I'm sure I will relate and learn from the next episode which will be the 1960's.
~new cookie find~ I don't usually ever buy pre-packaged cookies. I find them way too sweet and let's face it, they are full of not so good things. But when I saw the Chips Ahoy Chunks Coconut and they were on for a good price I caved and bought one. Oh my they were so good. Dunked in coffee even better.
What were your favorite five blessings of the week?