Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday's Fave Five #505
Welcome to the last Friday's Fave Five for the month of October. Here we pause to count our blessings, to develop a habit of being grateful and to cultivate an attitude of thanksgiving. Won't you please join us in this journey?
Just like that that beautiful wall of gold mentioned in last week's FFF overnight all came tumbling down and there is not one leaf left on a tree. Fall is truly here in every sense of the word in my neck of the woods. In no particular order here are five of my blessings from last week.
~ warranty still in effect ~ in January of this year we had purchased a new stove when the other one went kaputz. This new one is the kind that has two ovens, a smaller one on top and the larger one on the bottom. I always use the smaller one because that is sufficient for our needs, but this last Thanksgiving when I cooked the turkey I noticed that the bottom oven just wasn't coming up to temperature the way it should. After checking the manual, hubby tried to calibrate it like it instructed but it still wasn't just right. When we checked, the whole thing is still under warranty, so the repair is going to be no charge. We have the worst luck with things going just after warranty wears off, or putting it off trying to fix it ourselves and then finding the warranty finished, so I'm really thankful we got on it this time and the warranty is all good.
~ new recipe ~ I tried this quinoa recipe for our meatless meal this week and it was delicious. Everyone loved it and it's definitely going to go into keeper file. The only thing I did different was put it into a smaller baking dish, I think a 9x9, as I found the 9x13 the recipe called for would be too big. With a fresh side salad it made a great meal.
~ online grocery shopping ~ I haven't shopped this way for a while even though I really liked it and was taking advantage of it quite regularly for quite some time. But this last weekend it was just too busy and late Sunday afternoon, I gave in and ordered the groceries online. It really helped out this weekend.
~ spur of the moment day trip ~ Saturday Hubby and I jumped in the car and took off for getaway to Calgary for the day. Even though they were asked with only a half hour to get ready my sister and brother in law joined us and we had a really lovely day. We introduced them to the farmer's market there and went on a quick mall trip then had a lovely supper together and came home. It was just the thing all of us needed to destress and unwind a bit.
~ new vet ~ after our former vet, whom we really liked, started to only do surgeries, we found we couldn't click with the vet who took his place in the clinic. We tried a couple of other places but there was always just something that didn't quite fit with us, but this week we found a lovely lady who really seemed to care and was patient with both our dog and in explaining things to us. Keeping our fingers crossed that she works out. I don't like jumping from here to there and all over the place.
What were your favorite blessings this week?