Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday's Fave Five #513

Hi everyone!  You all ready for Christmas?  Only 4 more sleeps, people!  I am soooo not ready.  I haven't baked a thing.  I have a couple more things to get and I have to grocery shop.  I've only wrapped a few gifts so far.  It's just come so fast.  I think the weather has me kind of in a funk of not realizing the time is upon us as it's been so nice.    Oh well, there is 4 more days right?  And it will be what it will be and I'm trying to relax with that.  So this is the perfect time to take a pause and remember the blessings of the week and share 5 of them with you.

~my daughter's birthday gift for me~  T is an esthetician for a local salon and she gave me a lovely manicure with gel polish for my birthday.  Now my birthday is not till the end of the month but I wanted my nails nice for Christmas.   My nails break so easy and so they never look nice and never get long but she did such a lovely job.  I just love them.

~ fun christmas crafts with the kids~ I do love December in dayhome because we get to do lots of fun crafts for Christmas.  We've been doing one or two and week and having lots of creative time.

~dance parties with the kids~ On netflix they have the Wiggles "Go Santa Go" and the kids just love it.  They dance away and try to do the actions and sing along.  Though I swear I fall asleep and wake up every morning with one or another of the songs off of there running through my head.  

~morning off~ though I love going to church on Sunday mornings this last Sunday I just needed a break.  I woke up feeling tired and off so just decided to listen to what my body was trying to tell me.  The last thing I want is to be sick for Christmas and with the dayhome kids showing up with sniffles and coughs I didn't need to be worn down.  It really was what I needed.  I slept in, sat around reading and relaxing.  Then just putzed around the house.  In the afternoon we visited my dad and then my mom and the day was done.  

~surprise lunch~ Hubby surprised me and came home with a yummy bento box of goodies for lunch.  It was a nice surprise on a work day and I love that he blesses me with this kind of thing once in awhile.  

Well those are my fave blessings this last week.  I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  As you celebrate with family and friends may you remember how very much God loves you and His very precious gift to you in the birth of Jesus.  May you have many blessings of love, joy and peace surrounding your holidays.  

oops sorry here is the linky.


Gattina said...

My mother used to bake for Christmas, I never did, I just buy, that's easier. Have a nice Christmas !

I think you forgot the Linky thing ! if you could just add me if it's possible.

Faith said...

I don't see the linky thing! Will come back to read your faves and comment...have to get on road for work. Is pouring rain here!

Barbara H. said...

I know what you mean about needing just a day to relax and putter. When the weather caused our church services to be canceled a couple of weeks ago, it was that kind of day. I missed the services and fellowship, but it was lovely to have a day with no agenda. Your dayhome activities sound fun! And how nice to have a surprise lunch! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Dianna said...

Susanne, I am so glad that you listened to your body on Sunday. I am learning that when I listen to my body and rest I am able to accomplish so much more.

I loved hearing about your crafting and the little dance parties with the kids in your dayhome. They help to keep us young, yes?

Have a wonderful Christmas, Susanne.

Linda Crow said...

Hi, Susanne! It’s Linda from 2nd Cup. Just popping in to say Merry Christmas!

Faith said...

Your nails look wonderfully festive!!

I baked a dozen vegan oatmeal cocoa cookies in early November and froze them for claire for Xmas eve. I also made vegan Cacao pineapple,chip cookies and froze half for Xmas day. Today after work i made my famous cherry cordial kiss cookies for our family party on Sunday and we will have leftover cookies for Xmas eve. I made chocolate truffles for Sunday about a week ago and they are in the fridge waiting. I no longer do a huge baking marathon the weekend before Xmas eve because we don't need as much nor do we want all the sweets and it's too tiring. Freezing them ahead of time works well!! I might do a batch of fudge Xmas eve a.m. And for Claire's birthday tonight we made vegan brownies. Just 3 ingredients!!! Super easy!! Actually she did all the work!

Yay for surprise lunches and some down time. Our church services for Sunday morning are live on the internet so if we can't make it due to not feeling well, we just stay home and watch it! We are blessed.

Merry Christmas!!

ellen b. said...

It always comes upon us in a hurry it seems. Sounds like you had some nice blessings this week. Your nails look great. Doesn't your daughter have a Christmas birthday? Wonderful lunch surprise from hubby...he's a keeper. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Susanne!

Deb said...

Good to check in and join up with you again! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

nikkipolani said...

Happy Christmas, my faithful friend. Thank you for your lovely Christmas greetings (esp as your post-people have not been faithfully delivering mail!). God's blessings as you and your beloveds celebrate and rejoice and enjoy one another.