Friday, January 25, 2019
Friday's Fave Five #518
Hello everyone. Welcome to Friday and the opportunity to be purposefully take note of our blessings from the last week. What has lifted you up this week, what has made you smile, what has lifted your load, what are you grateful for from the last seven days? Join us in sharing 5 of your favorites and let's learn to live more intentionally thankful lives.
~ snow ~ and not just any snow. But the big flake, light, floaty fun to play in kind of snow. And with the snow....no wind! Oh how thankful am I to have a couple of days without the crazy wind. The dayhome kids and I have spent hours outside over the last couple of days getting pink cheeked and breathing fresh air as we've played in it. I don't mind this kind of snow one bit.
~ easy meals ~ when I made my Costco run last week, I noticed they had really good sales on a couple of their pre-made deli meals so I picked up a couple of them. One of them I've had before and love, the Moroccan chicken with chickpeas and couscous, and a new to me one, little bite sized manicotti filled with cheese and a meat sauce on top made it home with me. They were a great deal and sure were handy this week as I've had a few rough days at work. It was so nice not to have to worry about what to make for dinner or where to find the time to make dinner. I just had to pop them in the oven and set the timer, make a salad or roast some veggies and dinner was done. And it saved money in the long run because eating out would have been at the very least double the amount. Was very grateful for those meals.
~ Peanut butter cup tea ~ There is a tea store in the mall that I don't usually peruse but one day last fall when we were at the mall with the family, they were giving out samples of a peanut butter cup tea. I thought it was pretty tasty and bought some. Made into a latte it was delicious. I had just a little while ago told hubby as I was getting to the bottom of the can, that I wish I had bought more because it was a seasonal item. Last week when we went to the mall to pick up a gift card for my son's birthday, I ran in to the tea store and lo and behold they happened to still have this tea. So I bought another can and can now enjoy it on these cooler evenings.
~ taco soup ~ I don't know about you guys but in the winter wind seems to go right through me and makes me cold to my bones, even if it's one of our warm chinook winds. So because we've had so much wind lately and then a couple colder days with snow I was craving some nice warm soup. I decided on taco soup. I love everything about taco soup. I added the usual taco spices and seasonings and then also threw in some of the chili lime seasoning from Mexico my daughter and SIL had brought back for my hubby for Christmas. Oh my goodness. Topped with grated cheese, crushed tortilla chips and sour cream it was just the right thing to warm me right up. And bonus: there is enough for tomorrow!
~ sweet compliment ~ a lady that hasn't been to our study in a long time decided to come this past Tuesday. It was nice to reconnect and have her there and during the evening she paid me a beautiful, humbling compliment. It was so sweet and something that I really did need to know and my heart very gratefully received it. Sometimes when you lead or facilitate a group you wonder if you are making any kind of a difference so those unexpected gifts of a compliment are very much appreciated.
Well, I am so looking forward to this weekend. Time to relax and refresh. I get to share about my upcoming trip with Operation Christmas Child at church which is exciting and kinda scary all at the same time. And I get to spend some down time with family. Can't wait. Have a great weekend everyone!
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