Friday’s Fave Five

Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.

Here are my faves for the week:

1. Feeling better! I have still been foggy/draggy the last couple of days, but I’m a heap better than I was this time last week.

2. Ladies’ meeting at church Monday night. I seem to say that every month. But our guest speaker this month was a woman who works with the ladies and children at our local rescue mission. It was really neat to learn more about them, how they operate, what the Lord’s been doing there, and ways to help.

3. Valentine goodies. Mittu and I made the refreshments for the meeting, with a Valentine’s theme, and we had assorted heart-shaped cookies, brownies, and cupcakes left over. I usually make heart-shaped cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, but it’s been fun to have goodies all through the week.

4. Slushy orange juice. I am not a big fan of ginger ale, but we had some left over from the punch at the ladies’ meeting, and when that happens I like to partially freeze a cup of orange juice and then add a little ginger ale to it and stir it up til it’s slushy. It’s sooo good. But it made me cold afterward: I’ll have to try that again this summer.

5. Mini heart-shaped muffins for Jesse’s class. Sometimes I kind of miss doing all the fun things for parties for the kids’ classes (though, honestly, more often that not, I’m relieved not to have to any more). They have fewer parties and celebrations in high school, and that usually involves just sending soft drinks or money for pizza. But this morning I decided to whip up some mini-muffins from a mix to send to Jesse’s home room.

I have to admit…raspberries aren’t my favorites for muffins. But they were ok. I didn’t think to ask Jesse’s teacher ahead of time — hope it was ok to send them! If not, Jesse was going to pass them out at lunch.


This photo from the LEGO a day site.

They say we’re supposed to get a few inches of snow tonight. You just never know in our area, so we’ll see what happens. I wouldn’t mind if it passed us by, but I’m sure the kids would like some to play in since we just got ice last time. Speaking of ice — I was intrigued by how it froze around these pebbles just outside our door last time, so I thought I’d share them with you:

If we have to get some kind of frozen precipitation, I hope it is snow and not ice this time!

Happy Friday!

21 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I would most definitely take snow over ice! Though it does look pretty in the pebbles.

    Glad you’re feeling better. That slushy orange juice is sooo good but definitely a summer drink!

  2. Morning, Barbara,
    It’s good to hear that you’re doing better. I’m a bit sluggish these days; perhaps it’s the weather.

    That slushy orange juice sounds good to me. Have a great day!

  3. I absolutely love the pictures of the rocks. There’s something curiously beautiful about them. Rocks in water are generally fun to look at but frozen water makes them all the more interesting. I can’t help staring at these photographs. I really do like them.

    Sending muffins with your son to his high school sounds so very nice. I’m sure the teacher will appreciate the gesture, even if she doesn’t ok passing them out.

    I’m so glad you are feeling better! Hopefully this weekend will give you a chance to recoop completely.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  4. I love Valentine’s Day and all the goodies that go with it. I’ll be making some of my own today. Liked your photos! We still have a little ice around here too. Have a nice week!

  5. I’m glad you had a great week and that you’re feeling better too!
    Those mini muffins look delicious and that orange juice with ginger ale sounds like something I’d like to try. Love that first pebble picture. Have a great weekend Barbara!

  6. Glad you are feeling better. I bet it was really inspiring to hear the lady speak about the rescue mission. I’d like to get involved in things like that more, but I lack info and motivation; sounded like she provided both!

  7. Slushy orange juice with ginger ale sounds divine! I love any frozen drink–even in winter.

    I like the subtle colors and texture of your pebble photos.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Hugs, e-Mom

  8. Hi Barbara…so glad you’re feeling better and I’m with you on being kind of glad that I don’t have to fix and do for the school parties any longer, especially when I drive by the local elementary school and see all the cars and imagine the chaos going on inside as they have their parties. (Does this mean I really AM getting old?) LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Those muffins look wonderful. And what a nice blog you have. So much fun to read your post about the Microfiction Monday, too. That’s a new one I’d never heard of.

  10. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Barbara. I’m glad to read that you are feeling better than last week. Those heart shaped muffins are so cute. I definitely would choose snow over ice. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  11. Wow! …. thanks for showing the photo of the ice. The only ice I see is the one on the fridge and on our glasses so this was awesome to me. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Have a great weekend.

  12. Pretty “pebbles in ice” picture!

    Tonight on the news I heard the US had snow in 49 of the 50 states today — amazing.

    Stay warm and have a happy weekend!

  13. Glad you are feeling better.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Our power outage had some great fun moments, like Sadie (our boxer) and my husband. I thought it was the funniest thing when I woke up and saw trying to crawl up in the chair with him. The picture still makes me laugh out loud.

    We survived the power outage without too much trouble. Many dear friends provided meals and much needed coffee for us. It actually gave us some time to read without worrying about what else we should be doing!

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Blessings.

Leave a Reply to Kari Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.