Friday’s Fave Five

FFF birds on a wire

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

It’s been another busy few days and I am just now getting to a blog post today. Here are some highlights of the past week:

1. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite days. I make mini-meat loaves in hearts shapes and heart-shaped cupcakes plus make cards for our immediate family. Plus it’s a good excuse to listen to mushy love songs while working. 🙂

I use this recipe only without the mustard (which makes it taste barbecue-y) and much less brown sugar in the sauce.


Since my d-i-l is sensitive to gluten, I used a Betty Crocker gluten-free cake mix and added about 1/4 more water than it called for – GF cakes tend to be a little heavy, but this turned out just about right.

2. Pink roses from my son and d-i-l.

3. Milk Chocolate Lindt Lindor truffles in a heart-shaped box from my dear hubby. My favorite candy!

4. Timothy coming to me to be picked up. I’ve mentioned before that he’s pretty active and curious and doesn’t usually want to sit and be held for very long, and if he does, he usually wants his parents. But the last few times we’ve seen him, he has come to me wanting to be picked up. Melts my heart.

5. A delicious day. Today was sunny and in the 60s with a little breeze – just perfect, but especially nice after cold, snow, and/or cloudiness for several days.

Gotta run for now – hope to catch you with you later today! Happy Friday!

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Lots of good things here Barbara! What a blessing to have a good relationship with your daughter in law. That’s fun that Timothy is melting your heart! Have a good weekend.

  2. aw….thats so cute that your grandson wants you to pick him,up! you must be loving it!! yay for pink flowers and a special treat❤️
    sounds like a lovely week.

  3. Sounds like you made Valentine’s day very special for your loved ones! How sweet Timothy is! I can’t wait for this myself! 🙂 Hope your having a beautiful weekend!

  4. We don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, only young couple do ! How sweet of Timothy ! I don’t see my grandson so often, but when he comes he loves being here. He is now already 5 ! time goes by so quickly !

  5. Oh, I love those little meatloaves! My aunt used to send me homemade valentines, and I would make some to send to her. I have all of hers and put them out for Valentine’s Day.

    I’m late in reading FFF posts for last week. I happened upon your post with photos of the cards you’ve made, while looking for this one. They’re beautiful!

  6. Isn’t it sweet when they come to you to be picked up – Our Isaiah (18mos) is just started to run to me with his arms wide open. You’re right – it melts the heart 🙂

    Looks like you had a lovely Valentine celebration!

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