Friday’s Fave Five

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

Hello again! It’s been a while since I have gone so long without posting – but it has been a busy week! It’s also been a rainy week here but the temperatures have been nice – in the 60s and almost 70! So no snow or ice, thankfully. We even had to turn the AC on as it got up to 75 degrees F in the house. Here are some other favorite parts of the last week:

1. Yard work in short sleeves in February! I had been needing to prune my rose bushes for ages but just hadn’t been able to get to it – either there was no time or it was too cold. I don’t know if this is the right time of year to do it, but I figured it would be better now than when it started budding. Then my two big planters by the front door were still overgrown with dead stuff from last summer, so I got that cut back. It was nice to get done something I had been wanting to do for a long time, plus it was a beautiful day out and felt so good. And! I noticed some bulbs I planted last year from an arrangement someone had given to Jim’s mom were starting to come up. This was the first time I planted bulbs, so that was exciting.

2. Valentine’s Day is a favorite at our house. ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband brought me some lovely flowers, my favorite candy, and a beautiful card, and Jason and Mittu and Timothy brought some goodies. I’ll show the cards I made next week. I made our traditional “meat hearts” and cheesy potatoes and salad, peanut butter heart cookies, and heart-shaped chocolate cupcakes.




And, for a post-Valentine’s bonus – the day after Valentine’s Day, Jim remarked that I had been in the kitchen so much that day, maybe I’d like to get something out for dinner on Thursday. Love that man! โ™ฅ

3. Valentines from Timothy.


4. Encouraging words from a couple of fronts. “A word spoken in due season, how good is it!” (Proverbs 15:23).

5. The Olympics. I don’t watch sports much, but there’s something about the Olympics. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Friday!

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. You were definitely busy for Valentine’s day and I bet it was a lot easier to get a table out the day after. I’m enjoying the Olympics too. Have a good weekend.

  2. I’m liking some of the Olympics as well!
    75 F and AC????? oh my…..I would be in heaven with all windows open for fresh air if we had temps in the 70s. I only turn on our AC if very humid/sticky and temps are over 85. (typically July and early August around here although sometimes even into Sept).

    How sweet to have all those goodies for Valentine’s Day! (No pun intended) and Timothy’s valentines are just precious.

    YAY for going out the next day! SCORE for hubby!!

    Enjoy the weekend.

  3. It is the perfect time to cut back your roses. Usually there is a small window of better weather when you can jump out and get it done.
    What cute Valentine’s from Timothy! I’m glad you had a great celebration. That dinner does look like it was a lot of work in the kitchen to produce.
    Have a happy weekend watching more Olympics!

  4. Barbara, your Valentine celebration and table are just beautiful! You did spend a lot of time in the kitchen making all of those wonderful looking dishes…and cookies and cupcakes. Don’t you just love it when your husband does something special like that without your even hinting at it? I know I do when Carroll makes an offer like that. And Timothy’s cards he made for you and your husband are adorable! Thank you for sharing your week with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Such cute valentines from Timothy. Love that you have a traditional meal for Valentine’s Day. So hard for me to wrap my brain around you being outside trimming rose bushes in a t-shirt. I would have to dig through a couple feet of snow this year to get to my flower beds right now.

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