Friday’s Fave Five

FFF snowflakes

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

For some reason I am still in the “What day is this?” mode from the holidays. I don’t know why, as we’ve been back into the regular routine for a week now. But I did remember that it’s Friday, and time for FFF! Here are some of my favorite parts of the last week:

1. A valuable find. I keep some not-read-yet books in the bottom drawer of my nightstand. I hadn’t opened that drawer in I-don’t-know-when, but I did this week to see if I could make room for some new books. The books that were there were dusty, so I decided to clean them off. Then I ended up taking everything out to clean and organize and discovered – a $100 bill in the bottom of the drawer! I certainly didn’t remember missing $100. I don’t even have a $100 bill very often. After being mystified for days, wondering how it got there, I faintly remembered receiving it in a card from my husband on some gift-giving occasion. Not wanting to carry it around with me in my purse, I put it in the drawer for safekeeping. So it was like getting a gift all over again! And a smaller bonus: I got reacquainted with what I had in that drawer and did make space for more.

2. Another valuable find. I’d been missing my favorite umbrella for months. I checked the places I thought I might have left it, but couldn’t find it. It was special both because it was pretty and because my husband gave it to me. I didn’t have it on a “wish list,” which we usually exchange for gift-giving ideas: it was just something he saw that he thought I might like. So I mourned its loss for a while. But he discovered it this week – in the glove compartment of my van. I don’t know how it got there, either! I keep it on the passenger-side floorboard, and all I can figure is that one of the boys rode on the side seat once and put the umbrella in the glove compartment to get it out of their way.

These two finds make me think I should do a thorough spring cleaning! 🙂

3. Sleep. I felt like my body was trying to come down with something this week. On one particular day, every time I sat down for long, I fell asleep. But I think that was my body’s way of fighting off whatever this is. I still have a scratchy throat and am blowing my nose often, but I don’t have the heavy, boggy sinus pressure any more. Hopefully I headed a worse cold off at the pass.

4. Make your own pizza night. I found these single-serving pizza crusts in both regular and gluten-free, then set out pizza sauce and various toppings for everyone to put together their own. The downside was that some had to wait because the oven couldn’t accommodate everyone’s at once. But since they took less than ten minutes to bake, the wait wasn’t too very long. Dinner was both fun and tasty!

5. Cleaning out the sewing/craft room closet. No, this wasn’t inspired by # 1 and 2. 🙂 It’s the place I stick things I don’t know what to do with yet, and it was stuffed. I’m only about halfway done, but I feel much better about it and it’s much more usable already. I hope to finish by the weekend, if not before.

Happy Friday!

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. What a good week! Those two finds are awesome, and yes — it does make you think you should do that thorough spring cleaning 🙂 I love meals like your pizza night — using some homemade things along with some “help” from ready-made items. Easy and delicious!

  2. WOW! Reading here about your wonderful finds this week as you were doing some spring cleaning inspires me! I doubt that I will find a $100 anywhere, but who knows what else I might find? Now you can buy something special and it will still be a gift from your husband. I’ve not seen those little individual pizza crusts. I’ll have to look for them. I love your idea and with just the two of us, we could bake them all at once. Glad you had such a wonderful week, my friend!

  3. What fun finds! We lost our cordless computer mouse and the remote to our DVD player this week – I found the mouse in a purse Beth-Ellen had been carrying around, and we were able to use an app on an old phone to control the DVD player. In searching for the mouse, I opened a rarely used drawer to discover a half dozen of my favorite pens. I’d been wondering where they had been disappearing to – apparently that rarely used drawer gets a bit more use than I’d known 🙂

  4. The older I get, the more I’m losing and finding things. Like you said, it’s like receiving a gift all over again! I organized my sewing and craft area last week, and now I’m reluctant to start anything for fear of messing it up, lol. I’m sure that won’t last long.

  5. What great finds you made! In contrast I went through the vacuum bag last week as I was sure I had hoovered up some coins from the inside of the sofa. Turned out to be one 2p coin! (5 cents?) It was not worth the effort lol.

  6. The gluten free pizza crust looks good. I have tried lots of them and they are not very tasty but I think I will give this one a try. What a treat…a hundred dollars! Are you going to spend it or put it back into safe keeping 🙂

  7. Ooo! Lucky you for finding that $100! Gifted twice! I’m glad you found your umbrella, too.
    I’ll have to tell my daughters about those pizza crusts. That may help their gluten free meal planning.
    I hope you feel better soon. Sometimes we need to listen to our bodies and let them heal.

  8. Oh my, I think a check of my drawers and cupboards is in order. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to find some cash. LOL. That is awesome and what a great surprise it must have been. That is a fun supper idea. I like doing things like that with lunches for the dayhome kids. They love that they get to pick and choose what they want.

  9. What a cool find! I would clean out my bookshelves in a heartbeat if I thought I had a $100 lying in them. Ok, who am I kidding, I’d do it for a $20. Now you get the fun of actually spending it this time!

    I love making pizzas like that, but for my crew, I have to do two batches. But, as you said, it only takes 10 minutes. If only every night could be that easy!

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