Friday’s Fave Five

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

Here we are at the end of January—one-twelfth of the way through 2020 already! I enjoy these little pauses on Friday to savor big and small good things. Here are a few from this week:

1. Cake. My husband had to have a work-related dinner out this week. He bought home a piece of chocolate cake for me. Yum.

2. More cake! A while back at the store I saw this little mix for a six-inch, one-layer cake. I got one and made it this week. It was good! It’s a nice size for just the three of us. If I have a 9×13 cake in the house, I tend to cut little slivers off and on through the day. So I try to avoid a full-sized cake except for birthdays, when there are multiple people to eat it.

Then later in the week, Mittu brought over a similar gluten-free version: a Godiva Flourless Chocolate Torte. It was good as well.

3. Not cooking. If you’ve read here long, you know I love a night out of the kitchen. I think I set a record this week: I only made dinner twice! Jason and Mittu brought Chick-Fil-A over last Friday night and made dinner here Wednesday night. One time we were out on errands and ended rather late, so we stopped nearby to eat. One night Jim gave in to my craving for hamburgers (Saturday—which I might not have asked for if I had known I’d have so many other nights off). Monday Jim was out-of-town, so Jesse picked up pizza on his way home from work. Surprise offers of dinner are always welcome, but it’s especially nice to know earlier in the day that I don’t have to cook: somehow I get so much done in that extra hour or so.

4. Fingerless gloves. For some reason, my hands have started getting cold when I am at the computer for long. My youngest son has some of these gloves, so I decided to get my own pair to try. I’m still getting used to them. The wrist is tighter than I’d like. But they do keep my hands warm while allowing me to type.

5. Timothy and jokes. Timothy has been able to “get” jokes for a while now. His originals don’t always make sense, but he’s getting there. I had previously shared with him what few I remembered from my kids’ childhood. This week he was telling knock-knock jokes. I searched for kids’ knock-knock jokes on my phone and entertained him with several. It’s so fun to see and hear him giggle at them.

And that’s my week so far! If you haven’t seen it yet, I am giving away a copy of The Shop Keepers by Nancy Moser—click and comment here if you are interested. Also, tomorrow begins the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge here.

How was your week?

9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Publix has those small cake mixes BOGO every few weeks. When they do, I buy some for a senior friend of mine who really likes them. Don’t know if you have a Publix there.
    Children starting to ‘get’ jokes is always fun, but I do remember having to tell our boys at times to stop because their ‘homemade’ jokes just got to be too much for my ears and brain at times. They thought they were being hilarious and could just go on and on, but nah…😂

  2. Wow cakes!! We have a chocolate cake sitting on the counter in the kitchen at work. Now that the students are gone and we are on break we are all going to have a small piece. It’s one of my team members’ last day here.

    Oh how fun it must be to have Timorthy telling knock knock jokes. My girls used to love those!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Hello. Always nice to have a night without having to cook! I love that two of your faves of CAKE! Yum! Have a great weekend!

  4. Hmm… those little cakes might be something we need around here!

    And, I love love love nights off from cooking! (I guess I’m burnt out from cooking meals for 44 years now!)

  5. Any week that includes cake and more cake is a good week! As I get older, I am all for not cooking as much as possible too. I am keeping my grandchildren this weekend so I am actually cooking more than usual. Maybe Bill will make it up to me next week! 🙂

  6. I remember the days/weeks of sharing knock knock jokes with The New Boy! And now, our PAL is loving them. (thankfully, the internet provides me with lots of them!)
    Hurray for the days off from cooking!

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