Friday’s Fave Five

It’s so easy to get caught up in the negative and let the positive pass by without much notice. Fridays offer us a time to stop, reflect on the past week, and recount the good things courtesy of Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

1. Forecast. Our early spring is due to be interrupted this weekend by snow and 12-degree nights. That’s not the favorite, though. The good part is the weather is due to warm up again next week.

2. Jim’s birthday. It’s always a joy to celebrate my dear husband.

3. Tires. Jason had an appointment to get new tires, but before the appointment one of his developed a large hole. He had his car towed in, but the company from which he buys his tires had been hacked into and wasn’t operational. Thankfully, we had a vehicle we could loan him in the meantime. We just got word yesterday that the tires had finally come in.

4. Sleep. It’s odd–I love sleep and its benefits, but I hate going to bed. I think in the later evening, when there’s nothing going on and no demands on my time, I like to relish that time to just read or whatever. But then when I am up too late, or I doze off on the couch and then wake up and get ready for bed, I pay for it the next day by either needing a nap or dragging. I’ve been making a concerted effort to go to bed earlier, and it does help.

5. Not cooking, as you know, is one of my favorite things. Besides the time off from meal preparation, it’s nice not to have to think what to make and then clean up the kitchen afterward as well. Sunday we picked up Sarku Chicken Teriyaki on the way home from church. Then one night when Jim was away, I tried one of Domino’s sandwiches (not very good, I am afraid. But I had been wondering about them, and now I know). Then last night, my grocery store and drug store runs took longer than expected, and I brought home Wendy’s (and discovered their chocolate chip cookies are wonderful).

How has your week been? Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this weekend.

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Great list of faves…..LOVE sleep as well and last night i did NOT sleep well so I took a “mental health day” from work today and am relishing this time to just be.

    YAY for take out and yummy cookies. I haven’t been to Wendy’s since I craved it after my first covid vaccine. It was so funny….i just CRAVED their chicken sandwich and a cookie and dave said You never eat fast food. (he’s right). There was something about getting that shot that made me want Wendy’s!! 🙂

    It’s a real blessing when we can help our adult children…glad he got his tires and could borrow one of your cars.

    HAPPY WEEKEND!!

  2. Happy birthday to Jim! I didn’t know Wendy’s had cookies; I’ll have to check that out. I’m with you on any “no cooking” day being a good one. We woke up to an inch or so of snow this morning. Ready for spring!!

  3. You are looking for the silver lining! Glad you could supply a needed vehicle until those tires could get fixed. So much of our lives are tied to electronic records, which seem more vulnerable than ever.

    Happy birthday to Jim! He’s looking great.

  4. Tires needing replaced is a big deal. I’m glad first, that Jason could borrow a car and second, that the tires are available now, and third, that he remained safe.
    I know you don’t enjoy cooking, so it is nice that you had opportunities to NOT cook.
    Happy Birthday to Jim!

  5. Belated Happy birthday wishes to your hubby. Nice that you were able to help Jason out until his car was fixed. I love not cooking too lol. Have a good weekend.

  6. Ugh, the time change is NOT going to make my favorites list next week but thanks for the reminder. LOL. I so relate to your sleep thoughts. I’ve been trying to get to bed earlier but it’s tough. I love the peace and quiet with no demands of being on my own in the evening. Happy birthday to Jim. I love to cook but also love the break from cooking when we get takeout, itf that makes any sense

  7. I’m a night owl, too! but as I’ve gotten older, I do pay for it the next day. I didn’t know Wendy’s had cookies. Good? to know:) Happy Birthday to Jim. That’s a neat cake topper.

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