Friday’s Fave Five

Here we are at the start of a new month. The skies have been gloomy lately. Apparently we have six more weeks of winter coming, according to yesterday’s predictions. It would be easy to get in a funk. But counting our blessings is one way to help us see the good things we so easily overlook or forget. Some of us like to do this weekly with Susanne and friends at Living to Tell the Story. Please feel free to join in!

1. Pork loin on sale for $1.27 per pound. Jim cut it into managable pieces and cooked them in the sous vide cooker Jeremy made him, and then browned them to a nice finish. We tried to go back and buy more for the freezer, but the sale was only on for two days rather than the usual week. The loins were back up to $3.98 per pound. Next time, we’ll know to get more than one.

2. Family dinners. Since Jesse moved out, sometimes we see him or Jason’s family separately, but I love when we’re all together. It’s even better when Jeremy, my oldest, is in town. Since the pork tenderloin was a pretty big piece of meat, we invited the local ones over for dinner. Mittu made some amazing cinnamon rolls.

3. Cute *fluffy* dish towels. It’s hard to find fluffy dish towels these days. The flat ones get soaked with just a few uses. On one of my recent excursions, I found these (I think at Home Goods)–just right for this time of year!

4. Adding to my bird collection. Some time ago, I bought one of these little birds at Target. I can’t remember which of the two on the right was my first. Then Timothy bought me the next two. I wanted to find one more to have two even pairs, but hadn’t seen any in a while. Then I recently saw a couple more. I couldn’t decide between the two on the left, so I got both. Now I am back to an uneven number, but that’s okay. I especially like the glasses on the one.

5. Family texts. we have a family group text not only for any important news, but also for fun things we want to share, pictures of home projects or dinner creations, Timothy’s sayings or activities or school work. I love that we can touch base throughout the week.

How was your week?

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I loved all your cheery things! Great deal on the pork. Adorable birds! And yes on the towels. I have a stack in the cupboard, and am never too thrilled when a “flat” one is up šŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to lunch with a friend today and playing for several kids at instrumental contest tomorrow. After that, I have a few “fun” errands to run.

  2. I loved all your positives from the past week. Your bird collection is darling! I love it. It’s good that you could get your family together to enjoy the pork roast. It sounds so good! I hope you have a good weekend. See you again soon!

  3. Oh those birds are cute and always good to get family together. I like the dish towel too but I don’t need to buy any more of those – my drawer is filled to capacity lol Have a good weekend.

  4. These are great favorites. Love the family group texts. We do that, too. The birds are darling. And, Home Goods has the best dishtowels! And they’re always on sale:)

  5. what a great list of things that made you grateful. I LOVE Home Goods and i end up with a cartful usually instead of the ONE thing I went in for!! that’s a cute towel.

    LOVE staying connected to far away family and friends via texting.

    I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

  6. Those birds are stinkin’ cute! Glad you found some more to add to the flock.

    I can tell you we haven’t seen that kind of pricing for meats in ages. Glad you caught part the sale in any case! Having family together is a bonus indeed.

  7. I love that you have that text group. We have one too and the high school kids get on and say funny things.
    OH those birds! They are so cute! An uneven number is fine, maybe even better for decor.
    Having the family together is a true blessing! And every time you mention that Mittu has cooked or baked something, my mouth perks up and wants some.
    Have weekend!

  8. I’m with you, Barbara, scooping up the bargains when I can find them. They’re rare these days. Such is life. Makes us more creative with what we have.

    Enjoy your weekend. And yes and amen to family texts. I don’t know where our far-flung group would be without them.

  9. Those birds are adorable! I collect lambs and am always looking for them. A group family text is a great idea. I’ve been mourning the gloomy weather as well. The temps as well as rain just makes my cough flourish and I’ve just had no energy. This week is supposed to be a bit drier, and maybe some sunshine! Have a blessed Sunday.

  10. Wow, that is a crazy good price for pork loin. I love a good deal! I can’t find nice kitchen towels anymore either so grab them when I find them. I have the little bird with the green scarf!

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