Friday’s Fave Five
Friday’s Fave Five is brought to you by Susanne from Living to Tell the Story. It’s simple. Share your five favourite “thankful” moments from the past week. Do so in the comments or on your blog and link up to Susanne here.
These are five of my favourite things from this past week that on my gratitude list.
- Orange smoothie. Oh yum. Tasty, healthy, and easy to make. I tweaked the original recipe a little. Blend all of the following together:
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1/2 cup of milk (cow, almond, rice, etc.) or yogurt (plain, Greek, or orange flavoured)
- 1/4 tsp orange extract
- 1 tsp of powdered sugar (more if your tastebuds are unhappy)
- one handful of spinach
- 6 ice cubes (of water , milk, or orange juice)
- I also add a scoop of Raw Meal.
Cardboard cutouts. Years ago someone made nativity cardboard cut-outs. We use varying pieces in the yearly children’s Christmas play at church. I am grateful that someone took the time to make such quality figures that have lasted at least 10 years. A little repair needs to happen on some hooves, an ear, and a neck. After that’s done, I bet they’ll be good for another 10 years.
- Scooping Mulch. A friend was scooping mulch from the mounds SMUD dumped on the church property. It was legit – there’s a FREE MULCH sign on the sometimes steamy mounds. I went out and helped her. And you know what? It felt good for 4 reasons. (1) I was using my muscles. (2) I got to visit with my friend. (3) I got to help my friend. She is a self-sufficient woman and I don’t normally get to help her with anything. (4) It was work that stayed done! So much of my work is intangible or is of a repeating nature. So it is especially satisfying when I get to do something that stays done. 😉
- Traditions. I buy my godson a Christmas book each year. I plan on doing this until he is 25. By then he’ll have a book to read each day until Christmas. By the time he is 25 years old, I wonder if he will be reading the books to his children? I buy the same book for myself. . . . This year’s book (2012) is called Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones.
- Cinnamon tooth paste. I happened to find this at the dollar store. Nicely tingly and leaves my mouth feeling clean. This reminds me that I am grateful for healthy teeth and a dental office that is gentle, professional, and very good at what they do. Thanks Dr. Jill and Everyone else!
During November I am writing or posting a photo about something for which I am grateful. This explains why. This FFF is my gratitude posting for November 15, 2012.
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