Friday’s Fave Five

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Every week at this time I think of my blessings. This week I wrote these down and shared them with the faithful at Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story.


Lori holding Bella: Yes, this is a real puppy and not a stuffed animal.

One. Lord of the Rings slumber party with a dear friend (Lori). Every now and again I MUST watch this trilogy although I don’t normally watch all three movies in consecutive hours. I love the “hope” theme throughout the movies. (Hope is my unofficial word for the year.) I cannot remember the last time I went to a slumber party.  Besides watching the movie we had many chats and DID NOT binge on junk food.

Two. Snuggling with a puppy. Lori has a new puppy (8 weeks old) and she shared Bella so I could get plenty of snuggle time. Bella’s puppy breath and sharp little teething teeth were a joy. And it was soooooo cute to see Bella’s morning antics: pounces, nibbles, and charges.

shepherd's pieThree. I brought my favourite meal to the slumber party: paleo shepherd’s pie. I have been eating it every week for the past month. Normally my daughter makes it, but this time I did. It is not a hard or complicated meal and it is the definition of comfort food. I am still flabbergasted that there really is no potato in this dish!


book coverFour. I’ve been on a reading spree. Although I am technically reading only classics this year, I am also sneaking in a few other books. The latest “other” book I read was One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Todd by Jim Fergus. It was an intriguing read; find out the shocking reason Mary was put into an insane asylum and how she “gained” her freedom. It also portrayed a sad bit of American history (our dealings with Native Americans).

Five. My daughter discovered a new cleaning product: Folex. After using this product (with marvelous results) on upholstered chairs at church), she then cleaned the upholstery on my car seats. And MAN do they look excellent. Every time I get in or out of my car, I have to have an appreciation stare at the front and back seats! We got our bottle from Home Depot, but Amazon carries it as well. 

Edited to Add: My daughter said I should add the following info about Folex: It is non-toxic, doesn’t smell, you merely blot it off (no scrubbing) and because it doesn’t have chemicals you don’t have to use gloves.

FFF springI hope you take some time today to ponder your blessings from this past week. Be sure to share one (or some) in the comments. Also check out Susanne’s blog to read others’ blessings.


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Nice to see you back among the Five Favers, Susan! And these are lovely fives. You were all so very good accompany your LOTR marathon with chats and not snacks! I’m impressed.


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Thanks. Nice to be back. I think about y’all most Fridays, but I have been bad about setting aside the time to post.
      I am getting so much better at NOT having to pair food (esp junk food) with passive activities,


  • 3. Faith  |  . at .

    oh i am sooooo gonna look for Folex at our Home Depot. i really need to clean my car seats. do you think it would be fine for a family room couch? how fun to do a slumber party with a good friend and your fave movie! i hope you have a blessed weekend!


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      My daughter said that she tested a spot on the church chairs before doing the whole chair (and hundred other ones). Although she thought it would probably be okay.


  • 5. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    Haven’t had a slumber party or movie marathon in ages, but it sounds like a wonderfully fun activity with a friend!


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      What was especially nice and satisfying is that I haven’t been able to spend much time with this friend in a year or so. Now we are caught up!!!!!


  • 7. Ann  |  . at .

    Sounds like a good book–


    • 8. susan2009  |  . at .

      It was! I finished it over the weekend as the story wouldn’t leave my head. So I figured I may as well as finish it up quickly.


  • 9. Susanne  |  . at .

    That book sounds intriguing. I’ll have to add it to my library list! Cutest puppy! So nice your friend shared. 🙂

    Lord of the Rings has never drawn me but when my daughter was in her teens her and her friends did a marathon over here. I remember it was loud! LOL.

    So I just have to ask. What is the potato substitute in the shepard’s pie?


    • 10. susan2009  |  . at .

      It is cauliflower. And I’ve recently also had a pizza crust made from cauliflower. It was TASTY.


  • 11. a spirit of simplicity  |  . at .

    Little puppies are so darn cute. How lucky to be able to get some snuggle time in! I may look into Folex. I have an upholstered chair that is in need of some cleaning.


    • 12. susan2009  |  . at .

      If you try it, I hope the Folex is as useful for you as it was for us!


  • 13. Gattina  |  . at .

    I have never seen the “Lord of the Rings”, didn’t appeal to me ! The shepherd’s pie looks delicious ! I don’t know “Folex” but probably it is sold in Belgium under another name.


  • 14. catladymarsha  |  . at .

    Folex is also sold at Smart & Final and is the only product I use on carpet spots as it doesn’t leave a residue to attract more dirt. Works like a charm when you have cats that like to empty their stomachs just for fun, as you well know Susan 🙂



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