Friday, January 25, 2013
Friday's Fave Five
It's time for another Friday's Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. It has been a bitterly cold week, with highs well below zero and wind chills even colder - the kind that has me thinking, "OK, I'm done with winter." But still, there are things for which to be thankful.
It has been bitterly cold here this week, and I am very thankful to be at a point in my life now where my car can live in the garage overnight. At least it's a few degrees warmer when we get in in the morning, and there's no need to get out in the cold and scrape off the frost before anything else can happen for the day.
2. Breakfast Is Served
My six-year-old made me breakfast on a weekend morning. She poured milk onto Raisin Bran cereal a good 15 minutes before I could eat it (I have to wait an hour after taking morning medication before I can eat). She poured a glass of juice over the sink, and when I used the sink later, I found the dishcloth -- which I had just replaced, having washed the other one the night before -- to be completely soaked. But in this case, the idea of her making breakfast for me was such a sweet gesture that it really was the thought that counts.
3. Abdallah's Candies
Abdallah's is a locally owned candy store in the Twin Cities that's been around for over 100 years, and is on the fourth generation of family ownership. My husband frequently gets me a couple of boxes of their candy for holiday occasions. I finished one of the Christmas boxes of chocolate mints -- which are mouth-meltingly deliciously flavored intensely with both mint and chocolate -- this week.
4. Heated Car Seats
Whoever invented the idea of warming your seat by warming your seat was a genius.
5. New Refrigerator
Actually, I'm still getting used to the new refrigerator we had delivered this week, purchased at one of the January appliance sales. (It takes me a while to adjust to change, sometimes.) But I am thankful we were able to replace the old one - which we think was original to the house, from the 1980s -- before it completely gave up the ghost, as it was indicating was imminent. One of the aspects of the new fridge that I do like is the clear crisper drawers -- less likely for produce to be forgotten about until it's past its prime. (Or, for example, for the husband to forget about clementines and carrots in a refrigerator transfer ... perhaps I should be thankful the delivery people had the option of some fresh fruit for their lunch?)