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.

1. Garages

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?)







10 comments:

  1. SEAT WARMERS! You are right! WONDERFUL INVENTION! My current car does not have them but when I purchase next... this just went to my "have to have" list. LOL! Thank you for sharing your FFF today! Simply God's Girl

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    1. Yes, I hadn't had seat warmers on a car before this one, either. They are a wonderful invention. :)

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  2. This is the first house we've ever lived in with a garage, and I love it. So nice not to have to scrape ice off or bring groceries in through rain.

    It takes me a while to adjust to change, too.

    How sweet of your daughter to make breakfast. Some day she will learn the other stuff. :)

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    1. It's been a while since I've lived someplace without a garage, so I thought it was good to remind myself this week that it is, indeed, something to be thankful for -- I was getting complacent about it.

      I think my daughter heard me say that one of the cooking goals for this year is to make it so she's able to prepare breakfast on her own, and took it from there. :)

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  3. so sweet of your 6 yr old to make you breakfast!!

    You live in MN and we saw on our NY news that you guys were REALLY cold compared to us...and we were COLD compared to last year's mild winter!

    I love heated seats but sadly my Nissan doesn't have them. Maybe my next car.......which will be awhile since Nissans last a good 10 yrs and mine is only about 5 yrs old! I would lOVE heated seats tho!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Yes, it was sweet of her. :) And it was reaaallly cold in Minnesota last week. I haven't had heated seats in other cars, either, but they truly are a wonderful invention!

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  4. Chocolate mints? Oh, my...my mouth waters at that!! I don't have heated seats, but since we live in Florida, I don't know how much use they would get. In cold weather, I would LOVE them.

    Love the story of your daughter making breakfast. Precious. Have a great week ahead!

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    1. I love mint and, really, what's not better with chocolate?

      Heated seats probably aren't necessary in Florida. I'm not sure what the equivalent would be ...

      It was very sweet of her to make breakfast. :)

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  5. You are so right that a garage to park the car in is a blessing. I love being able to just jump into the vehicle instead of scraping and warming it up! And I'm afraid I've been spoiled with the car seat warmers in my vehicle too. I've never had them before this vehicle and now I wonder how anyone does without them in the winter around here.

    That candy sounds divine. Yummy. And what a sweet girl you have!

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    1. Whenever I park outside somewhere and I have to scrape, I think, "oh, yeah, I used to have to do this all. the. time." This is my first vehicle with seat warmers, too, and I really like them.

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