Friday Fave Five

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I like this carnival over at Susanne‘s. I get to think about my five favorite things this past week….and what a busy week, thus my lack of blog posts. 😦

But I am thinking things should start to slow down next week.  So in anticipation of a slower week, here are several relaxing moments I enjoyed this week.

#1 – I enjoyed a couple of good cups (well actually it was a styrofoam cup) of tea this week.  I am not a big tea drinker, but I do savor a nice flavored tea in the fall and winter.

#2 – I put on a relaxing instrumental Christmas CD, cuddled under a warm blanket to read a book, and promptly fell asleep on the couch!

#3 – OK this qualifies as relaxing since it helped me out.  I confess that I stopped at McD’s for dinner the other night.  But let me give you the full story.  I was coming home late from several different appointments, I was tired, and knew I would be rushed to get dinner on the table.  So I stopped at our local McD’s and bought four .99 cent double cheeseburgers for a grand total of $4.24.  I brought them home, added chips, carrots and apples and we had a nice dinner together.  And I was pleased with the ease of dinner that night, and I didn’t spend a ton of money.

#4 – We had a nice visit with my dad, he came over and had dinner with us on Monday.  That was another easy meal.  I had bought ham steaks on sale, I had this wonderful Boars Head brown sugar ham glaze that I spread on the ham steaks. Baked the ham for a half hour, and you have the start of a wonderful dinner!

#5 -I had a great time in my classroom last Friday carving pumpkins with the students.  The each loved having a chance to plunge into that pumpkin with those cool pumpkin cutters.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Betty says:

    I liked your fave 5. Came over from Susanne´s and checked it out. Sounds like you had a good week. I think it´s important to focus on the good moments!

  2. That’s a wonderful picture of you and your student. I can “see” you are an awesome teacher!!!

  3. Hi I’m over from Suzanne’s blog. Your picture makes me miss the classroom! I’m a retired teacher.

    You must be from the Philly area – I was glancing voer your blog and saw the picture of the parade – my nephew and his fiance were there. They live in the Wyncote area.

    I love your # 2 – I need to get my Christmas music out!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kathie

  4. Susanne says:

    How does fall get so busy?! The book, tea, and comforter sound wonderfully cozy!

  5. Alicia says:

    I love the picture of you and your student carving the picture. Priceless! I think lots of moms understand stopping at McD sometimes for dinner. Sometimes we need a little help.

    I saw your user name on Mimi’s (He & Me +3) comments and had to come by. You gotta love a woman who loves Jesus & Dark Chocolate. Two of my favs in life!

  6. Hooray for tea, Christmas CDs, and simple meals!

  7. Ellen says:

    Hey I love creative dinners in a pinch! Good thinking :0)
    Carving pumpkins with more than one kid would make me nervous!
    I hope you get more tea and comforter moments this next week!
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/fridays-fave-five-6/

  8. jackie says:

    Carving pumpkins looks like fun…I’ve never done it before!

  9. he & me +3 says:

    Christmas music is so soothing. I am ready to start playing ours. Love this time of the year.
    Awesome picture of you and your student.

  10. Faith says:

    Love the pic with your student….just awesome!
    Come on over and pick up the award I just awarded you!!

  11. You’re not the only one who’s ready for Christmas music! I’m ready to decorate!

  12. Robinznest says:

    Hi! I love your McDonald’s idea – jazzing it up with apples and salad – that makes a great quick dinner.

  13. Denise says:

    Nice list, I love tea.

  14. Barbara H. says:

    #2 sounds just heavenly! And I am so thankful for fast food — it has pulled me out of a jam many times. Your ham dinner sounds mouthwatering.

  15. willow says:

    I love the photo of you with your students! Easy meals are great some nights!

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