Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday's Fave 5

Time for my favorite meme, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.  It's a great opportunity to look back at the week, count my blessings and sweep the dirt out the door.

1. Dan picked me up from the airport Monday night and we got home just around supper time.  My oldest son, Joe, had prepared a delicious meal of pork chops with onions and apples, and orzo, which I LOVE.  It was such a treat! and so good to be back home, sharing stories of the weekend.

2.  I started a woman's health class on Tuesday and I love it.  There are 13 women, all middle-aged, and our instructor is a dietitian.  We'll have lots of one-on-one time with her, and some personal time with an athletic trainer as well.  It's offered by a county health department, and I can't believe what we're getting for just a small fee.  It's a 12-week class.  So exciting!

3.  We have peaches and pears galore (a fundraiser by our local high school), and in addition to the fabulous dinner, my #1 son made a peach pie and a pear pie.  The pear is my fave -- to die for.

4.  Cooler weather.  Cool enough to require a sweatshirt in the mornings.  Have I mentioned how much I love the month of September?


5.  Walks with Abby, our "more mature" dog.  This morning we went for a walk around a lake in our area.  At first we had the whole place to ourselves, before we were joined by a huge flock of geese (I love watching them land on the water, skidding in for a stop), then a couple of fishermen.  It was a beautiful morning.

  If you'd like to join in, link up at Susanne's.  Happy Friday!

13 comments:

Jerralea said...

I love that picture of the water! Beautiful!

A son who makes you dinner (and pie)? Truly a blessing!

Your health class sounds awesome!

Rizzi said...

YOUR WEEK SOUNDS GREAT, JUST YOUR GETTING AWAY, AND THE HEALTH CLASS, WHAT A GREAT IDEA, THAT'S WHAT I NEED....NEVER REALIZED YOU HAD SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LAKE SO CLOSE TO YOU, AND YOU CAN SEE THE MOUNTAINS...HOW SPECIAL AND SO BEAUTIFUL. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

ellen b. said...

Hi Karen,
What a great welcome home you had! A great meal and he made pies too!? Can I borrow him?
I love walks like that where you get a good surprise.
Have a great weekend...

Becky said...

I cannot think of a happier list. That is a great picture. I am savoring the sweatshirt weather here. And pear pie! That's a new one for me. Sounds delicious.

Country Dreaming said...

Glad that you are home safe. I still need to get caught up with your trip--which I'll do over the weekend.

Have a super weekend!

Melinda

cindy said...

Karen this is a wonderful list and a good homecoming with your son at the cook top. It is nice to have a meal prep for you. This health class sounds like a great class, wish I was there.
September is a great month a time to prepare for the next four.
This would be a lovely walk around the lake even with all the geese, lol, I hear they are doing a lot of damage to property in places.

Susanne said...

I'm with you! I love September. I'm looking forward to the lake too as the colors are going to be turning soon. Love the picture of your dog and the lake.

Yum to the pies. How good does the pear pie sound? I have to say I've never ever had a pear pie.

Sarah said...

Hey can you post the Pear pie recipe?? It sounds HEAVENLY!!

Brenda said...

Sons that cook are a wonderful thing. I've been enjoying lots of peaches recently as well. Sounds like a good week.

Laura said...

I've never had a pear pie! I'd say any week that your son makes dinner for you is a great one.

Oh, to wear a sweatshirt! (In S. FL, it's still pretty hot...) I do miss fall, but I'll get a taste of it next weekend. :0)

Willow said...

Isn't it great to have sons who cook??! I've got two of them. I wish they still lived at home...

Beautiful photo of a wonderful place to walk!

That health class sounds great!

Leslie said...

What an awesome list!!!
Have a great week.

oh.. and can you rent out that son of yours for a while. : )

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great picture of the lake and Abby, so peaceful and serene :)

Cool about the health class, let us know what you are doing and learning!

Peaches and pears sound awesome, as does that pie... wow, a son that cooks and bakes, now that is a feat! LOL!