Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's Fave 5

Lots of goodness in this week!  I thought I would have to dig hard to find five things, but when I look back lots of things popped up to the top.  I'm grateful for the chance this exercise gives me to look back and find the good, especially when the week, at first glance, looked a bit grim.

1.  I baked banana bread and remembered to sprinkle the top with raw sugar before I put it in the oven.  Oh my, it is sooo delicious.  The bread turned out just right and the crunchy sweetness of the sugar on top makes it even better.

2.  Today I gave Lilly a much needed bath.  She was so calm and looked at me with her big brown eyes as I washed her "curls" and ears.  She even let me blow dry her a bit and now she's silky and smells so good.

(hmm -- banana bread, washing the dog.  It's got to get better than this).

3.  The first snow!  More to come this weekend:)

4.  My family all gathered here last Sunday to celebrate my aunt's birthday.  My brother, Matt, made his famous meatballs and sauce, I made some appetizers and bread and salad.  My niece who is going to college in Ft. Collins came down, and my sister-in-law and other niece made the drive from up in the mountains where they live.  It was a wonderful time of family fun and talking and laughing -- and continuing the conversation throughout the week on Facebook.  

5.  I watched a t.v. program yesterday that helped me to remember that all we have is this day.  Right now, the present. That the years are going by so fast, and one day we'll look back and wish for one day, one hour, even one minute back of this time, just to experience it all again.  We won't get that, but we have it in our grasp right now.  Don't let it go by unnoticed or wish it away.  I need to be reminded of this.

Hop on over to Susanne's for more Friday's Fave 5.

14 comments:

Laura said...

The snow picture is beautiful! You're right -- we need to seize the day.

Happy Friday to you!

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GOOD WEEK. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN."
HOW NICE EVERYONE GOT TOGETHER, SUCH A GOOD FEELING. YOU ARE SO RIGHT, THE YEARS GO BY VERY QUICKLY THESE DAYS, THE OLDER YOU GET THE QUICKER IT GOES. SOME DAYS I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND RELIVE A FEW DAYS HERE AND THERE IN THE PAST.
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

ellen b said...

Whoa! Look at that snow. I'm glad you had a nice get-together. That banana bread sounds wonderful. This is the day...
Blessings on your weekend.

Brenda said...

Glad you consider first snow something to be thankful for! Your picture is beautiful.

Willow said...

Mmmm, that banana bread sounds wonderful! And a great meal with beloved family is the best way to celebrate. Enjoy the snow :)

Bee Jay said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Karen. Yes we had a lovely time with the little boys - took them to lunch at the local shopping centre where we sat and ate fish and chips then they consumed a huge whippy icecream! Precious time. Blessings!

Stephani said...

Beautiful photo of the snow by the lake! ~ Thanks for the bannana breat tip! I've never thought of sprinkling sugar on the top.

Joanne said...

The snow looks so pretty! We had a dusting about a week ago, but now we're up in the 50s again :(

Country Dreaming said...

Snow already---WOW!!! Too much fun. :)
You made some changes that look great and I just love the new picture!!!!!!! Sooo cute!

Melinda

Leslie said...

that is a great 5 to favor!!! snow, family and banana bread~ sounds great to me.

Renna said...

I never knew to sprinkle sugar on banana bread. Can't wait to try it next time I make it!

That snow picture is gorgeous. We're traveling to Colorado Springs to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter, and I do hope I get to see me some snow!

Jen said...

What was the name of the movie? I'm jealous of your snow....i want to see snow.

Claudia said...

My husband lost a friend (who was my age) suddenly about a week ago. You're so right - we only have today.

Ah snow! I'm sure it won't be long until we get it here.

I love your new profile picture - adorable!

xo
Claudia

Susanne said...

Mmmmm, banana bread. I haven't made it in so long. I've never tried the raw sugar on top.

Your family gathering sounds like fun.