Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Favorites

I don't know where the week went, but here it is Friday already!  Looking back on my week, I'm thankful for so many things.  For one, Susanne of Living to Tell the Story.  She keeps me on track, focusing on the good things and living in the moment, with Friday's Fave Five.

Here are some grace points from the week.

1.  This week was about feeling connected to so many special people in my life.  I wrote a letter to a friend, talked on the phone with my brother, visited my aunt for a long chat.  My sister-in-law from California was in town and I got to spend time with her.  Earlier in the week, we celebrated a family birthday and I got to meet some extended family from Australia.  And today, my dad came for lunch:)

2.   Fall soups and stews.  I made a lentil and tomato soup today, and made it heartier by adding some elk sausage that was in the freezer.  It was delicious!  Elk is very lean and the sausage is flavorful and not at all gamy. With some toasted garlic bread, it made a yummy supper.

3.  This morning, I made a pan of lasagna for a teachers' conference at our school, and while I was at it, made two more pans to put in the freezer.  Planning ahead for busy weeks before the holidays.  I am so thankful for my freezer:)

4.  I saw Sarah's Key yesterday.  Such a treat to see a movie in the middle of the week and a treat to pay only $6 for a matinee.  The book is a powerful and moving story.  The film was extremely well done with Kristin Scott Thomas in the lead role.

5.   Finally, finally backed up all the photos on the computer.  Actually,  Firstborn Child did it for me.  Big sigh of relief.  I really need to learn how to do these things for myself.  But, in the meantime, I am very thankful for computer savvy children.

How was your week?


Carrie said...

=D My husband is the computer savvy one in this family and I'm always grateful for his skills!

This week did fly by rather quickly, didn't it!?

Hope you have a great weekend!

Susanne said...

We love lentil soups around here. I'll have to put it on the grocery list. And definitely going to have to put lasagna fixings on there too!

A week of connecting is good for the soul. You've had lots of opportunity!

Mereknits said...

Karen, sounds like you had a great week. Hugs to you,

Jerralea said...

I like that you call the highlights of our week "grace points." I may have to steal that from you, LOL.

I'm thankful for technologically savvy children as well. I do worry that I would be helpless on my own!

Barbara H. said...

All the food sounds really good!

Glad you got to connect with some special people.

I've not heard of Sarah's Key -- sounds interesting!

I miss my in-house computer consultant, as I used to call my oldest son, but he's usually glad to help when I call him. I need to back up newly added photos -- it's been a while since I did.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

My last computer-savvy child has gone off to college, so I'm having to deal! But he's helpful long-distance...and I do suppose I need to learn.

I LOVE soup -- and freezing lasagna sounds like a great idea for the holidays. Have a great week ahead!

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

Connecting is what makes life special, isn't it? Because I live alone it is easier for me to get so into work stuff that I forget about or don't make time for connecting. Thanks for this reminder, Karen.

Smart woman to make extra food. I want to do that too this season, but I'll need to clean out the fridge first!

I need to back up my photos. I have no clue either. A call to my daughter to walk me through the process is what I need to do. Hopefully next time, I can do it on my own.

Have a great week.

Willow said...

Fortunately, my computer savvy husband helps me with all that. Since he is a lecturer in Computer Literacy/Science for the local state university, he is often coaching me in my skills as far as I am willing to go.

Lentils are often on our weekly menu too. We love them all--red, green, yellow or brown!

Karyn said...

Mmmm....soups and stews are my favorites this time of year. We had a soup banquet yesterday.

Sounds like you had a week full of love!

Make ahead meals are great. Especially during this busy time of year.