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Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday five for January 17
Another Friday! Time for another edition of Friday five. Here we go:
1. Warm wood heat on cold and snowy days. Yesterday was a snow day; today it's frigid and windy. We have a wood furnace (forced hot air) in the basement that brings heat to all the rooms via vents and ductwork, and a new-to-us soapstone stove in the kitchen that warms that area really well. The only downside is that I don't enjoy tending these fires. Wood is heavy and dirty, and I'm not an expert at keeping fires going in these heat sources. However, I'm thankful!
As you can see, the "feels like" temperature is 11 below zero at noon!
2. Breakfast out on Saturday at a favorite place. We hadn't been there in awhile and someone gave my hubby a gift card for his retirement. What a treat! We ended up bringing half of our meals home and enjoyed them for breakfast on Sunday!
3. Finally getting to have "Christmas" with our oldest teen granddaughters on Sunday night. We enjoyed our traditional Christmas Eve Soup and I baked a couple of frozen pizzas to go along with it. For dessert, what else but a cookie and fudge tray? 'Tis the season! I used my new tray (below) to put the cookies and fudge on, since it was not a large group around the table. This held plenty of treats!
4. Supper and a little Bible study with fellow believers on Saturday night! Fellowship and Bible study never gets old ... nor should it! Our friend Jennifer prepared baked macaroni and cheese and a bountiful garden salad along with biscuits, and another friend brought a lovely pie. The food was great but the fellowship was even better.
5. Good walking weather at the beginning of the week. It gradually deteriorated -- decent roads Monday and Tuesday, slushy and partially snow-covered on Wednesday, and then Thursday snowing like crazy and today cold and windy. Thankful we could walk for the first three days, at least. I know that my friend Marilyn from Mountain Top Spice would probably go out in this, but I can't take below-zero wind chills any more myself.
How about sharing one blessing (or five) from your own week?
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.