"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

21 October 2016

Little Things Faves

So I had purposed in my heart, made my plans, geared my self up for writing on this blog at least 3 times a week now that I'm not working this year,  (posting recipes and book reviews don't count) and I find myself in the middle of October with nothing written other than FFF's. (and the book reviews). Hm...this must change! There are things swirling around in my head like the falling leaves swirling around my yard right now as the wind kicks in.....but for now....for today....I will just list my FIVE FAVES from the last week......they're just little things really...but blessings to me.....

I'm joining other bloggers by linking up with Susanne's site...how about joining in?  What are you most thankful for this week??

  • PUMPKIN PANCAKES:  One of the grocery stores I shop at  had pumpkin pancake mix on sale.  I rarely make pancakes and when I do I always make from a mix as is so much quicker.  To replace the eggs, I simply use ground flaxseed so my vegan daughter can eat them too.  They were DELICIOUS and went so well with the turkey bacon.  My husband especially appreciated them and it was a work day because now that I'm home I can treat him to a hot breakfast since I have the time!  It's the little things......thankful for the taste of pumpkin this time of year.

  • SWING TIME:  We still have our backyard adult swing set up as the season has been so mild. We haven't even had a hard frost yet!  Dave and I, after taking down a small tree and bagging TEN bags of brush, plus piling some to burn, sat together in the warm afternoon sun and just relaxed before going in the house to clean up.  It's just a simple thing....sitting together...but I'm thankful for those few moments of "together time". Sounds corny? Yup.  But we rarely have those moments, so that's why it makes my fave list! Here's a photo of our kindling pile for the bonfire pit.

  • DATE NIGHT WITH DAUGHTER #2:  Our youngest, way back in March, expressed an interest in going to see the Broadway version of "American in Paris" (we love and watch the original movie often in this house!).  Well, they are on tour now in our area so Dave had bought tickets back in the spring and we went on Saturday evening.  It was so much fun getting dressed up after a long day of outdoor work and homework.  We loved all the ballet in the stage version, too.  I'm thankful for a fun evening out with our Claire.

  • LUNCH DATE:  I call her my un-biological sister.  We have been friends since we were born..well...since she was a preschooler and I was a baby as she is 3 years older than me.  We are closely knit due to shared histories.  I can't imagine my life without my friend Diane.  We have been through much together and apart.  We are prayer partners and can talk about anything and everything.  We celebrated her 60th birthday by meeting for lunch on Sunday, about half way between our homes (she lives in Central NY in the same town we grew up in as she returned about 20 years ago).  I am so thankful we are friends and sisters in Christ.

  • SOAP SALE!  I had to run an errand at one of the local malls and I noticed a hand soap sale at one of my very fave stores.  The sale was buy 4 for $20!  I chose these autumn soaps (I bought 2 of the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin) and LOVE them! I'm always thankful when there is a good sale!
images courtesy of pinterest

Those are just some little things that made for a nice week.  

What are some things that make your list?

What is your fave scent this time of year?


Gattina said...

I have never eaten pumpkins pancakes in my whole life, I didn't even know that they exist, lol ! How nice to go out and being dressed up a bit for this purpose, otherwise I run around in jeans ! A good friend is so precious ! I have one since 1951, that's quite a long time !

Dianna said...

Hello Faith! I loved reading about your five faves today! Just for the record, I do not find it "corny" that you listed as one of your blessings the time of sitting together with your husband on your swing for a while after your work was done. I love times like that with my hubby, too!

How fun that you and your husband both were able to have that evening out with Claire. She is beautiful.

I also wanted to tell you that I really like your hair style. Very nice!

Glad you had time with your best friend Diane. And she does NOT look 60!

Since I'm not blogging and have barely had time to do any reading of blogs, I did not realize that you are no longer teaching. Are you enjoying your retirement?

Take care and have a great weekend!


Barbara H. said...

I had not heard of pumpkin pancakes. Might be nice to try some time! I love those little moments like a few minutes in the swing together. The musical sounds like a fun outing! It's so good to have a friend that close that you've had for that long. Glad you had a chance to get together!

Wendy said...

Pumpkin pancakes are new to me too but as I'm not that keen on pumpkin maybe I'll stick to plain pancake mix! Sounds like you had a good week and I too love finding a few quiet moments with my hubby.

ellen b said...

Date nights, lunch dates, it all sounds great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Faith said...

Hi Dianna, I am not retired yet.....I was doing a TA job and quit because of being forced to change classrooms with no notice or even asking me...bad administration....didnt want to put up with the bullcrap any longer so quit!! will be looking for a new job in special education come late spring. but loving the time off for this year!! thanks for asking😀

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love the fall scents as well. I have a pumpkin spice soap in my bathroom right now. I've never really switched over to the liquid soap. I use scented bar soaps.

Susan said...

Oh, yummm for pumpkin pancakes. And how awesome that they tasted good even without the eggs.

Having an unsister is a rare treat. Because I have moved around so much, I don't have many long-term-friends. Loved seeing your two smiling faces.

It is tender that you and hubby took the time to take Claire to that show. Our time with our kiddos sure does pass quickly.

Have a great week and hope you get some blogging time in. If ever you want to have an accountability partner, consider me. I always want to write more for my blog too and don't often meet my goal.

Susan said...

Faith, you put chia seeds in your trail mix? No moisture? I've never heard of doing that. I always have chia seeds on hand so this could be a natural thing for me to add to my home made trail mix.

Susanne said...

I don't find your sitting and relaxing with your hubby after working hard together corny at all. It's those little moments that build and make strong a marriage! Good for you guys for taking that moment. Looks like a fun date. I love live performances. Fun to dress up for them too and not just show up in jeans. I somehow have not written hardly anything but FFF's and book reviews. I need to get my blogging mojo back but can't find where I've put it. Ha.

Willow said...

I love these faves! Sitting with your hubby on the swing may be my favorite.
I haven't been doing as much blogging as I expected I would be after I retired. What's up with this? :)
I love too your night out at American in Paris!