Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Fave 5 - June 12, 2009

It's that time of week to reflect back and think about the things you are thankful for - or in other words your five favorite things to talk about on Friday. If you would like to read more posts like this or even add your own - click HERE.

Here are my five for the week:

1. Sleeping in my own bed. After our camping trip last weekend I cannot tell you how much I love my bed. And my pillow. And my house. And my kitchen. And most of all - my bathroom!

2. Flower gardens. Mine are doing well this year and I just love them. I love planting them, weeding them, watering them, and enjoying them. I love summer!

3. Avacado's. I spent many years not liking them and suddenly I think they are wonderful. They are so pretty and they taste good. I enjoy eating them in salsa and salads. I know they are full of fat, but I hear it's the good kind. They are also full of vitamins that you need.

4. I loved picking up my phone this morning and hearing my daughter Michelle on the other end. They just got back from their 2 week jungle trip and I was so glad to hear they were safe. There is some political unrest going on in Peru and they had a couple of uneasy moments - but they are safe and sound and I look forward to skyping with them on Sunday and "seeing" my sweet little grandson.

I made these Cream Puffs with Lemon Mousse and Blueberry sauce and they were amazing! I have always had a secret desire to have a Bed and Breakfast and even though it will probably never happen - I love to collect breakfast recipes. This one is my new favorite. You can find the recipe here. That Martha - she can come up with something good every once in a while can't she?

Have a great weekend. I will be working most of mine. And next weekend too.

At least I'm not camping!


Dawn said...

Great list. Glad Michelle is safe and sound!

Ironic - I am reading the latest book by Joann Fluke - Cream Puff Murder - now I'm really hungry for one!

Willow said...

I've been gone for so many nights lately, and I'm glad to be back in my own bed with my own pillow too.

It's it wonderful to putter around in the garden?

ellen b. said...

Is it ok for me to say that I do not like camping. I camped with joy for the sake of my children but they are adults now and if I never do it again I'll still be fulfilled! I love my own bed best! Glad your Michelle is safe. Ok you are killin me with that photo of the cream puff! Hubby is late from work today and I'm kind of hungry right now :0)

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

the scones are beautiful . . . your vacation is "story-worthy" . . . what a time!

Karen said...

I'm so happy for you that you got to talk to your daughter.

The cream puffs look soooo delicious. How about if I help you fulfill your dream of a B&B? I'll come over and stay and you can make me those for breakfast:)

Karyn said...

So glad your daughter and her family are safe! It is always hard when your kids are so far away, isn't it?

Those cream puffs look absolutely delicious!

Susanne said...

Oh my I am just a drooling over that wonderful looking and sounding cream puff! Yum!

I can very much relate to your number 1. I am not a great camper. Did it a few times in a tent to please the kids. I'm more of a hotel kind of gal. ;v)

Barbara H. said...

We camped a lot when our kids were little, but I don't think I could any more -- the older I get the more nighttime bathroom trips there are!!

I've never made homemade cream puffs -- looks luscious!

Betty said...

That cream puff looks soooo delicious!!
Glad your daughter got home safe from her travels.
And I know what you mean about being glad to be home after a camping trip. I feel the same way. Nothing beats your bed at home! :)

Kari said...

Hi there,
I loved reading your list. I love avacados too. I'm like you I didn't at first but now I love them. I think it was the guacamole dip.
Again great list.
And thanks for visiting my blog.

Rebecca said...

I am with you 100% on #1 and the creme puffs look wonderful!

gianna said...

those cream puffs look fantastic! i'm so glad that my kids are with me 24/7 unless i'm at work. it's got to be nerve racking to have your "babies" in a whole different country.

Anonymous said...

Those cream puffs look amazing! I bet they were delicious! Sounds like you had a great week!

Barb said...

After laughing my head off at the previous post, I can definitely see where number one on this list came from.

I can only imagine how much you must be looking forward to Sunday. You must be so thankful for modern technology.

Islandsparrow said...

Hi Robin,

I had such fun (sorry!) reading your camping adventures - although even I was nervous when your mom wasn't coming along right behind you. Oh dear - why do so many things like that happen when you are camping?? No wonder you appreciated your own bed this week :)

Glad your daughter and family are safe!

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Julia said...

I enjoy camping but I'm finding that the older I get the more happy I am to get back to my own bed upon returning home.

And that cream puff looks delicious! Thanks for the visit.