Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday's Fave Five

'Twas the Friday before Super Bowl,
Snacks to be made,
Commercials to be laughed at,
And homage to be paid.

I like the Colts AND the Saints (although I didn't like the way the Saints went after Favre in the championship, I have to say). Basically, I'm just looking forward to a good football game.

Okay, on to the Friday Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell. If you'd like to play along, you can link your own post to Susanne's.

1. A fun and delicious dinner with my stepson (Don, who is #2) and his family last Saturday night. The pork chops were truly amazing -- tender, juicy, and with a scrumptious gravy that has to be tasted to be believed. After I've made them myself a couple of times, I'll post the recipe here (because, as we all know, recipes change a little bit according to the person who is doing the cooking). I think we laughed together all evening, and it was a very refreshing break for us.

2. The promise of a business trip that will take me to San Antonio in early March, and a reunion there with an old childhood friend. My hubby is going with me -- we bought his ticket this week -- so this will be a really fun time!

3. Laughter. I have had some very dark moments since my mother passed in November -- the cumulative effect of being orphaned, plus some unrelenting family stress that falls squarely on my husband and undermines his health. I cherish the moments when he and I laugh out loud together at something.

4. My niece, Mandee, for her unwavering support, good humor, and common sense. I love that gal!

5. Tax refund! Yeah!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

- Catherine


Joyce said...

I'm dreading the tax return this extremely complicated so we have no idea where we stand until the accountant shares the hopefully good news with us. I'm thinking positive : )

Enjoy the superbowl...we're rooting for the husband went to SC for the weekend to buy my daughter a car and is supposed to get home before kick off. Hoping all the nasty weather predicted doesn't interfere with his plans.

Brenda said...

A good sense of humor is a wonderful thing to share, so glad your niece has one.

It sounds like you had a good week with family.

Susanne said...

I'm hoping to catch the Superbowl tomorrow although I have not kept up at all this year with American football. Hubby hates sports so I might have to head to the church where there is a superbowl party going on. Then poor hubby can have a break and watch what he wants at home. LOL.

I love pork chops and will look forward to that recipe!

Laughter with one's spouse is an awesome thing.

Laura said...

Thank goodness for laughter! I agree.

And the promise of a trip to see some old friends? Sounds great.

Hope the upcoming week is a blessing to you.

Barbara H. said...

Laughter is one of God's greatest gifts.

Tax refund already! Wonderful!

That meal sounds amazing.

Glad your hubby gets to go with you in your trip and that you get to meet up with a friend there!

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