Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday's Fave Five - November 5

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It's time again for Friday's Fave Five, in which we share the five best parts of the past week.  Thanks for stopping by to read my list!
  1. Last weekend my husband and I went out on a date.  We went out to lunch, drove along the coastline for a little while, then stopped at a boardwalk arcade to play games.  It was low-key but so good to have that time together.
  2. I had another good doctor appointment.  He is pleased with my progress.  He made some minor adjustments to my medications, but otherwise, everything is good.  I am feeling much better this week than I was last week. :)
  3. I won a gift certificate to CSN Stores from Together We Save.  I did a bit of browsing, but I haven't yet decided what to purchase.  With Christmas approaching, I have many options!
  4. This week I am especially thankful for friends with whom I can be real--and who are honest with me.  I have been on both sides of difficult conversations this week, and it's good to know that "Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy" (Prov 27:6, NLT).  Even if I was hurt, even if I don't agree with what she said, I know she has my best interests at heart.
  5. Thursday was a rainy day, and I had the luxury of staying home.  I don't mind the rain, but it's even better when I can stay warm and cozy while watching the rain through the window.
For more Friday's Fave Five, visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Sounds like a great week even with the things learned from #4 :) Congratulations on the GC and spending time on the boardwalk sounds sooooo much fun!

  2. I love your friday favorites! Dates with husbands are always a plus.

    I'm enjoying your blog and the practical tips you post here.

    I'm having a cookbook giveaway at my blog so stop by to visit!

  3. So glad that this week was better!

    Congrats on winning the giveaway! I like when it is raining too. Especially at night. We light up the fireplace and I cuddle up on the couch with a blanket. Wonderful:)

  4. Your list is awesome! I'm particularly glad to hear that you had such a fun, low-key date with your husband and that you are feeling so much better!

    I hope you have an awesome weekend!

  5. I love cozy rainy nights when I can stay in, too.

    I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and your doctor appointment went well.

    Low-key date nights are the best!

    Sorry about #4, but it's great you have a friend who cares.

  6. Hey, great you took time out for a date. driving the coast, that is all we have been up to and it is sooooooo great.

    You should see what we found beach combing this week, go have a look.

    I like your #4 very well said, I'll try to remember just the way you said it, I might be able to use this one day. lol

  7. I should have finished the post right to the bottom on #4 and I then did. It can still be positive in a way.

  8. Oh your Thursday sounds so nice! Isn't a day like that once in a while just glorious! And your date with hubs sounds so nice, I love those kind of dates, simple, low key, but so nice!! :) Glad it's a better week for you this week!!

  9. Sounds like your date night was really nice. We really need that time together as wives, don't we? (So who won the arcade games?)

    We're having one of those cosy rainy days too.

    Happy FFF!

  10. Sometimes low-key dates are the best! And I love those kinds of friends, too.

    I won a gift certificate to CSN, too! Have a great week.

  11. My husband and I finally went out on a date ourselves last weekend. It was so pleasant. We have another opportunity tonight, but I think we’ll spend it at home. That can be fun, too.

    So glad you had another good doctor appointment.

    You are gracious to be willing to give credit to your friend, even though you were hurt by her words. That makes you very special!

  12. Your date sounds great! Glad you had the time together!

    I am also glad the appointment went well. It's great to find a Dr. you trust.

    Friends,they are a blessing! It's good to have ones who will be honest with you.

    Have a great weekend!

  13. I love to stay home when it rains, it feels so good! Especially if I have time to read abook.

  14. I enjoyed reading your faves...and I also was home on Thursday, rainy day, with a feverish 11 year old...yay for those simple but special em! And although sometimes it's tough (your 4th fave) it is good that you have friends who share.....and care....and we don't always have to agree with our friends!

  15. YAY to the date and the health progress. What a wonderful week you have. Friends like the ones you described are rare nowadays. I'm so with you on #5. It's one of my most favorite activities when at home. Happy weekend.

  16. Staying home and reading a good book would make my fave five list too! So would a date with my hubby :) I'm glad you're feeling better this week.

  17. I really like the idea of looking back on the week to find good things...the more we notice the good, the more we can tolerate the bad.

  18. Hi Melissa,

    I've missed you....I need to catch up...been so behind lately. I wanted you to know I still check in and think about ya...I spotlighted you over at Between the Lines...
    Have a great weekend!!

  19. Sounds like a nice low key date!

    I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a great weekend!

    Amanda @

  20. Sounds like a lovely date night!

    I'm following you from Spotlight Saturday blog hop. I think you'd have fun at, where Disney IS school. Hope you can stop by!

  21. Sorry about #4 but it is good when you know they have your best interests at heart and truly care about you.

    Glad to hear your doctor is on top of things and that you are making good progress.

  22. I love how you and hubby have dates...
    wish Marc and I could..
    maybe soon.........
    :) glad the dr is working out with you.
    many hugs!


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