Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Fave Five: Valentine's Day

This week has been better than last week!  My doctor adjusted my medications, and so far, so good.  It'll take four to six weeks to know for sure, but I'm happy to be feeling better now.

Thanks for stopping by to read my Friday's Fave Five list.  I'm glad you're here! :)

  1. Last weekend my husband and I went out for lunch, sort of an early Valentine's Day celebration.  We went to a Mexican place that turned out to be both fun and reasonably priced.  It was so good just to have a date with my hubby.
  2. On Saturday morning, my husband went out early and brought back some of the special heart-shaped Dunkin' Donuts.  One variety is a chocolate donut filled with raspberry jam ... so decadent!
  3. donuts
  4. On the morning of Valentine's Day, my husband taped a giant fluorescent-pink paper heart to the bathroom mirror.  (He leaves for work early, so I didn't see it for an hour or two.)  On the reverse side of the heart, he wrote an IOU for tickets to a concert.
  5. That same morning, my son offered to make breakfast.  He not only made a wonderful breakfast, but discovered our new pancake recipe.  If you'd like, you can read the rest of the story--including the recipe and my pitiful history with making pancakes--in my guest post at Premeditated Leftovers.
  6. When depression started to raise its ugly head, I picked up the One Year Bible and opened to the daily reading.  This verse was perfect in that moment:  "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Ps. 34:18, NIV 1984)
If you'd like to play along with Friday's Fave Five, visit Susanne's blog for the guidelines and the linky.


  1. Who could resist those heart shaped donuts? Wow they sure do look like weight gainers to me. That is so nice to have a heart and ticket in the mirror. It feels great when anyone does the cooking besides me. Perhaps I need your #5 maybe it is depression and I don't know it.

  2. Lovely lovely week you have! Thoughtful husband and son and those sweet goodies, how wonderful! Fun and reasonably priced is a combination that works well for me too. Happy Friday, Melissa

  3. Such sweet Valentine's celebrations - those donuts are killing me - they look too good! Plus tickets to a concert!

    A thoughtful son - he'll make a good hubby!

    Your verse was perfect! Saying a prayer for you right now that the Lord will continue to hold you close and give you His strength and comfort.

  4. Lunch dates are always sweet. I need to do that far more often with my husband than I do! Donuts are one of my (many) weaknesses. Yummy. Tickets to a concert—I love that too. Matter of fact, I love everything on your list! Ha. Count me in on these 5 favorites too. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Love the presentation of the tickets. Made me smile.

    I'm loving the heart shaped doughnuts. Yum!

    That verse is powerful and I love how God gave it to you just when you needed it.

  6. You are blessed! I like your hubby's idea of the heart with the concert tickets!

    Those donuts are almost too pretty to eat - almost.

    I love that scripture - and it is so true.

  7. Donuts and Mexican food will lift my spirits every time. And if they don't, that verse from Psalms surely will. Have a great week.

  8. wow darling what a great Friday list and what great treat your men did for you. You deserve it all!

    Glad the book helps hun :)

  9. So glad that this week was better than the last!

    That's one of my favorite verses too--so meaningful--but short enough for me to remember easily too!

  10. What a great timely verse! That is so sweet that hubby brought those heart shaped donuts home. Sounds like you really were showered with love this past week! Enjoy the weekend...

  11. Happy Friday! Those doughnuts look yummy, don't know if I could have resisted long enough to take the picture.
    Glad you are feeling better, hope the medicine continues to help.

  12. You have a wonderful and thoughtful husband and son! Those donuts--oh my!--I don't dare show that photo to my donut loving husband.

    What a great Word from God for you that morning!

  13. Those donuts look pretty amazing! Sounds like you got some special attention for Valentines day, that's wonderful :)

  14. What a nice list. your husband sounds sweet, an how darling of your son to make breakfast. I'm so glad you were able to chase the depression away.

  15. You are blessed with a wonderful husband and precious son! I am glad you had such a lovely week. Thank you for encouraging us each week by sharing your Friday's Favorite Five. And thank you for blessing me with your post this week!

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours! Good luck with my book giveaway. I'm adding you to my blogroll so I don't miss updated posts.

    I enjoyed this post as well as others I read.

  17. Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I am going to have to try the pancake recipe and those donuts look sooo good!

  18. Sounds like wonderful ways to celebrate Valentine's Day! We had heart shaped donuts on Valentine's morning.

  19. I commented on you Valentine edition of Friday Faves.

  20. The doughnuts looks wonderful. Love your new look!

  21. You have a sweet husband! What nice surprises!

  22. I'm so incredibly late to the party! I was busy holding grandson Aiden. Those doughnuts look wonderful, and what a sweet hubby.

    I just love Psalm 34:18.
    Hope this week is a great one for you!

  23. seriously, very appropriate verse!
    hope that you are having a good day...
    sorry i have not been around much, cold kicking my butt!
    how wonderful of a valentine you had!
    we were on the road driving back from visiting my parents... oh the fun of a road trip... lol


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