Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #166

Today I feel like Maria in the "Sound of Music" as she sings, "these are a few of my favorite things:"

1.  I love being home!  I feel that home should be a haven, a place to retreat from the pressures of the workplace.  I work hard at making sure my home is comfortable, pretty and fragrant. More than just the outer trappings, though, I want home to be a place where we can just be ourselves.  My favorite times of all are sitting around the dinner table sharing our day, and if there are occasions for belly-laughs, so much the better!

2. I love being a blogger!  I've always wanted to be a writer.  Blogging may be the closest I ever get to that goal.  I love sharing about new insights in God's word, my beginning photography skills, home decor, recipes and all of the other interests I have. And the best part?  Comments!   When my readers comment, it makes me insanely happy.

3. I love my job!  Being a church secretary is one of the best jobs in the world!  I consider it ministry to help my churches run as smoothly as I can.  I love that I can use my organizational and creative talents in the workplace.  I love people and sometimes my listening ear means a lot to them.  What an honor to share life with the congregation!

4. I love sweet tea! I can't help it, I just do.  I was raised on it.  I do try to limit it because I could drink it all day and night.  I drink water during the day and with my meals, and drink sweet tea at night and on weekends. I confess I make frequent stops at McDonalds just for sweet tea. I'm thinking of getting a bumper sticker that says "this car stops at all McDonald's for sweet tea." I also have to brag on my hubby - he stopped and brought me a sweet tea to work this week - twice!  He is so awesome!

5.  I love chocolate! I've always loved chocolate, but it's on my mind especially because just yesterday I had a yummy homemade brownie with luscious chocolate fudge frosting. It. Is. So. Good.  Too bad there was only one!

What are some of your favorite things?  Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a blog party every Friday where we link up and share our favorite things from our week.  Why not join in the fun?


ellen b. said...

Love your list Jerri! A comfortable home where everything is free to be is priceless. Enjoy your weekend.

Lisa notes... said...

Home sweet home. I love it too. And blogging. Isn't it a great outlet for writing? It really helps me think clearer too.

You and my husband and daughter--sweet tea drinkers galore. :-) I only drink it when I have to. ha.

But chocolate? Now you're talking my language.
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love your fave fives!!

I used to drink sweet tea -- I had yo go off of it with gestational diabetes in one pregnancy and figured once I got used to it I might as well stay with the unsweetened and then had to go decaf, too. But I sure put it away when I drank it!

Love your #1 and 2 and agree totally.

I was a church secretary one summer during college, and it was one of the most fun and blessed jobs.

And chocolate! Best way to top off a meal and a blog post!

Anonymous said...

I also enjoy everything you have listed!!!

Karyn said...

I'm not a fan of sweet tea, but I'd love to sit in your home and just be myself with you. :) Oh, and eat some chocolate.

Love that your hubby brought you a treat twice this week.

I do think your job sounds just about perfect.

Lee said...

I love your list. So many of the things I love as well. I'd love to be a writer some day and I'm sure that's why I'm obsessed with blogging. And Chocolate??? We're having Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal this morning. I'll post the recipe soon.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, The Sound of Music, I will have to rewatch that movie soon. So many good songs. I fear that "Raindrops on roses" etc will now become stuck in my brain! lol

Belly laughs are sooooo contagious. Your dinner times sound especially endearing.

God bless you on your ministry. I work at a church too. If we didn't have our secretary, I know all our ministries would fall apart. She is certainly the glue. And yes, your listening ear is just as valuable as the pastors' listening ear. You are blessing many people!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Your whole list made me smile. FRom the start, thinking about the Sound of Music right through to the end.. (How could chocolate not make me smile?)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Brenda said...

I love this post! :) I especially agree with #1, I always want my home to be a place where people feel welcome and where they know they can drop by. I think welcoming smells- fragrance- is a part of it as well!

Anonymous said...

Your exuberance made me smile, Jerri :-) Lots of sweet loves in your week!