Thursday, June 11, 2015

Five Thoughts for Friday......

Awhile back I discovered a wonderful party on Friday hosted by Amy at Love Made my Home.  It's called Five on Friday.

So, after much thought, this is my weeks addition to this wonderful party. If you follow along, I thought I would start each one with the letter F as in "Five on Friday". I hope you enjoy this....

To begin with is my Family.  I truly feel blessed that I have a place and purpose
in life.  As I get older I sometimes loose my energy and my patience but my family is always there.  In less than two weeks my 40th anniversary day will be here.  For me it's been wedded bliss; I;m sure "he" will say otherwise....haha


Next to my family is my Faith.  Although I have lost my church family and right now I'm not seeking another, I still have my faith. That may sound bad but I know the Lord is looking after me.  I can reflect on the wonderful memories of the past and keep hoping for the future.  And, I have so many blessings to be thankful for each and every day. 


How can I write this blog without mentioning Feline as in Lilly my beautiful, big, Maine Coon kitty.  She's been with us 8 years now.  She is our "child" so to speak and we love her dearly.


Next up is a favorite of mine, Food.  I love to cook and bake and try new things.  My goose egg cake came out great.  And, you'd never know it was made with a goose egg!  I used the old fashioned recipe of even weight; weigh the eggs and add the same amount of butter, sugar, and flour.


(I just had to show you a picture of the goose egg!)

Last I will have to say Fun as in travel, knitting or crocheting or my children.  Below is a photo of my dear children, Nini Bird and Juji Bird,  having fun at a "painting and vino" evening.  This is one of their rare occasions where they are actually enjoying each others company!  I really think these two keep me on my toes and I'm blessed to have them as they bring lots of fun and joy to me.


Before I sign off (I know this is number six), I just have to show you my Finished "easy peazy shawl".  It was a joy to knit this with Berroco yarn.  I added a beaded edging.  You can find my notes here on Ravelry.


I sometimes can't sleep at night and I lie awake and think of ideas for my blog post. That's why you are reading today's post.....I'd love to hear from you and learn what you've been doing.  Feel free to drop a note below in the comment box.  It won't bite you!

My best to each of you,

Hugs,
Pat



44 comments:

  1. You are certainly blessed with a beautiful family. Congratulations on 40 years of wedded bliss, I am a few years behind you it will be 34 years in November. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. And 34 years is a wonderfu milestone. Wishing you the best :)

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  2. A lovely set of photos. We are so alike in many ways. family, faith and feline would all be in my top five "F´s" too. I am not as keen on the food these days. Diabetes stops me indulging as much as I might, so eating is more of a necessity than a great pleasure now. I guess flowers might have been my fifth. Your goose egg cake takes me back to when I was a nursery school manager. Around Easter time I used to go to the farmers market and buy a goose egg, a duck egg, chicken and quail eggs, and occasionally I would get an ostrich egg! The children would look at them and compare them, and then we would break them all open and see how they compared inside, and finally I would use them all to make a big cake for our break the next day. Duck eggs make the best sponge cakes ever. Happy days! And happy Friday too. Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, it's so nice to hear from you. It's nice to meet friends via my blog. That must have been fun gathering all the different eggs and baking a cake. I should try that with my little grandson. It's always a joy to hear from you. My best to you, Pat

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  3. That's a good idea for a post! The letter F seems to encompassed the most important things in life. Have fun :-)

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    1. Many thanks. I really didn't plan this post as it just ended up like this. Thanks so much for your visit today :)

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  4. A really lovely five things, Pat. Especially family. I know 'family' means different things to different people but it is so very important to me. Your shawl is beautiful. Such a lovely colour. X

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    1. Yes, families are a blessing. It is so nice to hear from you. My shawl was a fun pattern to knit and now I kind of miss working on it. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  5. Five lovely things beginning with F - especially family, faith and feline - such precious things. Happy Friday:)

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    1. Thank you so much Rosie. Have a great day.

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  6. What an interesting cake recipe. I've never Heard of weighing and adding ingredients according to weight. Very cool .

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    1. Hello. I hadn't heard of this before either until I read about it on a blog. Have a wonderful day and many thanks for your visit.

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  7. Five (or six!) wonderful F things that make up your life. I am churchless because I had a wonderful church and have never found another like it even though I have tried. It doesn't mean that I don't have faith, so I understand somewhat how you feel. It is difficult at times isn't it. Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend. xx

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    1. Hi Amy, your comment is exactly how I feel. But I'm going to go on and hope that one day I will find my church. Your comment was so kind and heartwarming. Happy Friday and my best to you :)

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  8. That was a really cute idea, taking a letter as a theme for your five things on Friday. I may borrow that idea sometime if you don't mind.

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    1. Of course I don't mind. And, thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you're having a wonderful day :)

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  9. Hello. Yes, please borrow my idea any time. And, thank you so much for visiting today and for your kind words. Have a great weekend :)

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  10. Love your five F's! All so special and important. Your two children are quite talented! I like the idea of using a letter, and may borrow that as well some time! (Latane's my Mom...I'm not copying her! ) :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Marie. I would be honored if you borrow my idea. It's so nice to read your message. I hope you are having a great weekend.

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  11. Such a great "F" post today.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Hugs to you Meredith. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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  12. Great idea for your post. Your kitty is very pretty. I'm pretty sure I'd have a whole lot of fun at a painting and vino night. :) Gorgeous shawl. Love the color.

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    1. Many thanks Tammy. Painting and Vino is a fun time for sure. I thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog today.

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  13. What a lovely post. Beautiful family, including Lilly of course!
    Hugs for now,
    Beth P
    #23 Five on Friday

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    1. Lilly is so pleased to hear your comment about her! Have a wonderful day. My best to you :)

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  14. I have never baked with goose egg, the cake looks yummy. Congrats on your 40th wedding anniversary, have a lovely celebration.

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    1. Thank you so much. We are looking forward to celebrating with the family.

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  15. What a lovely idea for a Five on Friday post. I love your shawl - very pretty. Xxx

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    1. Many thanks. The shawl was fun to knit.

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  16. A lovely five and such a good idea for a post. Congratulations on your up coming anniversary! The cake looks delicious too. Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa. It was fun to bake the cake with my little grandson. He had fun seeing the goose egg. My best to you.

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  17. Loved your F word post!!! I mean that in the best possible way! Many congratulations on your Fortieth wedding anniversary!
    You have so many blessings!
    It's been fun reading so let's follow eachother! Thanks so much for your visit,
    Christine

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    1. Thank you Christine. I just popped back to your blog and signed up. I think it's quite fascinating that you live in Ireland and enjoy early American primitives. It's quite a fascinating period of history. It's so nice to meet you. I will chat soon :)

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  18. What a beautiful, heart-warming post, Pat! The F's cherished by you are important things to me too. Lilly looks gorgeous.
    Have a blessed Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara. Yes, I think these F's I chose are important to a lot of us. It's also a blessing to meeting new friends like you via my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by. You too have a blessed day :)

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  19. Oh look at the gorgeous Lilly and your family. A beautiful Five on Friday. Have a wonderful weekend :-) xx

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    1. Many many thanks for taking the time to visit me today. And Lilly is quite pleased for your kind words. Have a wonderful day and many thanks :)

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  20. What a lovely lot of 'F's! Painting and vino night sounds like great fun! Hugs to Lilly and have a lovely Sunday. x

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  21. What a lovely blog post- of course lilly had to be there somewhere :) :) love the finished shawl! sorry to hear about your church but hope you find another soon :) xx

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  22. Lovely F things. They included all the important ones in my opinion! Enjoy your weekend, J9x

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  23. Love all of your "F's" Pat! I especially relate with faith, family and FOOD! Lol

    Your cat is so awesome and I would have a "Lilly" of my own if we didn't have allergy issues. :(

    Blessings for a beautiful Sunday to you! xo

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  24. Fantastic shawl - well done!

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  25. Andrew and I enjoy each other's company more now that we don't have to live in the same house!!!

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  26. I think I'm a bit late in adding my congratulations for your anniversary, but congratulations! You look like a very happy family and Lilly certainly looks very content with her lot! :-) xx

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