Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

This week I've been blessed enough to see old friends, make new ones, and take a few minutes here and there to appreciate the little things.

1. Friends- T. and her daughter are in town. Her daughter and mine had a grand time of giggling, making up code words and taking care of our newest resident- a caterpillar we found on the grill cover.

My daughter loves bugs almost as much as I love Starbucks. His little temporary home in her room is full of dandelion leaves and fresh grass.

That caterpillar has no idea how good he's got it.

2. Rain- Yes, rain! In New Mexico! It is so rare around here that I wondered if I should start looking for the ark. Then I remembered that we have no trees so Noah probably built it over in Georgia somewhere which means my family is on a cruise right now.

Oh, the random nothing I can write about. When I'm old, please tell them I am not senile and I've been like this the whole time.

3. New recipes. I made a lemonade pie that is so easy-

Frozen Lemonade Pie

2 prepared graham cracker crusts
1 can frozen lemonade, thawed but not diluted
1 (8 0z.) container whipped topping
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

Fold lemonade, whipped topping and condensed milk in bowl until well mixed. Pour into pie shells. Cover and freeze until firm. (About 2 hours.)

Now I know why they say "easy as pie."

4. My husband. He's always one of my favorites but since it's my blog, I'll go ahead and list him here.

5. New blog friends- I recently discovered Carpoolqueen's Blog. She is hiliarious and an amazing writer. Most of the time, she has me in stitches but, this post brought me to tears (in a good way!)

Be sure to read it and browse through her archives. Good stuff.

What about you? What are your favorites this week?


Susanne said...

You crack me up! Noah's ark in Georgia, indeed. LOL.

I think I'm with you on the Starbucks more than I am on the side of the bugs. But catterpillars are fun. Hopefully she'll get to see him turn into a butterfly!

I went ahead and linked you up because my brain was still on vacation and forgot to autopost.

Anonymous said...

Rain in New Mexico - y'all actually get rain? I love your comments; they've made me smile. The pie sounds good but suuuuuper sweet - was it?

Carpoolqueen said...

Thanks for the linky love. If I ever get out in your neck o' the woods, er, desert, we'll go to Starbucks and talk all things southern.

Brenda said...

Sounds like fun time, kids with bugs, starbuck, rain.. . that pie looks great!

shopannies said...

I have made lemonade pie before they are delicious

Willow said...

I love my Starbuck's too. Went yesterday. And the day before.

I raised four bug lovers. Fortunately they weren't fond of snakes... You'll not be surprised then if your daughter ends up as a entemologist. Although, now that I think of it, I've gotta ask, "Are there bugs in New Mexico? I thought it was too dry."

I've driven through NM twice this year, and I've gotta tell you, I loved Albuquerque!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification about the lemonade concentrate. I don't think I've ever seen unsweetened so I assumed the pie would be just over the top! Now you've made me want to keep my eyes peeled for unsweetened lemonade :-)

Heckety said...

Thank you for the link to carpoolqueen, that was really good.

Its things like pet caterpillers that I miss since the girls grew up a bit, as well as toys in the veg rack, painted dogs, and innosence.

I do not miss the unending repitition of 'No'.

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