Skip to main content

Friday's Faves: Thanksgiving Edition

Count your blessings proves one great advice for me. It goes effective even before I could even begin to count seriously. My faves this week are about being thankful for:

1. Sammie who lent me her Loy Krathong photos to feature on my That's My World post. It's not just her generous sharing; it's also about a festival that occupies a charmed spot in my heart.

2. A change in routine breakfast. Coffee, among the usual others, is what I've been gulping down for several months now, and I'm getting worried over addiction. It's not right when you have other addictions already. S
o I cut back and turned to milk, muesli, veggie salad, the healthier lot.

3. Speedy miracle. The co-worker who figured in a car crash after her father's funeral is back. She still looks a bit scary. I could hardly believe that only two weeks ago she's strapped in ICU. But now she's inching her way back to functional mode. That means no more double loads for the rest of us. Her crutches remind me never to ever doze on the steering wheel like I did years ago - almost drove off an overpass on Kingkeaw road. My angel must have poked me to the 24-inch railing which kept the car hood from dangling.

4. Being late to the cinema. For the first time in my life I was late to an entertainment. Now why am I thankful for missing the first 45 minutes of New Moon ...? I declare it a nice break on my record of usually being late to church and almost never coming late to anything else. It's got to have given me the-other-way-around look at things. Next time I enter a house of worship I'll be on time.

5. A bit of shopping. It's the reason why I was late to the cinema. I'm thankful it isn't bad; rather a reward for following a self-imposed rule: shop only if you are disciplined enough to stick to the budget.

~ See more faves at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story ~


Barbara H. said…
So good that your coworker is doing so much better!

And good for you for shopping within a budget.
Lisa notes... said…
Changes in routines can be good. I need a change in my breakfast routine but can't think of a better alternative yet to my biscuits and syrup.
Glad your co-worker has recovered so quickly! Have a great weekend!
Anonymous said…
Ah it was shopping that made you late. But at least you admitted it. LOL. You know I'm never late for anything either. I'm sure if I thought about it long enough I could remember one or two things I was late for but there wouldn't be very many. I don't do fashionably late well at all. Have you ever thought about switching to tea? I use to drink coffee and then just quit. Too much trouble. :) So I drink water now in the morning. :) But as I say you might try tea. Great news about your co-worker. I'm so glad you got the Loy Krathong photos. It's just wonderful. Have a great Friday and weekend ahead :)
nikkipolani said…
It's terrific that you can get off coffee without any side-effects. Good for you! #3 and #4 are good reminders aren't they? And congrats on #5. It's a discipline well worth keeping.
Brenda said…
How nice that your coworker is back to work, what a scary thing that happened to her.

Nice that you can stick to a budget while shopping, its a hard thing to do!
Willow said…
I'm glad your co worker is better. It's a good reminder for all of us to be careful driving.

I'm a big coffee drinker! I know I need to drink more water so I'm trying to keep myself to a water schedule. I'm not much for being on time to everything, but I keep trying...

Have a great week!
What a lovely photo to share! This was very kind of your friend. I'm glad to read about your co-worker. Wishing her a speedy recovery. Have a wonderful weekend :)
Susanne said…
Wow, your accident story is really something else. That would have so scary to find yourself in that situation. Thank God you were okay and so glad your coworker is also on the road to recovery from her accident.

I know what you mean about the coffee addiction. I've worked my way down to just having coffee in the morning. No more afternoon or evening caffiene for me. Now I'm trying to work that morning coffee down to a maximum of two cups.
Anonymous said…
i need to do my shopping..

i have been absolutely lazy about it..

love and hugs
Anya said…
Shopping is good for you Hazel ;)
Have a wonderful evening
Genejosh said…
sis kumusta!!!! ngayon pa kami nagkainternet uli after we moved..naku such a long story kung bakit delayed...anyway glad to be back and I miss coming here..Kumusta? super-duper busy ka ata sa doctoral mo..ako di pa nakastart ng Masteral..hopefully..ASAP! LOL! ingat...

Popular posts from this blog

Weekend Snapshot: The AIDS Temple (Lopburi I)

It is sometimes referred to as the AIDS Museum, I tend to call it AIDS Temple. Descriptively it is a buddhist hospice for AIDS patients, the largest one in Thailand. Three of us, a friend, my son and I paid Wat (temple) Phrabat Nampu in Lopburi a visit last weekend. As it is where people with AIDS go to to die, most of what we saw are not exactly the ones I'm in a hurry to show off. But if you are curious, you may want to click on a post I did days ago. Anyway, on with shots that I don't think will give anyone a coronary:

100 steps to the wat
After the climb this is where you arrive at

"View from the top" - those are bare cornfields visitors pass by on their way to the temple

Side view of the Life Museum which ironically displays mummies

A usual sight around Thai temples

Bone sculptures

The temple bell

Life is beautiful. Most of us would prefer that of course. AIDS is also real.


The Rumford is a much more efficient way to heat a room than earlier fireplaces....(Wikipedia on Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, designer of tall, shallow fireplaces which are now known as the Rumford, was an Anglo-American physicist known for his investigations of heat)Living in the tropics, I have been in close proximity with only three fireplaces in my life. There was an unused one in the home of my college professor in the Philippines. The other one from which I could feel the heat and see the fire dancing was in a hotel lobby in the Yorkshire Moors. Picture taking was quick. Two old ladies were having tea by it, but that was my first ever real fireplace experience, and I loved it. The latest I have touched is the one in Jane Austen's imaginary Northanger Abbey.
The fireplace, where she had expected the ample width and ponderous carvings of former times, was contracted to a Rumford, with slabs of plain though handsome marbles, and ornament over it of the prettiest English ch…

Honor, Awards and a Game

Tuesday Couch Potatoes: Made of Honor
Awards and a Game/Meme follow. Please scroll down a bit.

My pick for this week's TCP theme (wedding movie) is Made of Honor. I like the humor in it. We've all been to several weddings but how many of us can say I've been to one in which the maid of honor was a he? The scene which particularly cracked me up is when the priest mistook the maid of honor for a gay man =) If you're familiar with some of my likes, you'd know why I also love the Scotland location of the wedding. For more of the synopsis click here; and here's the trailer:
Head over to Just About Anything for more wedding movies.


My super duper bloggy friend Thom of Thom's Place for Well Whatever and fellow Mom Tetcha of Pensive Thoughts awarded me this Beautiful Blogger award. I have to list seven things about me so here they are:

1. I love wearing jeans more than skirts.
2. One of my favorite colors is purple.
3. I don't mind spending sunrise…