20 February 2015

Five Favorites for This Friday

BRRRR!!  It's mighty cold out there today in Philadelphia.  But it *is* winter, and though I'm glad I don't have to work outside today, winter weather is supposed to be cold.  I store up these days in my memory to console myself during the summer.  ;-)

In any event, it is Friday, so let's see what has pleased me over the past week.

1.  Last weekend could actually be all five of these things, but I'll call it #1 here.  We traveled home to West Virginia, and visited with lots of family.  We had bought tickets to a concert that weekend for everyone who was interested, as a Christmas gift.  So besides all the fun we had just being together, we got to hear Tim and Mollie O'Brien perform with the Wheeling Symphony.  Tim and Mollie grew up in Wheeling, so it was a homecoming event.  And it was fabulous.  Plus they are a lot of fun.

2.  Pittsburgh.  We headed home last Thursday, and everyone else was arriving on Friday evening, so The Tim and I headed to Pittsburgh for the day.  We went to the Frick Art & Historical Center, which neither of us had visited before, and then we had a wonderful ramen noodle soup lunch at a local noodle place.  The perfect lunch for a cold day!

3.  President's Day.  We returned to Philadelphia Sunday evening, and it was soooo nice to still have a holiday on Monday, and not have to go back to work right away.

4.  Hats, scarves, mittens, socks.  They make going outside in the uber cold possible, and mean that cabin fever is less likely to occur.  Of course, hand knits are the best, but any that are warm make the cut.

5.  Soup.  It would be hard for me to count the ways I love soup - pretty much any kind.  But I am particularly fond of potato soup and mushroom soup.  I also tried this recipe (vegetarian-ally adapted), and it was not just easy to make, but extremely yummy!  It will definitely go into the soup rotation.

So I have to say that even though it's been cold, and I have not felt particularly motivated to do much of anything at all, it's been a good week for all of us.  I hope your week has gone well, and that you are keeping warm.

Happy weekend to everyone!


Lorraine said...

We're having -32C temps today. Even for Toronto, that's cold.

I feel for that weiner dog!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like, in spite of the bitter cold, you had a great week.

I guess I'm one of the "crazy folk". I actually like Philadelphia more in the winter than the summer. Of course, I no longer LIVE there in the winter, but I have visited often.

It's the best city EVER!

Lorette said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Wintergrass is here next weekend, Mollie O'Brien is performing, but not Tim. I love listening to both of them.

The cartoon cracks me up. That is poor Lewey's problem with his short legs.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Warm woolies are definitely one of my favourites in winter too!

Caffeine Girl said...

I am so jealous that you got to visit Pittsburgh. I lived there when I was in my 20s, and I just loved it. I hope it is still as authentic and ethnic as it was in the 80s!

Mereknits said...

I love the cartoon, stay warm. Hugs,