Friday, December 21, 2018

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week

1. Himself (and his companion, Kwai Chang Cane) earned his 5th degree black belt and the rank of Master. Besides the five,red stripes on his belt, he will also get to wear a red gi jacket. I'm so proud of him. Though I'm proud of him with or without the Master honorific.

2. Himself finished cooking dinner while I worked on Christmas projects.

3. Since we cooked a roast for dinner, Sunday was a fend for yourself day. (No cooking for me)

4. Himself had errands to run, asked if I wanted to go along and then we could go out to eat at the 99 Restaurant. No cooking? I'm in!

5. Today is the Winter Solstice and a quote from a Doctor Who Christmas special, "A Christmas Carol", sums up how I'm feeling. "On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact mid-point, everybody stops and turns and hugs. As if to say, “Well done. Well done, everyone! We’re halfway out of the dark.” Back on Earth we call this Christmas. Or the Winter Solstice."

How was your week?

And for those of you who didn't get Wednesday's joke:

Rudolph got his report card. Look at the grades. Notice his mark in His(tory).   Just like the song tells us:

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history"

and he did. His grade in history went from a B+ to a D. He went down in history.

You all may groan now.


  1. That's what we say around here. After today every day will get a little bit lighter. By Martin Luther King weekend we shall see a bit of a change, and that will be here before we know it right? Sounds like you had a good week and not a lot of kitchen time. And I noticed on your side bar you've lost a bit of weight. Congrats! Happy almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

    1. Was a good week. Celebrating at the Black Belt Dinner, Making/mailing Christmas cards, running errands, an not much cooking. A good week, indeed.

  2. Many congratulations to your hubby, what an accomplishment! Sounds like you have had a productive week with lots great treats 😁. Thanks for explaining the joke, it was way to clever for me πŸ˜‰. Wishing you a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend too! J 😊 x

    1. The joke was subtle and took me a bit to see it, too.

  3. What a great week. It was good you didn't have to cook, either. Congrats to your husband for his accomplishment. WOW.

    Thanks for explaining the joke, because I guess I didn't sing that far. Yes, I finally get it!!!

  4. Great week! Congrats to Himself! That's quite an accomplishment! :D

  5. Congratulations to Himself on this accomplishment! It takes time, dedication, and persistence to go this far, and I know you are both proud :) I love your Doctor Who quote. "Halfway out of the dark" -a season for hope :) There seems to be so much cooking this time of year that I affirm no-cooking options for some of the meals. We sometimes go the beef log and cheese ball route and have snack suppers lol

  6. Many congratulations to Himself on this accomplishment :)
    I do like the Dr Who quote!

    Happy Friday and Happy Holidays.

    All the best Jan

  7. Congrats to Himself! That is fantastic! I love the quote! Thank you! Big Hugs!