FFF ~ Marching Along…

It’s that time of the week when we look back and choose our favorites. Susanne at Living to tell the Story is our hostess and you can click on the logo above to get to her site and join in this worthwhile exercise. Here are my 5 for this past week.

1. Dinner with our kids on Tuesday evening. I made a Russian favorite Golubtsi Голубцы (stuffed cabbage).


2. Elizabeth Goudge books. I re-read The Bird in the Tree and now I’m continuing on with the 2nd book in the series called Pilgrim’s Inn/Herb of Grace. The 3rd book is Heart of the Family. I also was able to check out one of her books I’ve not read yet called The Castle on the Hill.


3. More books including travel books for Washington D. C.  After checking out different travel guides from the library to determine which guides I liked best I ordered my own copy last week. I also ordered a box of 50 cards that spell out 50 different walks around D.C. The cards are great because they are easy to follow with a map and the route outlined on one side and a description of what you will see on the other. Groupon, an online site offers deals via email that alerts you to special deals in the many cities across the U.S.A. Besides Seattle I signed up to get Washington D.C. deals emailed to me. I’m concentrating on the dining deals since we’ll be eating all of our meals out. I’ve gotten 2 great half-price deals already.  Along with my travel books I ordered The Amish Cook’s Baking Book and I’m looking forward to trying some of the recipes.

4. Road Trip on Saturday with Dear to Cabela’s and the state capitol. It’s been a while since Dear and I took off on a Saturday. It was a good diversion from the regular. The weather was nice, too. We shopped, had a wonderful meal, and saw some great sights!


5. Whoohoo! My 2011 packet with my season tickets and new Sounders Season ticket member scarf was delivered by our son Josh. The season begins at Qwest field on Tuesday evening against the L.A. Galaxy. Happy Days are here again.


So how did your week go and what are some of your favorites?

I’m watching what’s going on in Japan and the countries affected by the Tsunami warnings this morning. Praying for the people of Japan and that the Hawaiian Islands stay safe.

Psalm 46: 1-3 (ESV)

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

From The Message

God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

22 thoughts on “FFF ~ Marching Along…

  1. Golubtszi – yum!
    My mother (your mother’s friend from long ago!) sent over two night’s worth of them to our house last week ~ our children (AND I) wiped them out in one night! Talk about the ultimate comfort food!

  2. So our oldest daughter got to go to D.C. for her college graduation gift. One of her favorite things to do was the monument night tour…..she got amazing shots of everything all lit up.

  3. I too have an Amish cookbook from a TV show from long ago, Cookin in Amish Country. Fun. Will you be in DC for the cherry blossoms? I didn’t ever think about signing up for Groupon for another city. Brilliant.

    I was unaware of the Japan event until I read your blog. WOW! The TV is on now!

  4. That sounds like a great idea to get those walking tour guides before going to DC. I’ve never been — my oldest two boys went on senior trips.

    One of my friends is a major Elizabeth Goudge fan. I haven’t read any of her books yet.

  5. I LOVE cabbage rolls. They look delicious.

    Your post was helpful to me, as we’re thinking of making a trip to DC this year. I’m looking for resources, so thank you!

    Enjoy your weekend, Ellen.

  6. What an elegant table you set! Wouldn’t matter what was served, it would taste better with such a pretty atmosphere.

    You have green grass already!? I’m jealous. We’re a LONG way from that…..we’ll have to endure flooding first, I’m sure, with all the snow we’ve gotten this year. I hate driving on muddy roads.

    The Scripture you’ve chosen is perfect for what is going on, thanks for sharing it.

    Hope your Sounders do well this season!

  7. That Amish baking book sounds great! That’s a beautiful table you set. I’m not familiar with Elizabeth Goudge — I’ll have to check her books out.

    Enjoy the green grass! Have a great week.

  8. Yay to books and reading. Castle on the Hill sounds like something I would want to read. Golubtsi is a new to me word, although cabbage is not but I guess it’s yummy nonetheless. Happy weekend!

  9. You’ll have so much fun wearing your scarf to the games! I love getting all the information for walks and restaurants for a new place I’m visiting–The Professor says that planning is half the fun!

  10. We have those cards for walking tours of San Francisco, they really are fun to have and teach you a lot! Have you ever heard of GroupOn? They might have some deals for DC, I use it a lot in SF for eating out.

  11. Family dinners are blessings! I’m glad you had the opportunity to make a special meal for the occasion.

    My mother-in-law makes stuffed cabbage (Hungarian style) but I haven’t learned how. I should: my husband would be thrilled if I did.

    I have the Amish Cook’s Baking Book, and I love it! Gorgeous pictures, too.

    Psalm 46 has been turning up so many times in the past week or so. It’s fitting for many situations.

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