Friday Listday: Classy Folks Style

January 10, 2014

I had lots of visitors to my blog yesterday, guys. What does it say about us as a group of friendsies that my blog traffic spikes on the day I talk about toilets and blind date eavesdropping? We are classy people. We are meant to be, you guys.

It’s Friday! Let’s have a listday for old times’ sake.

1. Have we all seen this one by now? The clever, you guys. It speaks to me.

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2. For Christmas, my Auntie Faye got Andrew a sound machine. It is perfect for him. You can push buttons for a variety of noises — horns, screams, clapping, laughter, breaking glass, and various bodily noises that would not be approved of in the luxury bathroom. Andrew has been using his new toy while he teaches. (Nonstop.) Kids now know if he approves (applause) or is disappointed (the wah wah sound). I’m sure Andrew’s classes would love to personally thank you for this special gift, Faye. I’ll give them your phone number.

3. I have a delish recipe for you! My mom got this chocolate almond bark recipe from a friend and we made it over Christmas — it’s so quick and easy! Unfortunately, Jilly and I basically ate it all before we ever got to any Christmas celebrations. What I like about it is that it’s all good fat and no added sugar!

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 bags dark chocolate chips (If you’re going low sugar, look for chips with the highest cacao content you can find and no added sugar.)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

In a saucepan on the stove, melt the coconut oil over medium-low heat. Add the almonds and sauté for a few minutes until the almonds are light brown.

In a bowl, mix the chocolate chips, coconut, vanilla extract and almond extract. Pour the hot coconut oil/almond mixture into the bowl and stir until all the chocolate has melted. Pour the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet or 9×13 baking dish. Put in the fridge until hardened, and then break the almond bark into pieces. Store the chocolate in the fridge (the coconut oil makes it melt easily!).

4. Remember Baby Kangaroo Tribbiani? He’s the best. A ghost.

A ghost

5. Has everyone seen Frozen except me? I keep hearing really good things about it. I also want to see the new one about Walt Disney and the Marry Poppins lady. What’s it called again? Tom Hanks Wears a Mustache? Ryan From the Office Writes a Song? SuperCaliFragilisticThisWordIsTooLongToType? Anyhoo, want to see that. Also, I’m devastatingly behind on Parenthood (thanks no Hulu in Canada). Don’t tell me what’s been going on the last two weeks. Although, here’s my guess: Amber cries, Ray Romano stutters, Crosby is irresponsible, Sarah take a picture, Amber cries, Zeke talks about Vietnam, Amber cries, and all of our hearts are forever warmed. Is that about right?

6. This guy. He’s my favorite.

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7. Last week at church, we saw a video of a couple from the church who had recently given their lives to the Lord. Their story was powerful — release from alcohol addiction, recovery from cancer, and the graciousness of God who remembers His people in their distress. The lives of this couple have not been easy, but God has revealed Himself to them in really beautiful ways. At the end of the video was this verse from the book of Psalms.

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth. Psalm 65:5

Take time to bless God this weekend — the hope of everyone on earth.

So long and farewell!!

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2 Responses to “Friday Listday: Classy Folks Style”

  1. Michael said

    You aren’t the only one; I haven’t seen Frozen yet. I also haven’t seen Catching Fire yet. Alas.

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