Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #47

Oh dear, my body came home but I think my brain stayed on vacation! I totally forgot to auto-post this. Nothing like waking up in a sheer panic as a realized this in the fog of waking up. Sheesh, sorry guys. If you're new, please check out what it's all about here and then join right in. We always welcome and love someone new to visit! And for the rest of us, I'm really, really looking forward to coming around and reading your faves.

1. Visiting my girl. Nothing can top getting a 4 day visit with with your girl who miss terribly. Well, nothing except maybe a week long visit which is what I'll get next week when she comes home. But for this week we went there. It's so nice to see her getting on fine, doing so well for herself. We delivered her a starter vehichle, which her Granny sold her for a buck, so now she won't have to rely on everyone else for rides. The whole visit was nice and relaxed and we had her for the whole time as she took a couple of days off. Loved it!

2. Shopping in a different city. I always find this fun. I don't know what it is but it is fun checking out a mall you've never been too. And we got to go to one of my favorite stores which we don't have in my city, HomeSense, where hubby bought me a lovely mantle decoration.

3. Perfect travel weather. It wasn't smoking hot and it wasn't cold. Perfect for travelling. There was cloud coverage for parts of it so the sun wasn't blinding me. It was just perfect.

4. Coming home to a clean house. I cleaned before I left, so it was awesome coming home to a clean home and not feeling pressure to start picking up and cleaning right away. I could just relax and unpack at my leisure. I don't have to be back at work till next Tuesday so I can stock the cupboards and still "vacation" without freaking out about cleaning.

5. Coming home to sitting a reading your faves with a nice hot cup of coffee and not be interrupted a million times by a pre-schoolers needing attention. While I love my job this is a very nice thing about vacation. I can actually read the faves on a Friday morning in my jammies, with hot coffeee and no interruptions. Ahhhh. A mini vacation in itself.

What were your favorite things from your week? Do up a post and sign on Mr. Linky so that we can come and visit you. Everyone is welcome!

*Updated: I'm linking my fave five up with a sweet 12 year old's idea for "Positive Day" in the internet today, sharing those things in our life that are positive. If you're so inclined, her link is here.


28 comments:

ellen b said...

oops I don't know how I got on there twice. :0) I was wondering when it would dawn on your relaxed vacation brain that today was Friday!! No worries girl...bloggers are human after all. Your favorites this week are great. How sweet that your girl can have her own transportation. I love shopping in different places, too. Coming home to a clean house is always wonderful. Have a great weekend Susanne!!

Hazel said...

That's what I love about grannies. They give such wonderful gifts. It's great that you had such a fun vacation. I love coming home to a clean house too. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Donnetta said...

AH, vacation! NICE! I love coming home to a clean house. Doesn't always happen but I sure like it when it does!

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!

Gattina said...

Forgetting something happens in the best families, lol ! and you really have a good excuse it's always nice to visit our children, I prefer that then the other way around, because then I feel on holidays, lol ! Of course I also love when our son visits us, but then he just is as if he was never gone.

Finding Pam said...

You gave us a wonderful view of you fave five week. It is great that you went to see your daughter. How nice to bring her GM'car as well.

Rarely do we get to vacation. Usually we are going to help a child or someone, but it is nice to get away. I am always suprised to see how clean my home looks because I usually think it is dirty.

Have a blessed weekend.
Pam

nikkipolani said...

Man, your week sounded really good! Good visit, good shopping, good weather, clean house, and vacation freedom! YAY!

Jientje said...

I can see why your girl comes first! I feel the same! Well, you had a perfect week again Susanne, I'm so happy for you!Coming home to a clean house is wonderful, I like to clean before I leave too. Thanks for adding my link, and even more for linking up to Positive Day. I think this girl will have the time of her life if we all link up to this! It's even on Facebook now!

Karyn said...

your post is so restful and peaceful.....time with your girl, shopping, gifts, clean house, relaxation.....I'm glad you've had such a good week!

proudgrits11 said...

Sounds like such a great time with your daughter!! Isn't that a nice treat, especially with good weather and plenty of down time! And coming home to a clean house IS lovely--I'm glad you get to read in your pjs and relax!! :)

Islandsparrow said...

There you are! Checked in just in time to sign up before I head to the beach :)

I'm so glad you are having a relaxing time

xo
k

Brenda said...

I love shopping in a different city as well. Sometimes different cities have different products too, and thats always fun.

My adult 'kids" just walked out the door, its always so nice to have them around :)

Lisa notes... said...

I enjoyed visiting with my daughter, too, on my F.F.F. I know you'll enjoy having her even more next week!

And yes, it is SO nice to come home to a clean house! :-)

Kari said...

Looks like you had another great week. Visiting your daughter, shopping, great weather and coming home to a clean house. Oh it can't get any better than that.
Thanks for sharing and Happy weekend!!

Jerralea said...

So glad you're having a good week! I love coming home to a clean house, too, but it doesn't always happen that I have time to clean before I go.

I love to shop in different cities, too. It's funny, even the same store but in a different town can mean some different bargains.

Rebecca said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation. I used to direct a preschool...I can relate!

Thom said...

Glad you had a good time with you daughter. Good weather, clean house...what more can ya ask for. Happy Positive Day, 2009 :)

The Petersons-hairstyles for girls said...

I love coming home to a clean house! Nothing can beat that.

Marg said...

Sounds like you had a great week away. It sure is hard to blog once you've been gone. I keep saying "I'm brain dead"
Happy for your daughter's car...What a relief for her and of course to sit in your jammies? Enjoy those few extra days in a nice clean comfortable home.

jennifer said...

Your Fav Five are perfect for Positive Day! I think I am going to slip over and check it out.

I had to laugh when you said your body came home but your brain stayed on vacation. I left my brain at the Grand Canyon - we were there about 14 years ago :)

Thanks for linking up today!

shopannies said...

glad you had a great time

Dianne said...

an excellent 5!!

I remember when I was in labor I cleaned the house knowing I'd be so happy to come home to it LOL

it's a habit that stuck

Willow said...

I love cleaning house before I leave so I come home to a nice clean place! Thanks for the link to A Positive Day. It was fun to check it out over there and post my fave fives.

Enjoy your vacation and your time with your girl!

Barb said...

What a nice list, Susanne. Your vacation sounds like heaven. I had an unexpected week off too and like you, I've enjoyed every moment.

Hooray for the starter car!

Barbara H. said...

I'm so sorry to have missed this today! I've been on the run all day. Sounds like you have had an exceptionally wonderful week!

Travis said...

I'm here from Jen's linky.

I definitely know what you mean about returning home to a clean house.

Happy Positive Day!

Beck said...

It sounds like a wonderful week! My grandpa sold us his car for a buck, too. Grandparents are lovely people.

Carie said...

Hm, I was thinking about coming home from vacation to a clean house! That's nice!

Jamie said...

Coming home to a clean house is a great feeling! Glad you had a great week.