Friday, August 29, 2008

Fave Five for Friday 3

Hello and welcome to Fave Five for Friday. Sorry it's so late this morning. Slept in a bit. Comes with four nights of not good sleep, I guess. Anway. Hope you play along. It's very simple. Just list your favorite five things from the week. It can be anything from jokes to music to food. It's a fun way to get to know more about each other and maybe make new friends, find new blogs or new things to try. Expand our world's a bit. Make it as detailed as you like, but the more detail the more fun! Don't forget to link to this site and sign the Mr. Linky so I can come and read your favorites.

So moving along with mine. It was interesting because I haven't been blogging all week, but here's a few things that tickled my fancy this week:

1. This post about the Texas heat over at A Home Away From Home. I'm not from Texas but it cracked me right up! By the way, Tori and her husband are missionaries in Croatia.

2. Olympic moment: the game between US and Russia to see who moved onto the gold medal game. Edge of the seat action through out the whole game. Came down to the very last match point. US won by only the 2 points mandatory to win a game.


3. Too cool purse. Miche Bags. These are too cool. I can't even remember where I first saw these but now I want one.

4. Thrift stores. Without our little second hand stores this week I would have had to pay through the nose for things like curtains and kitchen chairs for Kay's new apartment. And them windows were big, and you couldn't just slap cheap blinds into them. So thank God for thrift stores. We curtained up the whole place for less than $20 and got 4 kitchen chairs that totally suit the girls for $1.99 a piece.

5. Gas stations in the middle of nowhere. Yes, yesterday this was my favorite thing! Even though they gouged me and I paid 6 cents/litre more than anywhere else, their sign rising on the horizon almost made me do a happy dance. But I couldn't because I was driving. But they saved my hide, let me tell you. I didn't fill up in one of the bigger cities along the way thinking I still had lots in the tank. Little did I know that we would face headwinds that just put a straw into my tank and sucked for all they were worth. It was sooo windy that we used more gas coming home with empty vans than we did driving up there with vans loaded to the ceiling with stuff like a queen bed and couches and dressers and boxes stuffed with stuff. So yes, the mirage gas station who gouged me and every other motorist panicing at their empty tanks made my favorites list.

6. Going to see our singing waiter live for his "homecoming". I know, I know, this is six. But I almost forgot this. It was fun to take Tia and a friend of hers to see the singing waiter in his hometown homecoming and cheer him on as he came in and sang for us, which they tape for CTV. He has now made the top 3. How exciting. This video is actually at the fair and exhibition that evening rather than at the hometown gathering. My video wasn't as nice so I thought I'd give you guys the better one.

So what's your favorites from this week?

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Susanne ,that was fun...thanks for hosting.. Did you see Anne Murray on CI???? just amazing of course..

Faith said...

I love those bags too but boy they sure aren't in my budget this season!
Glad you found some great buys at the thrift store! Hopefully I linked correctly to mine.

Lana G! said...

Welcome back! Love this idea you have for Fridays!

Forgot about the Olympics! They were great. Love thrift stores!!

Your gas station one cracked me up - so true.

Beck said...

Now I'm feeling stupid for never ever checking thrift stores for my own windows - that was a steal!

ellen b said...

Howdy Susanne!
Yes to Thrift stores. Boy do they always help me when I'm in a pinch. Exciting for your singing waiter!!

Anna Christensen said...

Thanks for posting! I decided to do some of my baby's favorite things. :)

nikkipolani said...

Hello Susanne! I came via Ellen B and enjoyed participating in this week's FFF :-) Nice to meet you!

Sandra said...

Susanne that was fun to read ;)

Jen said...

I enjoyed this. And I heart thrift stores too....love them. I hope Kay is doing well and you too.....

gail@more than a song said...

I hope you're doing good after a big week! How fun about your waiter!
I jumped in this week too.

Jen said...

I played along again this week! Thanks for the link to the Miche Bags they are very cute.

Julia said...

Mine is actually a combination of things found in the last 2 weeks. I really like those bags in your fab five! And I'm glad your singing waiter is doing so well!

Barbara H. said...

You know, you'd think I'd be able to look back over the week and come up with five favorite things...but I am drawing a blank as to what has happened this week, except for lunch with a friend. I'll have to try to make note of things during the week to list on Fridays.

That was a great deal on curtains and chairs! Sometimes I check thrift stores and find nothing, other times there is great stuff.

Org Junkie said...

My girlfriend just bought the local thrift store and it has been so awesome. I'm now on hotline for all the great things that come in LOL. They certainly are the best aren't they.

Glad you got your daughter settled. How are you holding up? Will you posting pictures of her new place?

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Susanne,
This looks fun! I will have to play next week.....

Tammy said...

This was fun...I should play along sometime, too!

I use to visit Home away from Home, so when you mentioned her, I hopped right on over, and it was just as funny as you said! :D

We watched the Olympics like crazy this month, too...I saw several edge of your seat games and races also...I think this year I enjoyed it more than any other I can remember!

Although I didn't actually participate, I realized I just now posted my own favs and not so favs from this week!

Have a great weekend, Susanne!
~~Tammy

Shalee said...

Oh that thrift store is a fabulous blessing, as well as the gas station in the middle of nowhere!

I've been rooting for your waiter, but I can't vote. I have a feeling that he'll do just fine even if he doesn't win...

Favorite for me? Kids at school, me at home with a husband who didn't have to leave for work until later. (wink wink)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Why, oh why; oh why, oh why, oh why, did you link to that bag site?? I am doomed. Glad you're back. I only cried once this week, the day he left. I know what you're going through. I miss him and his mountains of laundry.