This has been a bit of an up and down week for me, so I was looking forward to doing this just so that I could see that yes, there were bright moments. And once I started there were much more than five but I picked these ones to list here.
1. Beck's mockathon of O magazine's Christmas gift suggestion list. Is it the toys in the stores? The Christmas paraphenelia spilling out of the aisles that signals the season has started? No. It's Beck's annual grading of the gift suggestions pushed by this magazine. This is quickly becoming a traditional laugh fest around here and we can hardly wait for this post to come. And the comments are just as good. Go grab a coffee, read and shake your head at the ridiculousness of some of the suggested gifts for a country in a finacial mess. But make sure you swallow before each one. Because you will laugh. Updated to add Beck has Part II up now here.
2. Watching the Amazing Race. A Sunday night tradition around here. I really miss my oldest daughter watching it with me, though. And she doesn't have cable or an antenna so we can't even text discuss it, but it is quickly becoming a tradition with my other two kids now.
3. My PVR. Or DVR/Tivo if you're a south of the border friend. I love this thing. I can tape the aforementioned Amazing Race and save it for aforementioned daughter for when she comes to visit and we'll make a marathon of it. I can tape a show and watch it at my convenience, I can fast forward commercials, pause and rewind live tv. Love it.
4. Operations Christmas Child. I love, love, love everything about this ministry. "The Power of a Simple Gift" is their theme and it is oh so true. From teaching my children about giving and praying for other children in other parts of the world, to the shopping for it with each of my children, to the packing and the praying as a church over the boxes it is an absolute joy for me. I am challenged with each newsletter they send about good things that have happened in communities and with individuals and families that have recieved the boxes. You can read about some of those here if you've never quite known where that box goes and what all it can do to open dooors in communities.5. Bacon Double Cheeseburgers. I know, I know. Calorie city. I only have them once in a blue moon for that very reason. They are definitely not a health conscious choice. But one of the those blue moons was yesterday. And boy did I enjoy every. single. bite. Yummy. I'm not expecting another craving now until at least 2009. :vSo what were your favorite things from this last week. What has tickled your fancy, made your week, made you smile? Write up a post and come and sign Mr. Linky so that we can all come and enjoy what was your favorites.