Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #29


Welcome, welcome. It's Friday's Fave Five. I've been looking forward to this all week. It's become a great part of my weekends, sitting with a cup of tea or coffee and reading everyone's favorite things from their week. If you're new here, details are here. If you've done a Fave Five post don't forget to sign on to Mr. Linky!


1. Today is SPRING! If you missed the memo, today is Spring. I can't remember the last time I've ever looked so forward to spring. I love winter too, but this year it just seemed to really be long and hard and cold. I'm so looking forward to daily swinging open the windows, to the sun warming the skin on my arms because I don't have to wear a coat, the longer days. And yes, I'm even looking forward to spring cleaning, although around here it is a more drawn out affair as chasing after 6 dayhome kids sorta takes priority in the days. :v)


2. Movie night with my sister. Man, we haven't done that for so long. It was so fun to have her over and break out the junk food, the pop, and watch The Guardian together. Mind you, it tooks us a bit longer to get through the movie due to all the pausing and rewinding 'cause we'd get chatting. LOL. Such is the way of sisters.


3. This blessing absolutely was my favorite thing. Hubby and I are still excited about how it came about. I can hardly wait.


4. The bedroom reno is done! We moved the last of the furniture back in today. I'm so proud of my hubby for the good job he did refinishing the hardwood of two bedrooms. He's never done it before and it turned out beautiful. As soon as the last of the dust is dusted and everything is where I want it, I post some pics.


5. With spring comes the Spring Reading Thing. I look forward to Katrina's reading challenge each year. I love to go through my books and to be read lists and decide which ones I want to read. And I love to go look at everyone else's lists and invariably my own list might change and I can count on my to be read list to grow by leaps and bounds. But mostly I just love to read. And provided the spring weather co-operates, I'll be able to do it on my deck soaking up the sun! Go on to the next post and have a peek at my list.


What were your favorite things from your week?




22 comments:

Willow said...

I love to read too! I always look forward to your book reviews. I am so glad for you too that you got such great tickets for the Celtic Thunder concert! Thank you again for hosting this each week. It's a highlight for me.

Jientje said...

Yes!! Spring!! Makes my heart sing too! I did some Spring cleaning as well, I painted my kitchen ceiling!

Janet said...

Thanks again for hosting this meme. And thanks for telling me spring is officially here! I DID miss that memo... but I could feel it in the air.

I'm going to investigate the Spring Reading Thing. That looks interesting!

Brenda said...

Sounds like a great week. I have some good reading to do in the days ahead as well

Jen said...

I love spring too just not the pollen that comes with it....but love the temps.

nikkipolani said...

Oh, I'm liking your reading list below! Congrats to your husband for a job well done with the renovations!

Barbara H. said...

The spring reading thing is on my list as well, for many of the same reasons. And I am SO gad it is spring!

It's so nice to get a renovation done! I'll be looking forward to the pictures. Glad you had a great night with your sister!

Thom said...

I'm so glad it's spring. You had a great week. My first attempt is posted :)

Islandsparrow said...

I'm writing about Spring too!

I'll be so interested to read your blog post about that concert - they way you got the tickets was such a blessing!

Hmmm spring cleaning - I have to get on that one!

Happy weekend Suzanne!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Thanks for hosting!

The Correspondent said...

What a great list, Susanne!

I love FFF for many reasons, but one of them is finding out about new things, such as Celtic Thunder. I look forward to previewing their music. They seem like the kind of group and music that Elinor Jane would love!

Hooray for Spring (and for Zyrtec)!

Jerralea said...

What a great list! My daughter was just telling me your story about Celtic Thunder tickets last night. She said she had clicked on some link, she doesn't even know how she did it, and there your story was about thinking the tix were $345 and then getting them half price on St. Pat's day. She never said your name so I didn't know it was you!

Anyway, I'm so excited for you. I'm glad the Lord gave you the desire of your heart!

Angie said...

I'm particapting in the Spring Reading Thing too! :)

I'm glad it's Spring too but I'm not looking forward to spring cleaning but it needs to be done.

Kari said...

Movies nights are always great and I love too read too.
Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!

Chatty Kelly said...

Are sister nights great?? I love my sister nights.

Great list! Happy Friday!

Faith said...

I love reading as well! your bedroom sounds great. and I too am happy it is finally the spring season.
My 5 things are going up next....not feeling too great..have flu like symptoms (body aches, chills, cough) which I think my hubby passed to me. It's my 2nd bout with it this school year! working with little ones at the school sure doesn't help! enjoy your weekend!

Booklassie Dee said...

Wow, I've never heard of Celtic Thunder. I shall have to check them out. How great that you got the tickets. And yes....Spring cleaning. Well, I have started and that's something, I guess.

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Happy happy Spring to you my friend:)!!! Yea our kiddo's can get some energy out!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful time at your concert...and I look forward to your pics of the new rooms.

Have a great weekend.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Look at this thriving carnival! I'm going to try to jump back in next week. I still do not get how you and Mocha L read so much. Where do you find the time?

Barb said...

Happy first day of spring, Susanne. I'm with you - I'm thrilled it's finally spring, and our winter wasn't nearly as bad as yours. I'm just looking forward to working in the yard and planting flowers.

Can't wait to see the after photos now that he's done with your room. I can almost hear the sigh of relief, all the way here in Colorado. I'm sure you're glad to have your hallway clear again and all the dust and debris gone. :-)

gail@more than a song said...

Movie night plus sisters always equals fun! I can see why your concert would be your fave thing this week, great story. Looking forward to your redo pics too.

joyfulnotes said...

Your favorites were so uplifting! I didn't get to do my Friday Faves this week, but I definitely had a few! :)