Thursday, April 02, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #31

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Hi, welcome to Friday's Fave Five. If you're new here and would like to join in you can just click on the button in my sidebar for info. Then jump right in! I'm ready to jump right in this week. After a few hard weeks, it was really nice having quite a few things to narrow down to just five this week. But that's the great thing about looking back and finding the good things from my week. When it's been a harder week it focuses me on looking at the good things in my life and when it's been an easier week it just makes me even more grateful. So let's get started:


1. This picture in a Ruby Tuesday post by Jientje. What a great shot. It just got me thinking how if we're not paying attention so many great things pass us by and we don't even realize it. Way to go Jientje, noticing and capturing that great pic!


2. Knowing it's only one more day to picking up my girl for her visit home. The visits are too few and far between for this mom. I can hardly wait to have her home for 10 wonderful days. Subsequently it might be a bit quiet on the ol' blog next week.




3. Sunshine. Thursday morning brought warm, beautiful sunshine. Even after the flurries of Wednesday, there was the gorgeous blue sky and sunshine. Needless to say we spent a fair bit of the morning outside playing and soaking it up. Ahhh, nothing like kid's laughing and playing, a cup of coffee, a good book and sunshine!


4. Playing with different features on my camera. And taking pics of the flowers hubby got me last week. I found features I didn't even know were on my camera. And I think I got some nice shots with no playing around on any photo program. I wouldn't have a clue how to do that. LOL. I just now, after a year of owning this camera, figured out it had other features than shoot and click, for heaven's sake. A photo program would really tax my techy lacking brain. ;v)




Not pro by any means but a relaxing, fun half hour.

5. The purge. Getting a big chunk of the sort and purge finished. It's like a huge weight off my shoulders. I don't know, but come spring it's like all the "stuff" that's laying around in the house starts to weigh me down and I get to the point where I start going through the rooms like a mad woman getting things out. Things I'd been hanging onto all of a sudden lose their appeal and into the pile they go. Bye, bye to a huge bag of clothes, a bag of stuffed animals, a box of 3 coffee carafes and a dozen coffee cups, a huge box of assorted stuff and 2 stacking chairs.


Along with this pile of stuff that's going to the thrift store 2 huge bags of stuff went into the garbage. It's almost as good as losing weight. Almost. ;v)
What's been the favorite things from your week? If you've done a Fave Five post sign on to Mr. Linky so that we can come and visit and enjoy your faves along with you!


34 comments:

Willow said...

These are great faves this week, Susanne. I can identify with the desire to 'throw it all out the door' and clean it all up. The new camera is taking great photos!

Michelle said...

Wonderful Fave Five Susanne and how does Willow do it everyweek??? lol.
Good for you for doing the purge!!

Kari said...

I love the photo's you took with your camera. Great list for the week. I think I need to do what you did too and purge - a whole heap of stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.
And lastly hoping that your 10 days with your girl are very special ones.

Thom said...

Great Fave Five. Those pictures look so professional. And I need to purge :)

Jientje said...

Wow!! Thanks for the link!! But you have done a great job with your camera as well!!
Enjoy your time with your daughter, Susanne, I know how precious that is!

Janet said...

Your flower pictures are SO beautiful!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

She is so beautiful.

Jen said...

Great list....I need to take more time with my camera. I may do that this week.
I'm glad you get to see your girl...enjoy her.

nikkipolani said...

I'm like you, Susanne, and love a good purge. It's amazing what gets saved over the years! Your photos are lovely - hope you keep exploring and experimenting with that camera - and happy weekend!

The Correspondent said...

Those are beautiful pictures with your camera.

HOORAY for THE PURGE! I love getting rid of excess junk, and I have the same problems you do with stuffed animals and coffee mugs.

Have a great visit with your daughter!

ellen b said...

Oh purges are so good. Love the photo of you and daughter. I get to go to Washington on Thursday for 10 days! yippee. Love your experimenting. Blessings on your weekend Susanne!

Mo said...

Wow...the pics are great! I need to "play" with my camera too - I'm certain it HAS to do more than point-and-shoot (or, maybe that's a function of the camera "holder"? LoL)

Good for you on the super spring cleaning! I could use you around here...hope you have a fabulous visit with your daughter, and a wonderful weekend ahead!

Jerralea said...

I love the pictures you took of your flowers! Makes me want to read the manual that came with my camera!

I totally love to declutter, too. I'm ready to start in - spring just does it to a person, I think.

Have a wonderful visit with your girl!

Brenda said...

How nice for you that your daughter is coming home for spring break. My son gets here tomorrow as well. We are always happy to have them home and see them again :)

Laura said...

That's an AWESOME purge! Wow...that is the feeling I'm addicted to. Ahh it is the best :)

LOVE those pictures you took!

We are celebrating my daughter's 12 birthday this weekend so I'm off to make a cake.

Islandsparrow said...

What a sweet picture of the sisters!

I have a lot of fun playing with my camera too - I'm like you - I don't understand 1/4 of its features.

Congratulations and thanks for your cleaning frenzy report - I need inspiration

Enjoy your visit with your daughter - I can hardly wait for mine to come home. She will be full of stories!

Karyn said...

Very nice photos, Susanne!

Great list, all around!

julie said...

I love your photos. I should learn more about my camera.

Cherie said...

I can see Mr. Linky this week! Yay! That should have been in my Fave Five. LOL What beautiful pictures, and how nice that you get to have your girl home with you for a while. Have a wonderful time. :)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Great faves! How exciting to have your daughter coming home soon. I'm in the mood to do some serious purging as well...it is a great feeling.

Faith said...

awesome faves and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Those flower pics!! there's nothing like getting rid of old stuff and hoping others can benefit from it. My car trunk is currently full of old mugs, pictures/paintings, boots, etc for Goodwill....hopefully I can get over there on MOnday after this crazy weekend of the show! My list will be up very soon...was a long day at work and then errands....

Linda said...

I always enjoy your friday faves Susanne. I know how you feel about getting rid of some of the clutter. As I fought my way out of my closet the other day I thought it would be a good time to sort and give away.
Have a blessed weekend. So glad you have warm sunshine!

Angie said...

Hope you and your daughter have a lovely visit. :)

Love the pics of the flowers, very pretty.

Barb said...

What a nice photo of the two of you, Susanne. Mandy will be here next week, so you and I both will have our long distance daughters back home for a while.

Doesn't it feel good to give stuff to charity and throw things away? I tell you, when I get in that mood, nothing is safe around here. LOL Good for you!

Beck said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL flower pictures, Susanne! I'm so happy for you that your daughter will be home TOMORROW!

annie said...

beautiful pictures!

Sandra said...

Love all the photos and glad you're having fun with your new camera :)

Barbara H. said...

I missed doing this today -- it was one of those on the go all day types of a day.

Those pictures are gorgeous! I've been getting rid of some things but need to do a greater purge.

Hope you ave a great week with your daughter!

Karen said...

So sorry, I messed up my first listing:( It was for an old post.

Love your favorites this week. It's so nice when the "grown up kids" come home again. My son will be home next weekend and I can't wait. 19 isn't too grown up;)

I've enjoyed sunshine and purging this week, too! Spring is a great time to throw open the windows and get rid of all the stuff that weighs us down.

Enjoy your weekend, Susanne.

Shalee said...

Oh yay! She'll be home before you know it and what a glorious time that will be. (That is a gorgeous picture of you both!)

We've been going through the purge around here too. You should see my basement! And I thought I had gotten rid of all my extra stuff before the move. I guess it goes to show that you can always re-evaluate what's important around your place!

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

You have inspired me to read my camera's manual :)! Your pics are so pretty. And I too have the declutter bug....I have 10 bags of stuff headed to Good Will today!

the voice of melody said...

What do you mean you're not a pro by any means? You could have fooled me with these terrific flower shots!

Have a wonderful week with your daughter! :)

Lisa writes... said...

Your girl is so beautiful!

joyfulnotes said...

I didn't get to do a Friday Fave Five post this week, but I enjoyed yours! I hope you are enjoying your time with your daughter!