Friday, March 04, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #129

It's still cold with lots of snow on the ground in my neck of the woods so I've put up my tulip button in the hopes that it will kick start spring around here.  Or at the very least, get the temps a little above the freezing mark.  I welcome you all to Friday's Fave Five.  If you are new you can take a peek here for the guidelines and then join right in.

So in no particular order here are mine:

1.  American Idol.  I know, it's sort of a shallow thing but I've really been enjoying the season this year.  The level of talent has been exceptional and I'm really liking the way new judges treat the contestants so far. I liked that they focused on the talent more than the weird on the audtions.   It's a nice way to click out for a couple of hours.

2.  Coffee night with a couple of the girls.  Monday night was frigid cold and snowing. Only three of us showed up for bible study so we just had a coffee night instead.  It's nice once in awhile and helps us get to know one another better.

3.  Warm socks.  I'm telling you, with this winter, and especially this below normal week,  warm socks is definitely making my list.

4.  Time to cook.  Cooking for my family is one of my favorite things to do.  It's a little stressful when there is a time crunch involved, but this week there seems to have been plenty of time to just relax and enjoy the process and then the results.  And of course hearing their appreciation is just icing on the cake.

5.  The Titanic Artifacts Exhibit.  All of you who knew we were debating on going were wondering if this was going to show up on the list, weren't you?  Well we went.  And we all loved it.  It was so interesting.  It made it very real, rather than just a story or movie.  When entering you were handed a boarding pass that had an actual passenger's name and information about them and what they were doing on the Titanic.  My passenger was a 30 year old woman from New York who was coming home after having purchased her wedding dress and was travelling alone in 2nd class.  It was very sobering when at the end you looked on a huge wall with all the names listed by the class they were travelling and you had to find whether they survived or were lost.  So many interesting facts and personal stories. Also very interesting to us was that a couple from the city where we saw the exhibit was on the Titanic and survived.  Apparently their hotel lost business after the tragedy because of rumors of how the husband happened to make it onto the lifeboats when there were still women and children who were still on the Titanic.  It gave their address when they lived in the city and I wanted to go see their home but time just ran out on us. It was so sad to read so many people chose to remain on the Titanic and wait to be rescued because they truly believed the ship was unsinkable.  Anyway I better quit talking about it because I will go on and on. Ha.  Sorta like the Celine Titanic theme song says.   Sorry no pics because it was not allowed.

Of course the whole day was special.  A day spent with family taking a little out of town trip, enjoying each other and ending it with a dinner at one of our fave restaurants.  It was mighty fine.  :v)

So what have been some of your favorite things been this week?  Link on up if you've done a post so we can come and visit.  Have a great weekend everyone!


Willow said...

Susanne, That Titanic exhibit sounds like a great but somber outing. It reminds me of visiting the Holocaus exhibit at the British War Museum in London where you hear the stories of people retold as you walk throug the exhibit.

Warm socks--yes, that would definitely make my list too! And a coffee night--which reminds me that I should call my friend and set up a date!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I love your list, but I'm especially glad to read that you went to the Titanic exhibit. It really was amazing to me. I truly was in tears in that final room, checking the wall, seeing the personal effects. Thanks again for hosting FFF.

Jientje said...

That Titanic exhibit sounds very interesting, I wish it would come to Antwerp! There is a new season of Idol here in Belgium as well, and I love to watch it too! The weather here has been very nice this past week, it's really starting to feel like Spring. I hope it stays that way.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you decided to see the Titanic exhibit, and that you enjoyed it so much!

I'm with you on coffee night and cooking without time pressure!

Thanks for hosting FFF, Susanne!

Faith said...

That's great that you got to go to the exhibit!! Fascinating stuff...and yay for dinners out, warm socks and time to cook. My list is in the process of getting written...been home for 2 days with severe back pain so am sluggish due to the muscle relaxants dr gave me! Hope you have a great weekend with warmer temps! :)

Brenda said...

Cooking is so much more enjoyable when there is time to do it, I completely agree! And warm socks are a fav i have never thought to list, but I need those all year round in SF!

Gattina said...

It's a pity that you still need warm socks ! Here it's getting a little warmer now.
The exhibition must have really been something special ! If ever it shows up here I won't miss it!

Jewel said...

It has been weeks, but I'm finally back, Susanne!

#2 is my favorite!!!

Lisa notes... said...

Call me shallow, too, Susanne. :-) I’m really enjoying American Idol more this season than ever. The talent has been amazing, and Steven Tyler has been such a surprisingly compassionate person.

ellen b. said...

I'm glad that the exhibit was well worth it and that you were not disappointed! We are really enjoying American Idol this time around, too. The judges have been very good. What a talented diverse bunch! Eating home cooked meals with family is so special. Have a wonderful weekend Susanne.

Barbara H. said...

I thought about listing some TV shows, too. There are things we love to watch together as a family and they really help on cold dark nights!

The coffee night sounds fun. I hate to stop what I am doing to go cook, but sometimes when there is time and energy I enjoy making something special.

The Titanic exhibit sounds interesting. There is a Titanic museum in Gatlinburg, about an hour from here, but we haven't gone. I thought it would be kind of morbid, but I like the way your exhibit there personalized it.

Karyn said...

the Titanic exhibit sounds very interesting.

A night out with a couple of friends on a cold, snowy night sounds wonderful!

Hazel said...

Wow the Titanic event sounds really interesting, one I would go to in a heart beat. Yay to warm socks and coffee time with friends.

Karen said...

I'm glad you went to see the exhibit! It sounds sobering, yet fascinating to see something so epic and historical up close.

I have a few "escape" t.v. shows. The latest is Harry's Law. I should have put it on my list!

Have a good weekend, Susanne.

Donnetta said...

I immediately noticed your spring button! YEAH. I'm taking any signs of spring I can get right now. :-)

Love that you got a coffee night with the girls!

And I'm with ya on the warm socks! Thanks, again, for sharing about your Titanic adventure! :-)