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!