Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday's Fave Five #170
Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. A place to just reflect back upon our week and find blessings, big or small. What has made your week worthwhile, what has brought a smile, a little happy or helped you to carry through. I know for some of us, this season is just plain hard and the blessings are harder to find. But I encourage you to try to find them. If not five of them, then maybe even just one or two.
1. Performance that moves my emotions. This performance at this year's Royal Variety Performance is beautiful. I am not in any way an opera fan but I cannot stop watching this. I love the voices and I love the arrangement of the instruments. I'm driving my kids nuts 'cause it's one of those songs I have to play loud. I wish I could sing like that.
Boy, who knew Nicole S. could sing like that?
"Miss Potter" when I wasn't feeling good last week. Several times I hummed and hawwed over it when at the video store, that is when we still had them. Finally I picked it up at the library and I'm glad I did. It's the story of Beatrix Potter who wrote the children's books about Peter Rabbit. It is not a fast moving or action picture by any means, but unfolds it's story, piece by piece. Perfect for the time I watched it.
3. Homemade cream of potato soup. With bacon. Everything's better with bacon. Yummy. Comfort food, nice and hot, at the end of a busy day.
4. Purchasing snow tires for my daughter's car. I feel a bit better about her driving home for Christmas and then back again to where she lives. She absolutely hates taking the bus especially at busy holiday times. And even then we drive an hour and half to go pick her up at the station. She is an adult so insisting she take a bus is no longer an option. So the plunge to get snow tires, while costly, is peace of mind.
5. My first Christmas card via snail mail arrived this week. Thank you, Laura. You made my day. I love getting cards but they are getting fewer and fewer every year with less people sending them. Makes me kinda sad and long for the days from childhood where every surface in my Mom's living room was covered with cards by Christmas time.
Join us and share your favorites from the week. Don't forget to sign onto to Mr. Linky linking directly to your post for the day and not your home page, please. Have a wonderful and, hopefully, restful last weekend before Christmas!