Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday's Fave Five #252

Hi everyone, she says, scuffling her toe on the floor.  I totally apologize for the absence of FFF last week.  For those who didn't read my post yesterday, I was away at a women's conference and had auto-posted the FFF.  Or so I thought.  Apparently, in all the hectic moments of getting ready, I pushed the save button rather than the publish button.  So no FFF showed up.  Which leads me right into my first FFF for this week.

1.  Caring bloggy friends who checked up on me to make sure all was all right.  What a sweet bunch of friends I have made in this world of blogging.  Thanks so much for the care.

2.  The women's conference.  I am still processing and thinking on everything experienced and learnt.  It was amazing to meet together with 600 other women.

3.  Getting to know other women from my own church.  There were 6 of us who drove up and attended the conference and I roomed with 2 I didn't know well.  What an honor to get to know them better and hear their dreams for their families and lives.  Deeper friendships formed from this weekend.

4.  A surprise great deal.  Last night hubby and I did our Thanksgiving shopping run.  If you aren't Canadian you might not know it is our Thanksgiving this weekend.  Anyway, hubby and I were keeping an eye out for a small carpet we needed beside the bed.  Nothing seemed to suit or was way over what we wanted to spend.  Finally we came across one we agreed on.  It was the last one left and it was sort of tossed on a pile in the $49.99 bin.  After humming and hawwing over the price, it was still too much in our opinion, we rolled it up and took it to the till.  It rung in at, wait for it, under $14.00 including taxes.  We tried to tell the girl it was wrong but she insisted it was right.  Whoo hoo.  We paid and skidaddled out of there thinking someone would surely be running after us to tell us it was a huge mistake.  Sorta felt like the lady in this commercial:

It just wasn't that store.  And we did try to say it might be an error but apparently it was our day to be blessed with a rug for next to nothing.

5.  I'll leave you with a thanksgiving quote on this Canadian thanksgiving weekend.


“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues”

                                                                                                        Marcus Tullius Cicero  

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.  May you all have a great weekend.


nikkipolani said...

So glad to know you're okay and what a terrific time you'd had and the relationships you'd built. Lots to be thankful for including that really cool deal on the rug you need! Yipee!

And what a perfect quote for the FFFs.

Sandra said...

That's right, it's Thanksgiving already for you guys :) Hope you have a good one.

I can't wait for ours, it's always something to look forward to each year.

Hope you have a great weekend Susanne :)

Willow said...

Oh I'm relieved to hear everything is ok. I kept checking during the week...

Don't you LOVE it when you get a deal? YAY!

What a blessing that conference was for you. We are truly blessed to have those opportunities for learning and for fellowship.

Lynette said...

Nothing beats a good deal! Glad you enjoyed the retreat and time away. Have a great weekend.

ellen b. said...

Yippee for the great price on the rug. A very Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and yours, Susanne!!

Snowbird said...

Delighted to hear all is well with you, I did wonder where you were.
Some lovely blessing there, especially making new friends and getting the bargain rug!!! How smashin'!
Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving.xxxx

Gattina said...

I would have accepted the price without saying a word, finally it's not the cashier who wrote the price label and the shop won't go bankrupt with a little error,lol ! What a funny video ! I think we are less honest here when it comes to price errors only when the price is higher then the label indicates !

Barbara H. said...

So glad everything is well. I haven't been to a big conference like that in a few years - they're kind of intimidating to me, but I do enjoy them when I go. And what a fun opportunity to get to know some ladies from your church better, too.

I hadn't seen that commercial - hilarious! I've had similar conversations with cashiers, but since everything is computerized, they always go by however it rings up anymore. I figure I owe to them to point it out, but if they don't want to pursue it, then I'll gladly take the deal, LOL!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Urailak@LivingforGod said...

Glad to hear that you had a great time at the women's conference and got a fantastic deal for the carpet! That commercial is funny :).

Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

Faith said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Yay for making new friendships at the women's conference and for that great rug deal!! Enjoy the weekend with your family.