Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday’s Fave Five #85

I am LOVING this meme!  What an awesome exercise each week – to look back on the week before – and come up with JUST FIVE THINGS that were a blessing to you or that made you happy!  Even when you think you’re having a horrible week, I’m sure you can come up with five little things.  Doing so will make you feel better – I promise!

FFF spring 1. Living in Pennsylvania.  Yes, I said it.  I know I’m often envious of my Florida friends – especially the ones who live really close to my buddy Mickey – but I’m so glad it’s spring here right now and not snowing! 

2. Family time on Sunday.  We went to the mall after church for lunch and were enjoying each other’s company so much that we didn’t even realize that we had been waiting so long for our food until the waitress came to the table, apologized, and said that the managers were covering our meal for us!  Free lunch – can’t beat that! 

3. Homeschooling.  I’ve been purposely spending more time with my girls this week – trying to “kick things up” a bit so we can finish school before we leave for Florida (3 weeks from today!)  I realize how much more we/they can accomplish when we’re all working together – and I’m convicted that I need to be a better steward of my time. I’m still trying to learn how to juggle school, work, and life.  But, despite all that, it’s such a blessing to have my kids home with me!

4. A trip to the library that yielded positive results.  See, I don’t like the library – I never have. I don’t like getting books that I have to give back – I’m a confessed bookaholic and I like to keep books!  The few times we’ve gone in for things we need for school, we can never find them and get so frustrated.  But, this time, we got several books that Ashley can use for her research paper – and Gracie and Ian loved playing in the new/updated children’s area.

5. Music.  I love music and have passed that on to my daughter Ashley who listens to music non-stop (to the point that it’s actually annoying sometimes) – and who has taught herself to play the guitar!  Gracie, too, has an appreciation for music and enjoys both piano and violin lessons – which require hours and hours of practice each week. And, Ian – he’s our little singer – he’ll just start singing songs and we’ll wonder how he knows them (such as “I’m Still Yours” by Kutless) – too cute!


Carrie said...

Nope, you certainly can't beat a free lunch for family time! That's pretty cool!

Music - yes.
Home schooling - yes.

Well, I pretty much like everything on your list! I'm also with you on the library thing. I actually started a goal to read through the children's picture book section my library but this past month has been so crazy I haven't gotten to it. It's a struggle for me to go! (I'm into the B's now though. I like to keep my books too!!!

Brenda said...

Good for you for loving where you live. I think we all should, no matter where it is.

Congrats on the free lunch! Thats always a treat :)

Wendy Hilton said...

Heidi, I LOVE your new blog!! Isn't it fun to get a makeover?! I've still got to work on mine some, too, but I never seem to have the time. I want to add your button and a couple more to my sidebar, but I just haven't had (or taken) the time to figure out how to do it yet. Hopefully I will eventually get around to it. :)


Laura said...

Don't you love to hear your kids make music? That was one of my FFFs this week, too.

My Florida students just don't appreciate spring because they don't experience winter -- so there's a blessing for you Pennsylvanians.

Happy weekend!

Willow said...

Great Faves this week! Homeschooling, free lunch, music!

Have a great weekend!

Susanne said...

I love the library because I can't afford to buy all the books I want! LOL. But I know what you mean about the frustration of things not being there when you go for them.

A trip to Florida in 3 weeks? How exciting!

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