Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Five Favs

For some time I've noticed a few bloggers (including Carrie over at Reading To Know) have been participating in a Friday's Five Fav carnival. It looked like fun and I thought I might occasionally participate, but haven't had the time. Finally, today as it is a quiet work day and raining out, I've decided there's no time like the present.

Here's how it works. On each Friday participants look back over the week and find their five favorite things, be they activities, food, quotes, books, etc. Anything that blessed them over the last seven days.

1. Kona Coffee. Sometime in the last seven years I became a coffee drinker. I keep it to one small tea cup each morning, but on the weekends my husband and I splurge and make ourselves cappuccinos. My favorite coffee is the Hawaiian Kona coffee. Best coffee ever! It reminds me of our trip to Hawaii in April/May 2007.

2. LOST. There are very few TV shows I actually sit and watch week after week. In fact, with the exception of the British Car show Top Gear, LOST is the only one. I laugh now when I think back to 2004 when I assumed LOST was just another of those stupid reality TV survivor shows. At the time I was both puzzled and alarmed when I overheard someone talking about someone being killed on the show. What!? Then I learned it was a fictional TV series. In 2008 my sister asked me to watch an episode with her and I've been hooked ever since. We're in the last season and finally getting answers to this bizarre, yet totally compelling and entertaining drama. I look forward to each Tuesday night when a new episode airs.

3. "I Can't Do This" by Plumb. I came upon this song thanks to the WOW Hits 2007 collection. This song is on my workout play list and runs through my mind whenever I am facing a particularly difficult day (or week).

4. My favorite quote from a book I read this week was:

"It is to be the light in the darkness, the belief in the distrust, the never-failing source of consolation. It is to be the gentleness of forgiveness for all of one's mistakes -- strength and tenderness, passion and purity, the fire and the snow. It is to make one generous to all the world with one's sympathy and compassion, because in the sanctuary there is no lack of love. It is 'the joining together of two souls for life, to strengthen each other in all peril, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.'" (M. Reed, The Spinster Book, Chpt. 7, pg 157)

5. My favorite moment in time this week: Was watching my daughter read to her baby doll and prepare her baby for bed. She went through all the actions and conversations that we have with her each night. Her personality develops more and more with each passing day and she is truly a joy to be with.

What about you? What are your favorite five things from this past week?


Anonymous said...

I like Kona and Lost too!

Marie said...

I love your list. Kona coffee, Lost, great song, great quote, great anecdote. Me? I spent the week ferrying food and water to my fluish, housebound husband so I guess my favorite thing was any moment to myself, LOL :-)- all five of them!

KY Warrior Librarian said...

I absolutely LOVE the song. Thanks so much for posting this. It will be an inspirational anthem for me too. And I loved the book quote too--sent me scurrying looking up the book. In fact I loved the whole idea of the five favorite things from the past week. All too often we concentrate on the five things that didn't go right. From now on I'm focusing on the good things that happened. Thanks for the attitude change!

Cheryl said...

Here are my five things:
1. new prayer meeting at Cornerstone at 6AM - for me it is on Monday and Wednesdays. And the Lord wakes me up!!
2. Cream of Crawl-fish soup - my son gave me the soup and the recipe.
3. Also a crustless quiche - I do Adkins so this is very helpful for me.
4. I downloaded Little Lord Fauntleroy and am in love all over again after The Shuttle.
5. An order for Easter cards - for me to make

Marie DeVries said...

Here, I posted this on my blog too because it sounded like such a good idea :D