Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Fave 5 - #20

This has been one of those whirlwind weeks in my life. Work everyday and meetings or some type of obligation every evening. I have just fallen into bed every night totally exhaused. So I find that it is a bit more challenging this week to come up with my 5 favorite moments. But here goes.

1. Well, falling into my bed every night has definitely been a favorite moment. There is just nothing compared to crawling into warm sheets and pulling them up to my eyes. Feeling my body finally relax. Listening to the sounds of the house quieting down. Hearing the dogs curling up in their kennels. Gazing at a sliver of moonlight make it's way between the cracks of the blinds. Pure bliss.

2. Watching the first shows of this season's 24! Yay! Jack is back! My whole family loves 24 and we dvr it and watch it together without commercials. So far, the first 4 hours have been phenomonal, and we are all looking forward to a great season.

Edited to add: Thanks for reminding me Becky! I knew Tony wasn't dead! I said it from the first minute that he "died". And I knew he wasn't a bad guy. I knew it - I just knew it!

3. Listening to sweet little Miss Ava Claire talk. She discovered that she has a voice and my word, that girl has things to say. We just can't decipher what they are. But we don't care. Her tiny little girl voice just melts my heart.

4. This week I had a meeting with my Women's Council. At the end of the meeting the ladies gathered around me and laid their hands on me and prayed for me. It was so special and sweet to feel so loved. It reminded me of how blessed I am.

5. I finished the book "The Runaway Quilt" which is a part of the Elm Creek Quilters series. I don't know why it took me so long to notice these books but I have truly enjoyed them. This particular book was about the history of quilts in the Civil War days. It was full of good historical information and a compelling story. I didn't want to finish it - it was that good. Thankfully, it was only book #4 and there are eight more to go!

My goodness - that wasn't hard at all! I guess when you take the time to think about all the good things in your life - you realize that we have so many blessings each and every day. God is so good - all the time!
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Happy Weekend!


Becky said...

What a great post! So much good stuff this week.

And 24 ... all I can say it TONY! TONY! Oh, how we have missed you TONY! I am so glad to know that you were never really dead. And you are not the bad guy you want everyone to think you are. And I know that Jack is so happy to see that too.


And I do love that Madame President thing. She is awesome. And she makes me know that I never want her job. Any decision harder than what to fix for dinner is beyond my emotional energy. YOU GO GIRL!!!

ellen b said...

All the time, He is good!
I'm glad you had the time to reflect and count your blessings.
Hope next week is a little calmer for you...

Brenda said...

Sliding into bed at night is such a wonderful moment! But it would not feel so good if we did not work so hard. I think Solomon said that ;)

Susanne said...

I loved this Robin. Especially how you started out saying it might be hard and then before you knew it, there were your five!

Getting into bed definitely is a favorite part of the end of my day but I differ from you in that I like cool sheets.

Willow said...

Isn't amazing how easy it is to find five faves when you are looking for them?! Maybe Ava and The New Boy would understand each other.

The Correspondent said...

Great list, Robin! And I love your banner picture.

Michelle said...

Hi Robin. Well done list ;-) especially crawling into bed at night.ahhh..

Karen said...

I agree with you on #1. Crawling into bed each night this week has been heavenly. Long days will do that to you. I'm glad you mentioned the Elm Creek Quilt series. I read the first two and had forgotten about what great stories they are.

Bev said...

I'm right there with you - 24 is going to be fabulous this year. Even though we're all separated, I love watching it, knowing our entire family is watching it in their family rooms too. And I'm with you, a slice of moonlight as a nightlight is fabulous, makes the room feel very cozy.

Dawn said...

I've never watched 24 - Hmmm. Sounds like I'm missing something good. Too late now, though!

I am so glad you've discovered Jennifer Chiaverini - wonderful books. I can hardly wait till the next one. I don't quilt, and they don't make me want to, but I LOVE her stories. She's gifted at quilting a story.

gail@more than a song said...

Jack IS back! We got caught up with what we had on the dvr and watched this week as well, going to be good this year!

My blog is down and I'm missing being around more!