Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Fave 5

This week seemed to fly by. I'm not sure why because I didn't really do anything. Nothing I wanted to get done happened - the leaves didn't get raked because of the RAIN and the WIND and the HAIL and the COLD spring weather we have been having. I had hoped to start sewing on Ava Claire's spring wardrobe collection - but I didn't seem to find the time to do that either. I didn't get started on any new books because I just haven't been able to concentrate on reading anything other than flyers that come in the mail lately. Looking back on this week, I'm not sure what I did - so it's probably good that I have this designated opportunity to review my five favorite things of all the "nothingness".

1. I have already mentioned our ladies retreat last weekend. It was a very relaxing weekend that I enjoyed very much. Staying in a place like this can't help but make you happy.

Every room has a fireplace and is decorated to the extreme. It is the most feminine place I have ever been. The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Their food in incredible. And the prices are unbelievable. To stay in a room for 4 for 2 nights cost $100 and that included all your food. This place has been a God-send to our ladies group.

2. Ever since Angie declared that 2009 is The Year of the Scarf, I have enjoyed pulling out my scarfs and learning new ways to wear them. And this week Walmart had their scarfts marked down to $3. $3 is a price I think all of us can afford to add a little touch of beauty into our lives.

3. Reading your blog posts every day is always a favorite thing. I learn so much from all of you and besides that you make me laugh, and pray, and you give me such great ideas. You are definitely a favorite part of every week.

4. Every day my daughter Jess drops in to see me at work. She is a student here at the university I work at. What a delight to look up and see her coming through the door. She always brings a smile to my face.

5. This sweet little angel. 'Nuff said.

Thanks Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for another great reminder of all the good things in life. Go on over and join us!


Becky said...

It's the simple things I tell ya. This is another great list. And can I just say that Inn/Hotel/B and B whatever is amazing. What a delight. i could go there and never leave the room except for vittles. The fireplace alone would entertain me for days.

Haha ... the word verification below says "gaters". Sort of like Gators :) Love it!

Islandsparrow said...

What a gorgeous place for a ladies retreat!! And terrific price as well.

That little face at the end of your post would certainly bring a smile to anyone's face - what a cutie!

Happy weekend!

gail@more than a song said...

Well isn't that the cutest little face on your little angel! She should make the list a lot.
And your rooms for the retreat do look awesome, looks like a fun place.
Have a good weekend!

I think I had some nothingness going on at my house this week, but I need to be more productive soon.

Willow said...

Your little girlie is adorable! What a sweet smile!

I'm commenting from The Professor's uni library computers. Then we're off! Here's a hint--to another university...

Melissa said...

How wonderful to have your ladies retreat in such a beautiful place! What a treat! Your little Angel is adorable :O) have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

wow, what a beautiful place to have a ladies retreat! That was fun to see.

proudgrits11 said...

wow, that retreat place looks amazing!! great list!

Jerralea said...

I feel peaceful just looking at the picture of that bedroom at the retreat! Love the picture of your little cutie on #5!

Susanne said...

Look at that smile. What a cutie!

That place is gorgeous. I wish I could find something like that for our ladies group. What a great deal that is!

What a blessing to have your daughter dropping in daily to see you. I sure miss mine!

Dawn said...

What a good list. And I wish I could have been at that retreat!

I loved it when Kev or Kristen would drop in on me at work. What a blessing that was.

That picture of Ava Claire is adorable. I wish I still sewed -

Barb said...

I don't know what that place your ladies group goes to is called, but my word, it's beautiful. I never saw such a girlie room.

The photo of the baby is as cute as can be. I saw it over at Michelle's blog, too. Cute, cute, cute!

M&M_Mama said...

Could you even get a cuter baby than that Ava!! What a doll!

Renna said...

Forget visiting that place, I want to LIVE there! How beautiful it is.

That is one precious looking baby doll. ;-)