Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday's Fave Five- April 24, 2009

Another Friday has rolled around! It's time for Friday's Fave Five, a time to look back and pick five favorite things from your week.

Here's my five:
1. I love bargains! Last Saturday, I went with our ladies group from church on a shopping trip. We had a wonderful day of fellowship, food, and shopping. I'm really excited about the ceramic canister set I found - they look like Victorian style houses. I collect decorations that look like houses, and I had seen a similar set about 12 years ago for $50. I paid $5.50 for this set:

I was so excited!

2. This week was Administrative Professional Week. Both my churches gave me flowers:

I love these white roses from Cornerstone A/G

Here's an adorable potted plant from First Baptist. See the ladybugs? Also attached to the plant, a stress computer. You squeeze it when stressed. It tells you "RELAX."

I also received gift certificates to restaurants, a chocolate pie, and a sweet tea. They know I love chocolate and sweet tea!

3. I didn't take a picture of it yet, but this week our new stove came in that we had ordered a few weeks ago. My old stove was 28 years old so I felt it was time for a new one. I love new appliances!

4. Also, this week I took a step toward physical fitness and bought a circuit trainer mini-trampoline. (No, I will not post pictures of me exercising!) Now, I have no excuse, rain or shine I can walk or jog. My goal for this week is to exercise 10 minutes a day (I'm starting out small and increasing exercise time each week.) I'm proud to say that since Sunday I've met my goal. Next week: 15 minutes a day.

5. I love an activity-free Saturday! Other than going over to do the bulletin at church #2, I have nothing planned! Of course, this means I have no excuse to not clean out the refrigerator ...

So, how did your week go? Why not join us at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story and share?


Marg said...

Yes, we had secretary's week also in Canada, and I it's wonderful to be be recognized.
I love exercise, so please come work out with me.
Enjoy your Saturday.

nikkipolani said...

Jerri, you make me want to look up what a circuit trainer mini-trampoline looks like! And like you, I've worked harder at fitting it in my schedule. Congrats on the new stove! What did you christen it with?

Willow said...

You're welcome to come over and walk with Ellen and me anytime!

Oh! A new stove! Wonderful!

Jientje said...

A new stovge!!!! Oh wow!! I would be so excited too!! I love the ceramic houses, they're so cute! You had a great week, and I hope the next one will be just as wonderful! Although I do know one cannot buy a new stove every week! LOL!!

Jientje said...

Ewww, what an ugly typo!! A STOVE it is of course!

Becky said...

What a great list of favorites! You have had a very nice week indeed. I see that sweet Gerbera daisy. So happy! I wish you a happy Administrative Professionals week! And a great relaxing weekend!!

Barbara H. said...

What a great week! I'm not an avid shopper, but I do love bargains. And it sounds like some people appreciate your work very much! What sweet gifts!

A new stove would be lovely!

And I love relaxing Saturdays!! Mine won't be tomorrow. at least until mid0afternoon. Then I'll come home and crash! Hopefully!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the physical fitness..that's something we should all do and is very easy not to. Oh joy a new stove...that means work to me LOL...The pictures were great. Wonderful week you had and enjoyed your FFF.

Brenda said...

How wonderful to be honored with all of those gifts! Sounds like they all appreciate you a lot.

I too love a Saturday without a lot to do. Good job on the exercise!

Angie said...

Great list! :)

Love the yellow flower..too cute.

The Blackwood Bonanza said...

I love bargains too! I feel like I have won the lottery anytime I get a really good deal on something! Have a great weekend!

Irritable Mother said...

I love bargains, too, and the flowers are beautiful, but I am most excited about your exercising goal. You go, girl!!!
Since my husband opened a personal training studio a year and a half ago, I have been working out regularly and although there are times I hate it, I love it! Keep up the good work, Jerri. And, you're wise - take it in managable steps!

Karyn said...

Great bargain! A bonus after a great day of shopping with friends!

The flowers are very pretty...lucky you!

good for you to meet your exercise goal this week!

Karyn said...

Oh yes, and congrats on a new stove! That is very exciting!

ellen b. said...

How nice to get flowers and be appreciated :0)
Good job on sticking to your activity plan.
Oh a new appliance is a wonderful thing. Enjoy your new Stove!

Susanne said...

What lovely flowers your recieved. So nice to be appreciated.

Yay for your new stove. I love new appliances too and learning to use them.

Good for you for getting exercising going. That is something I sure struggle with.

Sherry said...

I wish you a happy Administrative Professionals week as well, those are lovely flowers! sounds like you had a great week, new stove and flowers .. I should have put in my FFF about my new dishwasher, I didnt even think about that, but then again I havent used it yet bc the kitchen remodel isnt done, I tell you though Ill be happy to stop washing dishes by hand :) Enjoy your new stove!

Brook said...

What sweet flowers! Can I come over and jump on your trampoline? :)

Kari said...

Great Fave Five. A bargain, a new appliance and being appreciated. How wonderful.

The Correspondent said...

Wow - You had an amazing week! What blessings!

May this next one be just as bountiful.