Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday's Fave Five- July 17, 2009

Once again, Friday has rolled around and it's time for Friday's Fave Five - a time to reflect on our week and pick five of our favorite things.

1. Fresh cherries: This week I've been munching on crisp, sweet, fresh cherries at lunch time. I love when fresh cherries are available! Funny thing, as much as I love fresh cherries, I hate anything artificially cherry flavored.

2. Memories: Of course, I have a bunch of memories, good and bad, but I choose to reflect on the good memories. This picture below represents a good childhood memory:

This tree has grown a lot now, but when I was a kid, I used to visit my aunt, and we'd sit under this tree to cool off. (She didn't have air conditioning.) She would fill buckets of water, sometimes even putting ice in the water, and give us each one. We'd then sit under this tree with our feet stuck in the buckets of water and cool off. We'd sit for hours just talking and laughing or maybe reading. There was always a breeze ...

3. New tablescape: I love to change the look of my kitchen table. Here's the latest:

This includes my recent treasures from yard sale-ing. You might remember my candlesticks from an earlier post. I found this bowl last weekend. Here's a close-up:

A milk glass bowl for 50 cents!

4. Lemons: I used to buy myself one lemon a week. I would cut it into 8 wedges, and use one wedge a day. One day out of the week, I'd splurge and have two wedges. Then I decided that I'm worth it, so now I buy a bag of lemons at a time! I have a fresh wedge of lemon whenever I want. It's the little things.

Anyway, here is a cute glass jar that I found at a yard sale to keep my extra lemons in:

5. Quote: I've been studying Ephesians. The other day I ran across a phrase as I was reading the New Living Translation:

"...Lead a life worthy of your calling ..." Eph. 4:1

Makes you think, doesn't it?

Anyway, that's my week at Jerri's Journey. How did yours go? Link up with the FFF group at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.


Lisa notes... said...

Funny - I don't like eating cherries, but I love anything cherry flavored. :-)

I love the tree and your memories under it!

Rebecca said...

Oh yay! A fellow yard saler.

Hazel said...

Ah... memories! That's a nice one with your aunt. I love reflecting on good memories too. Your kitchen table is a pretty new. I love yard sales too. Shortly after getting married we moved into an empty 4-storey townhouse and in a matter of weeks I filled it all up with things I hauled in from everywhere

Brook said...

Jerri...I love reading your FFF because you never fail to make me smile. :) Like Lisa, I took don't like fresh cherries, but like many artifically flavored cherry things. :)

Many of my wonderful memories of my grandparents were under an old tree on their favorite memory under the tree...shelling pecans! :) If memory serves, they didn't have a/c until they moved into town.

Karyn said...

I love cherries - and cherry flavoring. :)

your table looks lovely.

The quote is sobering. Thanks for sharing it.

Marg said...

I always love to come back to your blog. It makes me feel at home..
Thanks for sharing about the tree.
Cherries? I can't stop eating them.
It's fun to change up our table center pieces. I noticed that some decor places already had Thanksgiving themes....
I love summer too much.

Barbara H. said...

I love the memories about the tree! I can almost feel the breeze and the water around my feet.

The candlesticks and bowl look lovely!

I'm glad you got a whole bag of lemons!

Love #5. Ir does make you think!

ellen b said...

Hi Jerri! Love your yard sale-ing treasures. I really like to change up the table too with my latest treasures. I love fresh summer fruit. I do not like cherry pie but I love fresh cherries. It's good to reflect on those good memories!! Blessings on your weekend...

Willow said...

I'm not a fresh cherry fan, but I do like maraschinos. Does that count? I like your little glass full of lemons. They're so refreshing, aren't they?

Susanne said...

Well, you know I love a good bowl of cherries! And I love lemons too. I love how they look in clear vase like that.

Sweet memories with your Aunt and the tree. Beautiful tree too.

Pamela said...

I love fresh cherries and lemons, too. That's a beautiful new bowl on your tablescape.

I love to get lost in my memories at times. Both my parents are gone now and my sister lives on the other side of the country. Sometimes I just sit and wander off down memory lane to bring them all right back to me.

Brenda said...

I like your new table center. I have been getting free lemons from my SIL tree, its been great, I can use ALL the lemon I want ;)

Sarah Dawn said...

I'm a bit jealous, fresh cherries ...yummy! Nope, we don't have those here, but the best pineapple and papaya in the world.

Just stopping by, but glad I did. You blessed my night.

Hugs from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Mrs. C said...

What a great story about soaking your feet in buckets of water under that tree. I almost felt like I was there just reading about it.

I love cherries, too. We planted cherry trees, but we're waiting for them to fruit. *Maybe* next year. Artificial cherries don't even taste remotely the same as the real thing.

Great job on the yard sale finds. That milk glass bowl is so pretty on your table. And only for 50 cents!!!! What a score! :)

Pamela said...

I don't know why my daughter's friends rave about my french fries! They are frozen Ore-Ida Golden Fries that I cook in the deep fryer at 400 degrees until they rise to the top of the oil. I guess their moms cook them in the oven (an alternate cooking method listed on the package) and they just don't come out crispy enough.