Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #128


On Fridays, I link up with a group of bloggers for Friday's Fave Five, a meme that encourages one to look for 5 highlights that happened in the past week for them. You can join in at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.

Little splashes of joy in the midst of a gloomy rainy week:





1.  Sitting in the drive-thru line at Hardees on our one sunny day this week, I noticed this bird on top of the menu board.  He, along with some of his feathery friends, were singing.  There's just something about bird song that makes me mindful of spring.










2.  We are now a two-van family!  Jim got his own van this week.  No more taking me to work when he needs the car! We've let the girls have our second vehicle over the years, so it's nice to be back where we started before having kids - a two vehicle couple ... I thought of challenging him to a contest on who could keep their van the cleanest ... but I figured I would probably lose ...

3.  Friends - This week I've received a card and some emails from various friends letting me know they are praying for me.  It means a lot to have friends go through trials with you.

4. Quote of the week

"Failure has been identified as the line of least persistence." Zig Ziglar

I love Zig Ziglar.  He is very "quotable" and I agree with his philosophy on life.

5.  Anticipation:  The hubs and I are going off to a bed and breakfast for the weekend.  It will be nice to get away and do nothing!  Plus, I always enjoy time away from the kitchen.

19 comments:

Susanne said...

I know all about the kids commandeering one of our vehicles! I feel like we've been a one car couple for years now. LOL.

I love birds singing. Heard them a few weeks ago which was unusual for this time of year but now we're socked in with cold again so hopefully they are staying warm and ready to sing when spring shows up.

ellen b. said...

Hello Jerri! Oh what fun! I'm glad you are heading to a bed and breakfast this weekend. Lovely.
Yippee for 2 vehicles. I love to hear the birds sing, too. Not so much the crows cawing but birds singing...YES!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Enjoy your weekend! sounds like a wonderfully romantic time!

Barbara H. said...

It's so neat how birds can find homes and sing most anywhere.

Glad you got another van! We've gotten so used to two cars it would be hard to go back to one.

Good friends and kind words are a blessing.

Have fun on your weekend! Sounds lovely.

LISA said...

Have a great trip. I would probably lose the clean car contest too.
Spring is coming too soon for us.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Oh, how nice! Your own van, and a weekend away! Isn't it good to know when others are holding us up? I love to get an encouraging note from a friend.

Karen said...

Laughing about keeping your van clean (or not!)

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Off to a bed and breakfast for the weekend? Sounds lovely!!

Oh those birds -- harbingers of spring.

Have a great week ahead.

Irritable Mother said...

Hi Jerri,
I read back a few posts, but didn't see details about this trial...
However, I know GOD knows all about it, and I pray He will bring peace to your heart as you trust in HIM and see HIS faithfulness.

Oh, and the thing about the van? I thought you were going to say you challenged your hubby to a drag race. *wink*

Have a great weekend!

Lisa notes... said...

So glad spring is on the way! Although our weather turned cold again today. Boo. It’s always great to have friends who pray for you. Zig Ziglar – such a gem!

Enjoy your special weekend!

Willow said...

Have a wonderful weekend away from the kitchen and with your husband! I love hearing the birds chirping and singing too!

Brenda said...

That bird picture is wonderful! I love Zig Zigler too, and he is SO interesting to listen to!

Jen said...

Time away with hubby sounds like fun!
Conngrats on the new van, I can't image not having my car.
Have a wonderful weekend away!

Faith said...

I saw a robin last weekend and now we have another 8 inches of snow here in my part of NYS...UGH....
Have fun on your bed and breakfast weekend....what fun!

Melissa said...

Oh, have a wonderful weekend with your husband! Getting away to relax sounds great. :)

I'm still praying for you and your family.

Jientje said...

Birds singing makes me long for Spring too. It won't be long now! Congratulations on the new van! How nice to spend a weekend away from home. Enjoy yourselves!

Kathryn said...

Hope you had a simply wonderful time away this weekend!

See me. Hear me. said...

I currently don't have a car, wish i did.




http://ificouldyouwould.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

Oh how nice!! I cannot imagine a weekend away! That's the busiest time for me. Someday! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)