Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday's Fave Five 11.09.12

I've had a good week, in spite of being a bit under the weather with a head cold. Some things I'm thankful for...

1. A girls' night out. The girls and I enjoyed watching the Imperial Symphony Orchestra perform. The guest pianist was a 19-year-old Julliard student and the son of a man who has judged some of the girls' piano competitions. This event has been on the calendar for a few months, but I didn't get advanced tickets because I wasn't sure whether or not we'd be able to go. Thankfully, the concert wasn't sold out. Students received free admission, so I was the only one who needed a ticket. I asked for the least expensive seat, which ended up being on the very front row in front of the stage. It wasn't the best view of the orchestra, but we were right up close to watch the pianist's hands as they flew across the keys playing Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16. We had so much fun! Check out our view from the "cheap seats".

2. Giving my voice on election day. It's good to know that my vote counted, even if the national election didn't turn out to my liking. Thankfully, no matter what, God is still in control.

3. Good friends who are good encouragers. I received some uplifting emails and texts this week from a couple of my friends just when I needed a little pick-me-up.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. ~Proverbs 25:11

4. Hot apple cider. It's been a little bit chilly here (for me) this week, so I've been sipping hot apple cider throughout the day to warm me up and help sooth my sore throat. I found some packets of instant mix at AL*DI, and it's delicious!

5. Quiet. Just peace and quiet. Lovely!

If you would like to share your favorites from the past week, you can link up here.


  1. I'm glad to hear about your favorites this week. How fun that you got to have a girls' night, too! :o) I was feeling a bit down about the election results, as well, but the sermon our pastor preached on Wednesday night was a great help to me -- as you mentioned, God is still on the throne and very much in control (even when we don't understand what's happening). Hope you have a great weekend! :o)

    1. It's good to "see" you, Arlene! I bet those little guys are keeping you on your toes. :)

  2. what a great list of faves! my husband, claire and I had the "cheap" tickets once to the albany symphony orchestra...not the greatest seats being soooo close BUT we did get to watch the 15 yr old's hands while he played violin superbly! Glad you enjoyed the concert. I'm with ya on #2 for sure and i also had friends this week who reached out just when I needed it. I don't care for HOT apple cider (just cold) but i sure do love peace and quiet :) Have a happy weekend and hope your cold goes away soon!

    1. Would you believe I've never had cold cider? I'll have to try it sometime.

  3. I LOVE hot apple cider! And one of my faves this week was exercising my right to vote, too. It was great.

    Your girl's night out sounds lovely. Have a great week ahead!

  4. Peace and quiet. . . so simple, but definitely a blessing!

  5. Hope you are feeling completely well soon. How awesome to have friends who know when to come alongside and know what to say.

    Hurray for peace and quiet. That is one blessing of being an empty nester. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed having my kiddos around. And now I enjoy being able to control when I have peace and quiet. :)

  6. We'll definitely be breaking out the hot drinks, including apple cider, today. It's -24*C (-11.2*F). Brrr.

    Peace and quiet. Yes, I definitely would list that as a favorite blessing.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  7. What fun to attend that concert--love those cheap seats :)

    Oh yes, quiet. I relish my quiet times.


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