Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday's Fave 5

It's time for Susanne's Friday Fave 5, taking a look back at the week and thinking of the good stuff that happened. I love doing this. It's a good reminder of all I have to be thankful for. 1. First on my list happened just today. We got the news that my brother, Matt, will be home in time for Christmas! He's been over in the big sandbox since March, with a short leave home in September. This time he'll be home for good, a whole month earlier than we expected! 2. Everything else seems to pale in comparison to #1, but it was such a good week overall. Today, Dan and I had our traditional Christmas shopping day. He takes a day off work and we start out with breakfast, this time at The Egg and I. We got a lot done and had to stop to refuel with coffee a couple times. Such a good day spent together. 3. We had our first snowfall last night. I don't know if it was enough to be considered the first of the season as it was only a dusting at our house. But, even if we didn't officially break the record of November 15th as the "latest first snowfall" (say it slowly, I did), it was nice to have the white stuff and the cold, cold morning. 4. I got two real letters in the mail this week! I love snail mail, and since I don't write many letters, I rarely get them. Maybe I should make it a practice to write more. Hmmm. 5. A book from Amazon arrived on my doorstep earlier this week. It was a steal, from the used book section. I've been on a mission to find a print of this painting. I don't know if one exists, but in the meantime, it has a full page in the book. It's called Before the Railroad Came and it depicts one of my favorite eras and subjects, women on the Western frontier. The book is on the complete works of the artist W.H.D. Koerner.
It was such a good week, but I'll stick with the rules and end here at 5;)

14 comments:

Jen said...

Hi Karen!
That is wonderful that your brother will be home in time for Christmas!
#4 I totally agree I get so excited when something comes in the mail box with a stamp!
Great list of 5! Have a wonderful week!

ellen b. said...

Wow #1 is so fabulous. What great news for you all. There used to be an Egg and I restaurant in Los Angeles that I remember years ago. 2 real letters, that's like a miracle :0)

Becky said...

What a great favorite list! Everything is so truly good. Especially the news that your brother is coming home for Christmas. It will be a great one for sure.

I love snail mail too, and good books that arrive in the mail:) And I envy your shopping so early. I started, but only on the internet.

Have a great week Karen!

Susanne said...

You can go over if that "tickles your fancy". LOL. What exciting news about your brother! That's like an early Christmas present.

Your shopping day sounds like a lot of fun! That book looks wonderful. I love getting packages in the mail!

Lynne said...

That's such great news about your brother! Definitely the topper for the week!

Robin said...

How wonderful that your brother will be home for Christmas!!

I love the idea of a shopping day with your husband. I am hoping that my husband and I can do something like that in the near future. I am waiting for all of the kids to be in school full-time so we don't have to get a babysitter :)

Robin said...

Oh Karen- that's wonderful news about your brother! What a wonderful Christmas gift to your family.
We have had the most beautiful fall - I'm not looking forward to any snow - that can stay up in the mountains and I'll go look at it if I want to!

brenda said...

My sister lives on the western slope and she had her first snowfall as well. Colorado is so pretty in the winter.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Oh Karen!

I am so excited for you and your family about your brother!!! i can't imgaine any better news or a better Christmas gift than that!

Xandra

gail@more than a song said...

What GREAT news about your brother coming home! I know you're over the moon!
Your other things sound good too..I'm a little envious of the christmas shopping already, just can't quite get there yet.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ok, these are all really wonderful, but the news about your brother is the best, just awesome! I'm so excited and I know you guys are too, and I hope the time just flies by until he's home safe and sound. Be sure to let us know! :)

annie said...

Great list!
I love Amazon too.

Renna said...

Excellent news regarding your brother!

Ah, snow. I'm jealous.

I also love snail mail, though I get very little of it, except for those pesky old bills, of course. ;-Þ

That book looks intriguing!

Jen said...

Hello....I love snail mail too. The first real snow...wow...lucky girl. I love that first snow...