Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

I'm going to sum up my week with Susanne's Friday Fave Five. I missed posting yesterday:( My first "scratch" in NaBloPoMo (I love saying that). It's like getting that first dent on a brand new car. But, there's a bit of relief because, after all, there are bigger things in life to be concerned about.


Five good things that happened this week:

1. I got my hair cut at one of those quick-cut places that only charge $14. And I love it. I haven't worn bangs since third grade. I love having a "new" style.

2. I realize that the medical care system in this country is a shambles, but I'm feeling oodles of gratitude for medical science. Just the fact that in the pinch of a needle and giving up a little blood, so much can be learned about your health. Yep, I had blood drawn this morning and even though it's probably going to mean giving up sugar in my coffee (again), I'm grateful for the knowledge that's gained by a few simple tests.

3. Candles. One of my favorite stores has all its Christmas candles out now, and just walking through the door made me go "ahhhh" and break out in song. You should've seen my daughter run.

4. Old movies. Dan and I watched The Big Chill this week. Hey, like it or not, it's an "old" movie. The silk blouses tied with a bow at the neckline, the shorty short running shorts and crew socks, the poofy hair. It all screamed '80s. The music was great.

5. Having all my kids under one roof. It's so different now that they're all older -- almost 13, 16, and just turned 20. By this stage in their lives, as parents we're done molding them. We're still teaching them, but they've become who they are going to be. And it's so neat to see. Especially the way they interact with each other, understand one another in ways that I don't, and they all have the same weird, warped sense of humor that keeps things in check.

That's my story for the week. I'm thankful for the ability to make changes, for the means to be healthy, heavenly scents, having a history even if it's one that now looks as ridiculous as the 70s, and having all my chicks back in the nest.

7 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Congratulations on the new do.
Changing our dos are one of the hardest things to do.
Enjoy your children and have fun!

Melinda

diana said...

i loved the big chill and haven't seen it in decades. now you've made me want to see it again =)

i can really relate to your #5. both my kids are home this weekend and i'm loving having them here and watching them interact not only as brother-sister, but as adults with their own lives.

have a great weekend.

Jerralea said...

We share some of the same faves: haircuts, candles, and all our kids home at the same time. The older my kids get, the harder that is to do, which means I should treasure each and every time that we all are together.

RIZZI said...

HI KAREN,
I LIKE YOUR FRIDAY'S FAVE FIVE,ESPECIALLY #5, AS YOU KNOW I LIVE WITH MY OLDEST DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY, THEN THERE IS MY JENNY WHO IS LOOKING GOOD. TODAY IS JEANNE'S BIRTHDAY AND SHE IS COMING FOR DINNER, AND BIRTHDAY CAKE. IT IS NICE WHEN FAMILY IS ALL TOGETHER AND EVERYTHING IS HAPPY. IT WILL BE NICE, WE WILL HAVE GOOD CONVERSATION, GOOD FOOD, AND LOTS OF LOVE. ISN'T IT GREAT WHEN YOU GET A HAIR CUT AND YOU JUST LOVE IT? TAKE CARE.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Bee Jay said...

Glad your hair cut turned out so well. Aren't families a real blessing? May they continue the way you have brought them up.
Blessings!

Jen said...

great friday five....i know you are so happy all kids are at home...right in time for the holidays!!:)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Whoa! Hold the phone...where are the pictures of the new hairdo????

Xandra