Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Favorites

School starts next week!  It's hard to believe that this was the last week of summer vacation.  Nothing extraordinary this week, just finding pleasure in the "small things."

1.  The temperatures have dropped ever so slightly and the mornings are wonderfully cool.  This morning there is the slightest breeze, suggesting that summer won't last forever.

2.  The painting in the kitchen is finished! For now, at least.  It's so nice to have everything put back together and it looks so bright and cheerful.

3.  Lunch with Aunt Ann yesterday.  It was spur of the moment, both of us needed a break, so we went to our favorite place, The Egg & I.  I deviated from my usual favorite -- the Chicken Walnut Salad sandwich -- and tried a salad.  It was good, but the sandwich, served on raisin bread, is still my all-time favorite.

4.  Buying school supplies.  Em and her friend went shopping and bought all the same things, just in different colors.  Remember when you had a best friend and loved to have things that "matched"? 

5.  This book.  Oh, it's such a good read.   My Ruby Slippers, The Road Back to Kansas is beautifully written, as Tracy Seeley explores the back roads of Kansas and eastern Colorado in an archaeological dig of sorts, to find the homes and the stories of her childhood.   In her quest, she raises the question for all of us, what exactly is home? 

Linking up with Susanne at Living to the Tell the Story for Friday's Fave Five!  Where I just found out I won a Starbuck's gift card!!  Thank you, Susanne!  Such a treat!

9 comments:

Robin said...

I really need to start doing the Friday Favorites again - maybe it would help with my blogging slump. It was nice to read yours. I have seen that book and thought it looked interesting. I just may need to add it to my ever-growing stack!

Jerralea said...

Ah, buying school supplies ... this is the first year I haven't had to buy any ... it makes me sad.

My Ruby Slippers sounds like an interesting read. I'll have to be looking for it.

Gattina said...

Yes, the back to school keeps parents busy ! In Belgium school starts beginning September. It's about time, 2 months is too long !

Rizzi said...

BACK TO SCHOOL...........THAT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY, AND ALSO IT CAN MAKE YOU SAD. HOW TIME FLY'S.....JACKIE AND FAMILY WENT TO THE WOLF LODGE UP IN THE POCONO'S....AS SOON AS THEY GET BACK SHE WILL BE GETTING THE KIDS READY FOR SCHOOL TOO.THEY START AFTER LABOR DAY, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH TO BUY,AND PICK OUT CLOTHS, IT TAKES TIME, AND IT CAN TIRING. HOPE ALL IS WELL, TAKE CARE, LOVE YA, AUNT RIZ

Marilyn said...

We've had some of the cooler air out here on the plains, too! I can sleep so much better without the hum of the fan. And supplies? Well, I usually get get some for students that need them. This year, though, one of our churches in Wiggins used their VBS mission funds to help supply the classrooms. What a BLESSING! ♥♫

Susanne said...

That book sounds very interesting. I'll have to put it on my library to read shelves

Wow, we're so not thinking school supplies just yet. We've still got a few weeks to go and haven't even gone on holidays yet.

Becky said...

Guess what? I just pinned your book to my virtual bulletin board of books to read.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

The cooler mornings were refreshing.. but now were back to rain. I'm so glad the kitchen project is finished. You must be loving it! I had a friend like em's. We bought matching things, and pretended to be sisters. I loved when my twins wore matching everything, but those days are long gone!
-Catherine

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Thank you for the book recommendation. The kitchen reveal is amazing. Thanks for that post, too. I'm sorry I'm late. I had a date with Irene all weekend. ;)
-Catherine