Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Favorite Things

friday favorite things | finding joy

These brought me happiness this week:
Lunch with a friend at Joe's Crab Shack

The moon yesterday morning

My mom made this cross stitch sampler for me years ago.  It brings a smile to my face.  I made the miniature quilt.

Each week, Hilary lists four statements with a blank to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop!

This week’s statements:
1. I was probably the only kid in the world who _had read every book in our school library by 4th grade.

2. _Fresh squeezed orange juice_ is my favorite juice

3. I never thought I would__been comfortable speaking in front of people__until I_took a high school debate class__

4. I have always wanted to_explore Austrailia____ but__never have had money for the trip_


  1. Read all the book in the library! WOW, when I was in the 4th grade, I didn't even know where the library was at my school!! In fact I don't think we did have a library because we had a Library on wheels that came to the school once a month. It was called "The Book Mobile".

  2. Most folks are terrified of public speaking. Good for you that you overcame that! I hope you get to explore Australia one day. Have a great weekend.

  3. My hubby was kciked out of the children's library because he had read all of their books. I too hope to get to Australia however it is about the flying.

  4. Such an interesting post. Did you have a favorite author when you were in grade school? Hope you get to Australia some day, but not until the fires and floods are over!

  5. Australia is on my list many great adventures are out there...I know that's one of them. :)

  6. Australia is on the list as well...I would love to meet with some bloggers who live there.

  7. I was kind of shy when I got to high school -- I had switched districts so none of the people I went to elementary school with where attending. I knew no one in Grade 9. So the guidance counselor suggested taking a theatre arts class to help me come out of my shell _ so to speak.
    Well it worked, and pretty sure within months most people were wishing I went back into my shell. Turns out: I don't have a shy bone in my body. not one.

  8. I've always been comfortable public speaking or performing (dance when I was little) IF, and the if is a big if, if I know people are there to hear me talk. I found myself curiously nervous when I presented and award to a community volunteer because I wasn't even listed on the printed program, I figure people didn't know who I was. Is that egomaniac stage fright?

    visiting Australia seems to be a popular desire this week. We should see if we can get a blog charter and all meet for a party. LOL