Thursday, March 05, 2009

First Friday Fave Five in March

Here we go! Marching along...


This was a good week! And these are just five highlights:

1. A women's event at our church. Dinner, speakers, friends, fellowship at a local country club.

2. A bike ride with The Professor.


3. Our weather playing with the sun: he loves me, he loves me not. Each day was different with rain every other day this week.


4. A bit of time to knit and read. I have turned the heel on the second sock and am knitting the gusset now. The back of the navy vest is up to its armpits in stockinette stitch.

5. Anticipation. Packing a weekend bag. Servicing the car. Checking weather. Asking about hotel reservations. Choosing knitting projects for the hours in the serviced and newly tired car.

Join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story to celebrate other people's weeks.

31 comments:

M.Kate said...

It's been ages since I've ridden a bike...must be feeling great with the wind blowing in the face, Happy weekend Kak Willow.

Julie said...

Wow, apparently knitting has a language of its own. What is a gusset?

So fun to take a bike ride and smell the fresh air!

Have a great weekend on your trip. Can't wait to hear about it!

Dorothy said...

Sounds like a very good week, Willow. I hope its a great weekend too!

Oh, and I've been to both the Japanese Gardens and the Rose Test Gardens in Portland in the past but not on this trip. Wouldn't it be wonderful if sometime we're in Portland at the same time and we could meet for tea somewhere!

Jientje said...

You forgot to mention the amount of comments on your previous post!!
#3 sounds familiar to me. Sun and clouds flirting is more common in Belgium than it is in your part of the world it seems!
I enjoyed your list AND the photography that goes with it. As always!
Have a great week Willow, and enjoy your trip!

Brenda said...

I saw your bike and told my husband we should get bikes too. He is not so enthusiast, but a bike ride does sound fun :)

I agree with you on anticipation, its always fun to plan on going away.

Barbara H. said...

I love all the aspects of women's events you mentioned. And it's great to make progress on projects.

ellen b. said...

I'm not being able to pull up a country club in my mind in our fair city. Did you drive somewhere else? Oh do have fun on your travels. I hope there's a pretty library for you to photograph :0)
Enjoy!!

Tracy said...

I've not been on a bicycle since I was a child--LOL! I've been suggesting to hubby that we get bicycles...good exercise and fun to do together. :o) Hope you have a great weekend wherever you're headed off to! ((HUGS))

Roxie said...

Your blog is such eye-candy! I'm so glad you've gotten into photography the way you have. What a treat for the rest of us.

Lovella said...

Willow .. those all look fave for sure. ..you have a great time on your weekend. .and tell professor he'll get his K's. . .its going to be hard. .I may cheat .. .o.. .Kay?

Sara said...

A trip is in the making I see. Enjoy your weekend, and I know you'll be sharing it with us eventually. Have fun!

Jane said...

Sounds a beautiful week. i'm still marching on with my ten minute rows! and the shawl is looking lovely. Hope you have a good weekend where ever you spend it. Jane x

Islandsparrow said...

A lovely week Willow.

The bike ride looks especially inviting.

Hope you have a wonderful getaway.

Melissa said...

How nice to hear that you were able to find time to knit and read! Some weeks seem so hard to settle quiet! Have a great weekend!

Jerralea said...

What a great week! I would like to ride a bike again. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Robin said...

Number five sounds the most intriguing to me! I hope we get to hear more about it.

proudgrits11 said...

The anticipation is sometimes just as good as the actual event, isn't it?? Sounds like a good week--and a nice weekend ahead!!
P.s. my word verification was "skinalot!"

Susanne said...

I can hardly wait for bike riding weather. Unfortunately I still have a bit of a wait with snow predicted this weekend.

Marg said...

Enjoy the upcoming weekend.
So much fun...in the anticipation.
Bike rides? Just what I was thinking about today....

Sherida said...

Oooh, a road trip. Sounds fun!

Brian said...

Hi Willow, just to say the bike is just one lovely photo love the use of shadows, and it is such a clean photo.

Brian

Barbara said...

Wonder where you are off to!
Lots of rain for California.

No, they use tht room for their Christmas dinner.

Elizabeth said...

I love the way you celebrate simple pleasures!
THe clouds were a great delight.

Poshyarns said...

I love reading these, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sounds like lsst week was wonderful for you Willow -- hope this one is even better!

Melanie said...

I hope you had a wonderful weekend break. I'm looking forward to seeing the socks.

Mary said...

Willow,

I love bike riding. Hubby and I each bought one a few years ago and since we don't have a garage, we chained them to the porch. Well, they were stolen and we've never replaced them. However, I do ride with the boys on my daughter's bike and do enjoy it still. I used to ride miles every Sunday when I was a kid.

Enjoyed my visit. Have a great week.
Blessings,
Mary

Anil P said...

What a wonderful landscape this is, and how it must lift the spirits to come up the hills and see the clouds spread so, and colourfully as well.

XUE said...

Hey Willow! Are you knitting these with yr fab hand spun, hand-dyed yarn from the previous post? I can't knit which I think is more difficult than sewing!

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh! Can't wait to hear where the clean and tired car took you :)

Sharon Lynne said...

I'm glad you had a good week. And how fun to anticipate a trip!

I loved the little orange poppy. I have California poppies almost ready to bloom in the backyard. (They seem to be taking FOREVER.) But once they come...they stay awhile.

The bike ride sounds fun.

Have a great weekend!