Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday Fave Five

Friday's Fave Five, Late Summer Edition

Join me and others at Living To Tell The Story to share what we loved about our week. Here is my week in retrospect.

1. First is Last. Just before sitting down to write this post, I drove The Professor to Los Angeles to catch a plane. The round trip took a total of two hours, home to LAX and back to home, three freeways and freeway interchanges each direction. The drive was mostly easy and smooth, no close calls or crazy drivers. For a quick and safe airport trip I am truly thankful.

2. Messing around with my camera's macro setting. Photo taken Saturday while watching our bikes outside the hardware store.


3. Gifting. I love the give and take of sharing with others, giving away what you don't want or need to someone else who has been looking for just that item. This week I was able to gift away some decorative rock that was in our front garden, placed there by the previous owners. As I was scooping up the rocks, a nearby neighbor wandered over and asked if I or my daughters had any interest in a chair and a desk. I have been thinking for some time that I would like a desk for my laptop. My little Dell wanders around the house and is often placed on my lap while I am typing or browsing. So now my computer will have a home, once I figure out where to put the lovely drop down lid desk. This week everyone wins! I have a desk, my neighbor has more room in her house, and my sister in law has rock for a pathway.

4. I heart my library. I love having so many books available to me through inter-library loan!

5. The Farmers Market. We are fortunate to have a local farmers market that is open 50 Saturdays during the year. The Professor and I shop there most Saturdays and choose fresh, local, often organic, vegetables to eat during the week. This evening's dinner was tomatoes (local: our garden), basil (ditto), spinach and garlic (farmers market) sauteed in olive oil (farmers market) and served over linguine (Trader Joe's).

I hope you have enjoyed this Late Summer version of Willow's Week!

22 comments:

Thom said...

What a great week you had. Love the photo and the Farmers Market is such a great place to go and shop. Glad you had a safe trip. :) Have a great Friday :)

Tracy said...

A wonderful week you've had, Willow! I'm with you on the gifting, libraries and farmer's markets! :o) Hope the weekend will treat you just as good as this week has...happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Angie said...

Willow, what a great week! I, too, was able to gift some things this week. My BF has a son who runs just a size behind my boys. I was able to gather up 26 pieces of very gently used clothes for her! And Farmer's Markets - is there anything better???

Have a great weekend!

Beth said...

Willow's Week sounded nice! I am looking forward to going to our bigger Farmers Market...I make the best Salsa!

Melli said...

Sounds like Willow has had a very satisfying week. Not a lot of excitement and bling - but sweet mellow satisfaction. That's nice!

Susanne said...

Love the way the gifting worked out. When we are generous it comes back in blessing with what we need. And it's so fun to watch it happen.

I found out we have a rotating kind of farmer's market in our city. So that let's us partake of them about 3 times a week in different locations in the city. The homegrown veggies are so much better than grocery store one.

I don't know what I would do without my library!

Knitting Linguist said...

So many good things! I'm with you on the farmer's market -- I don't know what we'd do without ours, open rain or shine, every Saturday of the year. Mmm...

Booklassie Dee said...

Your photo is gorgeous. I've been looking at some of the digital cameras with the 10x resolution and thinking, hmmm, maybe time for an upgrade? And I'm with you. Interlibrary loan is the best! (Of course, I'm a little biased, having been in charge of ILL before retiring.) A Kindle is a close second.

Lisa notes... said...

I loved your "gifting" paragraph. How neat that it worked out that way.

I'm a library fan(atic), too. What would we do without libraries??? Hope we never have to find out.

nikkipolani said...

I know that an uneventful trip to LAX is not to be taken for granted. Are you enjoying close-up photography? I'm amazed how close those little lenses can be. And hurrah on the free-cycling! And libraries! And fresh veggies!

Islandsparrow said...

I double-heart my library :)It runs a close second to the beach and that's saying a lot! Mmm - fresh veggies - love them too. Glad you had a good week Willow!

Kari said...

that's great to hear that your ride to the airport was a safe one.
Fresh organic food sounds great.
Great picture and good on you for experimenting with your camera.

Jerralea said...

Willow's week sounds wonderful! I totally love libraries, too. I'm my library's best customer. I would be in a pickle if I had to buy all my reading material!

I love Farmer's Markets, too, but sadly the one in my town is only open on Tuesday mornings and closes before my lunch hour!

Sara said...

Hi Willow. So many blessings!

Jientje said...

I envy your farmer's market, that must be awesome!! We have a weekly market oin Saturdays, which is not bad, but nothing like a farmer's market like the ones we like to visit in France! Have another great week Willow!

Barbara H. said...

Glad for a safe trip to and from LAX! Just the thought of that makes me nervous.

Love the gift exchange!

I've been wanting to explore some things at my library -- after I work down my TBR pile.

Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

Over two hours to take someone to the airport. . . people inLA just get used to that!

Sounds like a wonderful dinner prepared with your farmers market produce. I know I would love all of that!

I heart my library too :)

Flower said...

Good week for good people!
Enjoy the weekend! :))

ellen b said...

Look, look! I can type now. I don't know how long it will last but I'm typing away while I can!!
Love your macro!

Allie said...

I love the library too. Ours is small and kind of outdated, but I still love it.

Beautiful picture!

Sharon Lynne said...

Your dinner sounds scrumptious. (hope I spelled that right.)

How fun to have a "new" desk!

I am in the process of making a furniture book. I'm photographing furniture at my mother's house and my house. Only the pieces that have sentimental value--because they belonged to i.e. great-grandparents. Then I'm putting them in in a little photo book with a "story" next to the piece of furniture. Why? So the kids will know what they have. someday.

Marg said...

I love the idea of going to the Farmers Market especially on your bike. Sounds like a great week.