Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday Fave Five, April 23rd

Friday is here again and so is Friday Fave Five! Welcome!

1. I am proud to announce that The Professor not only survived the fifty-five mile bicycle Ride for Literacy, he finished in great shape and time!

2. Our garden is growing! Soon we'll be enjoying kale, lettuce, peas and other green yumminess.

3. I had fun this week recycling a sweater that I am going to reknit into a more appropriate and better fitting garment. I posted details of how to unravel and old sweater and prepare the yarn for reuse on my new knitting blog.

4. The performing arts department of the local university where The Professor is on the faculty did several performances of "The Heidi Chronicles" this past week. Of course, we attended because usually The Professor helps out with the lighting design. For this production, we were just part of the audience. I enjoyed watching the set crew and performers work with the abstract stage set moving staging cubes around between scenes.

5. Ellen is in town for a couple of days packing the last possessions she has here. We enjoyed tea and then dinner at an excellent little Italian restaurant. Spending a few hours catching up on family and personal news was truly the best highlight of my week. Hopefully, we'll be able to meet up again for lunch before she heads to LAX.
That's a wrap on Willow's Week! What ONE event from your week reminded you to be grateful? Join our hostess Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and share your faves from this week.

25 comments:

Kari said...

sounds like you had a wonderful week.
Well done to the Professor for the 55 mile bike ride. that's awesome and for a great cause.
the recycle sweater sounds interesting.
Happy Weekend.

Jientje said...

Yaaay for the professor! Must be wonderful to grow your own vegetables. I'm very tempted to do so, but my patio is really too small for that. Catching up with my daughter was my highlight of the week as well!
Have a great weekend Willow!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Wow that is exciting for hubs to make the big 55 mile bike ride!
Glad you could enjoy time with Ellen, sounds fun...so cool to meet up with bloggers.
Love the idea of recycling a sweater....oh if I had the time.

Dorothy said...

Can't wait to see the recycled sweater, Willow! I love that yarn!

Islandsparrow said...

Congratulations to the Professor - that's quite a ride!

Your garden looks so lovely and green.

I'm so glad you're having the chance to visit Ellen. Enjoy every mmiinute!

Happy weekend!

Melli said...

WOW! 3 CHEERS for the Professor! That is wonderful! My legs hurt just thinking about it! :)

The Heidi Chronicles sounds like it was a fun performance! Different.

I'm glad you got to spend some time with Ellen this week - I know you must miss each other... that's great!

Susanne said...

Wow, standing ovation to the Professor. That is a great accomplishment.

Homegrown vegetables are the best!

Carrie said...

I'm impressed:

#1 - By your husband's fifty-five mile bike ride!

#2 - You unraveling a sweater with intent to reknit!

Glad to see those Oregon seeds sprouting up. ;) haha!

Enjoy your weekend!

ellen b. said...

It's been good being here in good ole Camarillo. I'm getting nostalgic over here at the hotel room this morning...
Hope it works out for lunch...

Jerralea said...

55 miles! Wow! Kudos to the Professor.

Sounds like a great week - I loved it when you said that's a wrap for Willow's week - I love alliteration!

Glad you got to spend time with Ellen, I know you must be sad to give up your walking partner ...

Lisa notes... said...

55 miles? Wow! Enjoy your gardening. It's such a great activity with great rewards.

Karyn said...

Congrats to the Professor!

It's always fun to see the garden begin to grow.....Still a few weeks till we plant ours.

Glad you got to have a visit with Ellen! That must have made your week!

Laura said...

That sweater is a beautiful color! Hope you show us the finished product.

The play sounds SO interesting!

Happy weekend!

Brenda said...

How did you like the Heidi Chronicles? I keep seeing thats its performed places but I have not had a chance to see it yet.

Love that you are recycling a sweater, I'll have to see how that goes :)

Flower said...

So many good things this week! Good for J and for his great riding ability!! That set for Heidi is really amazing...it had to be a fun one to dream up!!
Have a good weekend..ours will be busy!

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations to the professor!

That production sounds intriguing!

I am so glad you got to see and visit with Eleen again!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Good Morning Willow....
I was pleased to receive your comment and delighted to hear that your Grandson has discovered Thomas.... there are lots of adventures in store for him.

I’ve included a link about the Talyllyn Railway that I thought may interest you. The Rev. W. Awdry, author of Thomas the Tank Engine worked as a volunteer on the Talyllyn Railway.... but you can read more about on the link below.

http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/awdry

Congratulations to the Professor..... what an achievement, that is some bike ride!

Like yours, our garden is growing.... somewhat behind yours tho’. We have only just emerged from a very harsh winter, but now the sun shines and everyone seems all fired up with enthusiasm to get out and garden.

I like your idea for recycling the sweater.... I’ll have to read your tips. Love the midnight blue colour of your wool.

Such precious time with your daughter enjoy every minute. I don’t get to meet up with mine frequently, but we speak each evening which is lovely.

Have a good weekend. Marion

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Another lovely week at Willow's cottage :)

Beware, I hop a lot, and I love to nibble on lettuce leaves - LOL

Faith said...

You had a great week! I love the color of that yarn you show.
Yeah for your professor!!
The one thing that made me grateful this week? That I have good health...someone in a ministry I help out with had to have major surgery due to some kind of seizure....haven't heard the outcome yet but I am SOOOOO grateful that the Lord, thus far, has blessed me and my family with good health. Enjoy your weekend

Bethany Hissong said...

That looks like the yarn that you sent to Hatch... which is gorgeous!! I wish I could come out to see your garden in person too. You've had a busy week! Hope your weekend has been good! xo Beth

Tracy said...

So much enjoy your end-of-week celebrations here, Willow! I'm off to see how you did that yarn... Hope you had a lovely weekend :o) ((HUGS))

Marg said...

Way to go for the bike ride....I've got a few taking off for the Van marathon this weekend, while I keep the boys.
It's so nice to know that we know share Ellen B.
I will need to check out the new knitting blog. I've been spending to much time in ER.

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Barbara said...

Did not realise that the Prof was so fit! Congrats. to him.

Your reknitting - so professional. I guess one has to get the wool straight to make a good garment. I remember reknitting as a child and it was always wobbly.

Son back as of Sunday and daughter flying to San Diego Friday.

M.Kate said...

A big congrats to Professor as I doubt if I can do it at all. I've yet to grow any vege in my garden but will try soon. Happy week Kak Willow :)