Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friday Fave Five- A Gentle Week

Friday is here! Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday Fave Five every week, giving us an opportunity to share five events of our week for which we are thankful. Join us in looking for gratitude in our every day lives. You can participate by posting at Susanne's blog.

1. After enjoying two weeks of Spring Break, I slipped quietly back in to the school routine. Gearing up for the last six weeks of classes, last weekend I glibly ignored the papers that clamored to be corrected and the lesson plans that needed to be planned. Because a friend was competing in the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, we drove to Ventura on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed listening to an hour of Bach Minuets, Preludes and Fugues while gazing at beautiful stained glass windows.

2. After Bach, while The Professor rode his bike (in preparation for the 55 mile Ride for Literacy he's participating in this weekend), I strolled along the beach path at Ventura Beach State Park. The yellow flowers were blooming brilliantly.

3. The week passed gently. Heirloom tomatoes and basil seedlings were planted.
4. Students were tutored, papers were corrected and a pot of tea was enjoyed at my favorite tea shop All Things Tea.
5. A little knitting, a little walking, a little reading filled my evenings. All in all, Willow's week was wonderful.
How was yours?

27 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It sounds like you had a busy, productive, and enjoyable week, Willow.

Have a wonderful weekend!

nikkipolani said...

Oh, Willow. I love love love Bach. Bet that was wonderful to experience.

Best wishes to you on the tomatoes.

LivingforGod said...

I enjoyed reading your list. I love Bach's music.

Have a blessed weekend!

Dorothy said...

Sounds like a wonderful week, Willow. I'm glad it was yours to enjoy.

Hazel said...

Stained glass windows and Bach - how classically beautiful! Color me jealous :) The blooms are very pretty too. What a lovely week you have!

Roxie said...

Your fave fives always remind me to take note and appreciate the immediate joys of life.

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a good week Willow. Where is the 55 mile route? Your photos are gorgeous...

Susanne said...

That stained glass window is incredible. Love stained glass.

The yellow flowers look so cheery. The thought of homegrown tomatoes set my mouth to watering! We are a long, long way off from planting in my neck of the woods.

Carrie said...

A gentle week sounds perfect!

What a beautiful stained glass window which sets the mood for the music quite well, I'd say!

Marg said...

I love those kind of weeks. I love the fresh new seedlings...That's my goal for this week...a raised garden bed for my heirloom tomatoes.
Have a wonderful week.

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a lovely, restful week! That stained glass window is gorgeous, and I imagine the music was as well.

Jerralea said...

Willow's week sounds wonderful. I love that you described it as "gentle."

I love the picture of the stained glass!

Booklassie said...

Tea room, Bach, knitting, and reading! Sounds like a perfect week to me.

Islandsparrow said...

You're hitting all my favourites - the blue stain glass - Bach - tea - and reading! Did you walk at the beach?? That would make it perfect :)

Happy weekend Willow!

Karyn said...

Listening to good music while ejoying the beauty of those windows sounds wonderful.

Good luck to your hubby on is bike ride this weekend!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You DID have a wonderful week! I haven't listened to a fugue since music appreciation class in college ~ which reminds me that I should listen to something besides talk radio occasionally ;)

Your tea shop does sound a delightful place to visit!

snoopydog said...

Sounds like a great week! Love the stained glass window. We've spent a lazy week relaxing in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, but it's back to school on Monday. Enjoy the weekend!Ros

Flower said...

Your week sounds very peaceful and vital! You were able to do so many things you enjoy!
What a fun banner photo you have! Nasturiums are a favorite of ours!

Brenda said...

I love the title of this post and I hope to have one of those weeks pretty soon!

Tea always makes things so cozy! I need a cup about now. . .

Allie said...

A gentle week - that is wonderful!

Laura said...

That does sound like a gentle week -- in fact, a lovely one. The stained glass window picture was beautiful, as were the flowers.

Happy weekend!

Tracy said...

So soft, so gentle... a gentle week is so nice between the busy ones now & then! Love the stained glass window... and couldn't live without Bach! Happy Weekend, Willow ((HUGS))

ham1299 said...

Thanks for stopping by! It sounds like you had a really nice week! :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love number 5.
Yes, a recipe for a lovely week indeed!

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, that sounds like a wonderful and peaceful week. I love weeks like that. The Bach sounds particularly wonderful.

Sara said...

How I love those weeks that pass gently! I am glad your week was a good one. Gosh, only six more weeks of school...you must be looking forward to the summer break.

Flower said...

Good for you!!