This week (like many other weeks recently) was quite busy. I have not had much time to be online or visit other blogs. I'm hoping that my days will slow down a little. Here are highlights from Willow's Week. As usual, I am linking up with Susanne's Friday Fave Five as I focus on, not the busyness, but the blessings of the week.
1. Choosing to spend a couple of hours reading on Monday morning was the right thing to do. I just needed a short sabbath to relax before the week roared in to high gear.
2. All that remains to finish the February Lady Cardigan for my daughter is sewing on the buttons. I am more motivated to do it this weeked in anticipation of seeing her when she is in Los Angeles on a business trip this next week. Two faves in one; but who's counting?
3. We rushed down to West Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon after our classes to meet up with friends who we hadn't seen for a couple of years for dinner. The young woman we watched grow from a jr higher to a lovely adult as a classmate and close friend of our daughter (see #1). I furiously knitted on a little sweater for their new baby and almost finished it. Part of one sleeve, the hood, and five buttons left to work. The yarn came from my stash and so that is THREE faves in one--knitting, using up my stash and cuddling a precious new baby boy. But who's counting?
4. More spinning and demonstrating, this time at the Ventura Scottish Highland Games. We were positioned near the building entrance by the stage where Celtic Spring performed four times during the day. LOVE their music! And I sold more hats and scarves which means more $ for Generate Hope. Another two for one?
5. Thursday (last) night we attended a dinner at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Wow! What an amazing place. After the dinner/program, I just stood under Air Force One and marveled at the plane and at the helicopter. I think that President Reagan would have approved of the function--The Prison Fellowship (Chuck Colson) and The Urban Ministry Institute (a ministry of World Impact) are partnering to provide seminary education to people in prison in a program called Prisoners to Pastors. Since The Professor is a board member with The Urban Ministry Institute Satellite in Los Angeles, we were excited to hear about the partnership and enjoyed spending a couple of hours with some friends and former colleagues in a marvelous venue.