Can it really be a week since I posted? I think I've been having a lazy week. At least I'm checking in on Fridays to write my favorite weekly post, Friday Fave Five which is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.
1. At the end of all of Ellen's travels and activities in Southern California, she and her daugther needed to drive back to LAX and drop off their rental car. Their departure happened to coincide with my arrival in the LAX area to spend a week dog sitting for my friend. So, of course, we met up for lunch.
2. The dog sitting has involved walking a ninety pound pit bull, feeding him, playing with him, getting licked by him. Mostly Lord Surrey spends his daytime hours doing this:
3. The Professor and I have been doing a bit of that, too, while staring at blue skies, green palm trees and brilliant pink bouggainvillea blossoms
and ambling along the same familiar haunts in the LA Beach Cities. I mentioned to him that I have probably taken dozens of photos of this beach over the past four years. But I never tire of gazing out at the pier and the surf.
4. Because the local yarn shop which I used to frequent when I lived in LA is closing, I've been able to purchase some knitting needles in sizes/styles I didn't own for a discounted price. (Yeah, I know. It seems impossible that someone who knits as much as I do would not have every knitting needle in every size But, I don't.). I also scored the Cascade 220 wool yarn in cream that I needed to finish a crochet project and four skeins of blue baby type yarn to knit up a sweater for my great nephew to match one that his twin sister already has. Everything in the store is 50% off!
5. It seems that I am not the only person who loves, savors, and saves quotes. Here are two more I've gleaned recently in my reading and listening.
An African Proverb: Wherever man goes to dwell, his character goes with him.
Willow's paraphrase: Wherever you go, there you are.
"Generosity is the outward expression of a contented heart." Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist
Oh, here's a free BONUS fave! I think almost everyone in the world knows that Border's book stores is going out of business. Since we were still holding a couple of gift cards, we searched the shelves this week for volumes we've been wishing for. I scored a copy of the most recent 2011 Newbery Award book Moon Over Manifest by Clara Venderpool at the discounted price.
So this has been Willow's Week. What's been happening in your neighborhood?