Friday, October 17, 2014


I have the best reason in the world for showing up late for Friday Fave Fives.  How could I say anything about my week without making THIS my best, first fave?

Introducing my new little PAL.
Born on Monday evening.

We drove out to Phoenix Thursday afternoon and immediately ran upstairs to see her and hold her.  Oh, she is adorable!  Everything else about our week dims into insignificance.

However, in accordance with finding five faves in my week, I will add four more...

2.  Music.  On my way to work, I get a little bored in the car.  My brain tends to subconsciously move to singing.  I never know what song is going to pop up.  This week it was How Great Thou Art.  I felt like I was channeling George Beverly Shea.  Surprised that I remembered all the words to at least two verses, I sang all the way to work.

3.  More songs.  Saturday and Sunday, I spent many hours demonstrating my spinning craft at Reyes Adobe Days in Agoura Hills. Across the courtyard under the grape vines, the fiddler was singing and fiddling.  One favorite of the audiences gathered around was The Streets of Laredo.  Okay, I used to sing that song when I was a kid.  But I just realized that I originally learned the lyrics from The Smothers Brothers.  I never knew these weren't the real words.

I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy;
You can see by my outfit that I'm a cowboy, too;
You can see by our outfits that we are both cowboys;
So get yourself an outfit,
And be a cowboy, too.

So now this song is alternating in my brain with the much more lofty hymn in #2.  Thanks to my posting these lyrics, you can join me in the endless Smothers Brothers Streets of Laredo song loop.  You're welcome.  

4.  Whenever I can, I offer my hand knitted hats for sale.  This weekend exceeded my expectations.  I sold all but ten hats!  Generate Hope is going to get a substantial donation.

5.  More PAL LOVE

Enjoy your weekend!


Barbara H. said...

Oh, how absolutely adorable! What a sweet little one!

OK, I had to go look up The Streets of Laredo. It wasn't the song I was thinking of, but the tune is familiar and I do remember the "Beat the drum slowly" chorus.

I tend to listen to audiobooks while driving, but if my son is with me, I "shuffle" the songs on my phone. Sometimes it's fun to sing along together. I actually meant to mention that this FFF, but will save it for next time.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you were well enough to go and see little miss precious.
Music is so much a part of my world. I'm so grateful for it. Congrats on selling all those hats!

Faith said...

I LOVE your granddaughter's photos!!! She is just precious! What is her first name?
That's great about your hats selling! And I ALWAYS sing on the way to work. The Christian radio station ( air one) plays all the contemp christian songs we like at church and/ or in our house so I turn to that in the car. The hymn you sang this week is a fave of mine and my daughters.
Enjoy the weekend and congrats on that precious baby girl!!

nikkipolani said...

Oh, she is precious. And definitely warrants at least two of your five Faves ;-)

Thankfully for me, I don't think I knew the Streets of Laredo and don't have it stuck in my head. Like Barbara, I tend to listen to audiobooks during my commute.

Enjoy your weekend planning your next visit to see and hold PAL.

Gattina said...

Of course that is a big event ! Congratulations ! She looks so cute !

Anonymous said...

This must be my favorite posting ever. Phoebe is beautiful, you got to spin in a wonderful setting, those cute knitted hats sold, music...what a great week! Mary

Susanne said...

Congratulations to you and your family. What a precious little bundle! Love the last picture.

We just lost the Christian radio station in our city. I really miss it because that is the music I listen to the most when in the car.

Barbara said...

How sweet. Congratulations. Bev Shea always my favourite.

Mereknits said...

Congrats!!!! She is a beauty, look at that perfect face and all that hair!
I am thrilled for all of you.

Gracie Saylor said...

Precious, Linda!!! Your reasons to be happy delight me as well. Continued blessings to you and yours. xx

Bethany said...

Congratulations Willow!!! Another beautiful child in your clan of grandchildren!

snoopydogknits said...

So so beautiful! Such a precious gift! Rod

Melanie - Author/Editor said...

Oh my goodness that baby is beautiful!!! So precious!!

I love music :)

Those hats are great!!!

Ann said...

What a gorgeous little baby!! Congratulations!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter, Willow! She is beautiful! We might have been in AZ at the same time --we were there for a niece'swedding

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter, Willow! She is beautiful! We might have been in AZ at the same time --we were there for a niece'swedding