Friday, February 19, 2016

TFFFF [Third February Friday Fave Five]

It seems like every week is a busy one these days.  If I'm not teaching, I'm studying, planning or reading papers.  I enjoy keeping busy but sometimes, I like to just rest.  I did that a bit this week, intentionally.  It helps me too to stop at the end of the week and remind myself what the highlights were.  I think that's why I enjoy Friday Fave Fives--it helps me focus on the positive events so I don't simply plod thoughtlessly through the days and weeks.  Here are my Fave Fives from Willow's Week.

1.  After the crazy hot days at the beginning of the week (87F), it cooled off and rained.  Here in drought land, rain is always a fave.  All these white blossoms are on the ground now, knocked down by wind and rain. I'm glad I took a few photos last week before the wind and rain swept through.

2.  I successfully signed myself up for a couple of official appointments online.  This is a fave because it didn't take as long as I feared.  And it was much easier than I expected.  Whew.

3.  My sweet students!  One young man brought me a lovely pink orchid plant.  Happy Valentine's Day to me!

4.  Wanna hear a joke?  My students love to share them---  "Why did the boy invite the mushroom to his birthday party?"   (Answer--see below*)

5.  The fruit guy at the farmers market often gives us the apples or grapes he can't sell because they're bruised or 'on the edge'.  He know what I do with them--dry them in my dehydrator and then I gift back to him some of the finished product.  This week we've been drying a huge box of apples.   Yummy!  These will last us for snacks for a long time!

I hope your week has warmth and flowers and jokes and kindness!

*because he was a fun guy.


Faith said...

my husband tells that joke all the time!!!! haha!

Im glad you received some rain. we did too, right after a weekend of frigid cold temps...the coldest all winter!

today is grey but dry.

one more month and it will be spring! yay!!

How neat to dry your fruits! I prefer mine fresh but sometimes enjoy the dried banana trail mix i find at the grocers for my hikes.

happy weekend!

Gracie Saylor said...

I have yet to try drying fruit, but want to do so and just mentioned that to a friend this week :) I enjoyed seeing your tree blossoms and was surprised to see some pink blossoms on a tree in Portland this week. Hope you have a restful weekend, Willow xx

ellen b said...

that's a win win with the farmers market guy! Fun joke for sure...
Glad you all got some rain again. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ann said...

You must teach elementary. :-) My high school kiddos think they're pretty cool, and they'd probably groan at the joke, but down deep they'd think it was funny. :-)

Mereknits said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful week.

Monica said...

I have a tendency to shun technology where appointment making and medical records are concerned. I would just rather speak to a human being! :)
What a nice bunch you have in you class! :)
Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Cute joke; so innocent. I'm glad you received some rain. We've had quite a bit here, and there is some talk of possible flooding on the other side of the canyon once the snow from the mountains starts to melt. The grass we planted last fall is sprouting, so that's a good thing. Enjoy the weekend. xo ~ Nancy

Wendy said...

Sounds like you have a nice bunch of students. I love dried fruits, probably more than fresh sometimes. Enjoy the weekend

snoopydogknits said...

What a lovely favourite five! Such sweet students you teach! Hope you have a good week. Ros

Barbara H. said...

I've been longing for a rest lately, too, and finally got a bit of one this evening. I love doing online appointments and wish more places would allow for them. I have been needing to call and make a couple but keep forgetting. How sweet to get a flower from a student! Gotta love kids' humor. That's a neat deal you have with the farmer's market guy.

Anonymous said...

Nice week! Keep on! It's pleasing to stop and appreciate the high points! Love dehydrated apples, sunshine and flowers!

nikkipolani said...

Oh, how fun to see those white blossoms up close -- are they ornamental pear? By the time I have a chance to stop and photograph them, they're gone gone gone. I love that you and the fruit guy gift each other with a bit of up-cycling.

Kathie said...

Honestly . . .it took me a moment to get that one. I have the flu - that's my excuse ;)

what a great use for the not so perfect fruit!

And so glad you got rain. we had it this week too but there are no blossoms around - just melted snow :)