It seems like Friday arrives so soon every week. As The Professor often states, "Time flies." Here I am and it's the end of the week and I am running a little late for Friday Fave Fives
. What has happened to make me grateful? Here are some random thoughts.
1. I love my local library. This week I returned two books, and check out, let's see, (counting in my head), three books. Oh and I renewed a fourth book. All for free.
2. Speaking of books, my daughter bought me a book for Mother's Day. It arrived this week. Oh, I'm a happy mama!
3. Where I live there are many places that have been used (and are being used) as movie sets. Often when we are driving along the coastal route, we will see movie set trucks parked at the beach. Sometimes, roads are closed as commercials are being shot. Old Westerns were often filmed in areas within 20 miles of Willow's Cottage. One such place is Paramount Ranch. Appropriately named for Paramount Studios. At this time, it's part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Every May, on one Sunday, the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and Festival is held there. And every year for the past eight or so years, I've taken my spinning wheel and sat in the Western town on the iconic porch and spent my day spinning and talking with people.
It's a busy time. But oh so fun!
4. After that crazy busy day, I was glad to stop off at my favorite restaurant
and pick up a burrito and come home and crash. After I ate my burrito.
5. Another perk to living where I do is easy access to various renowned museums and centers. Like the Getty Center and Getty Museum. And Reyes Adobe. And all the Los Angeles museums. The Ronald Reagan Library may be the closest center to us. We've been there several times to visit with friends and to see special exhibits. Right now, an exhibit about Genghis Khan is there. So we decided to visit RRL this week.
Gotta love the Imperial passport!
"I am the emissary of the Khan. If you defy me, you die."
model of a yurt
Where there were sheep there were spinning wheels (drop spindle).
I hope you will take some time this weekend to contemplate your blessings. What are you thankful for?