Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

I love these memes—they provide me with something to put here when real life doesn't. This idea provided by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. Go thank her. And here are five great things about the past week, in no particular order (because that might hurt someone's feelings, and we know I couldn't stand having that guilt to deal with.):

1.A really great chemistry text for Man-boy. We use Jay Wile's Exploring Creation With Chemistry, first edition. This is the set I bought when Tall One was a wee (wee is used very loosely) lad of 16, and I've used it with three of the five kids. Dr. Wile has the ability to make complicated subjects very understandable without dumbing them down, and he routinely defends God's creation of the universe. I love his science books!

2. Being able to finish an entire editing project in one day. This is a monthly project that usually takes me anywhere from five to seven hours, and today I got it done in 4.75. That probably only happened because it's been raining non-stop since Tuesday evening so my distractions are quite limited, but I'm glad anyway. I sent my boss an email with all the parts of the project attached that said, "Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Who da man?!" I'm sure she's thrilled to have such a professional working for her.

3. My Crock-Pot. It makes the best pot roast. And my bread machine. My family is spoiled by homemade bread. Too bad they don't make a mashed potato machine.

4. The 16-year-old man-boy. Without him, I would never have discovered the joys of Overhaulin', that show on TLC where they take somebody's old heap of a car and make an incredibly sweet hot rod out of it and then surprise them at the end. It is so unlike me to watch a show like that, but it happens to be on during our lunch break from school, so he watches it most days. Today I watched it with him and it's pretty cool. He flips back and forth between that and Cash Cab, which is also a pretty cool show—like Jeopardy on wheels in New York City. And Tom and Jerry, because what's a lunch break without a little childhood violence?

5. Election Day! Tuesday was a great day in Virginia. The Republican candidates won resounding victories across the state and gave us just a glimmer of hope for the future.

In the words of Walter Cronkite, "And that's the way it is, this Friday, November 13th." Have a great day!

Be thankful ~



Susanne said...

You crack me up. What's a professional with some humor?

And a lunch break without "a little childhood violence". You are funny.

Barbara H. said...

That chemistry books sounds wonderful! Good work on the editing job.

I make a couple of things with my crock pot but need to use it more.

Brenda said...

I like watching TV with my kids too because they always introduce me to new things.

And I love my crockpot! We DO need to find a mashed potato machine ;)

Willow said...

Oh yes, the crockpot is one of my best friends! I enjoyed your FFF, especially the time spent channel surfing with your son.

Have a good weekend!