Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday's Fave Five

This Friday, I have decided to try a different meme. This is hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.  It is easy to play, you just talk about 5 of your favorite things. I usually do 5 Question Friday but the Gman doesn't like me to talk about him so much. Many of the questions lead to me writing about he. After being happily married for 18+ years to my best friend, it is so difficult not to talk about him. I will try my best.

So onto to my five favorites of this week.

1. Internet Access: I know this is silly, but I am amazed at the wealth of information at my finger tips. I am currently planning on buying my second gas grill in my life after my 10-year old one has given up the ghost. Well now I can read everyone's opinion and make a somewhat informed or confused opinion. I went down to the doctor of grillogy and had already done my homework. It was nice to have already seen the grills, and not have to listen to a sales pitch.
      Last night, we were talking about this fascinating couple and Gman joked "I wonder how they met?" I, being the next American Idol, began to belt out a song from the eighties. "Don't You Want Me Baby?."  Because of my fabulous singing, he couldn't recognize the song,  I found it on YouTube in 30 seconds. Random made me promise to never play that song ever again. We laughed so hard at the lyrics, I had tears in my eyes.

2. The Bible: This love letter from God to me, has the answers for all of my problems. I am always amazed at the providential timing of the words, whenever I am reading it. There is always something that speaks clearly to my heart.
       I just finished listening to a biography of Adoniram Judson. He was a missionary who spent most of his adult life translating the Bible for the Burmese people. I cannot imagine not having the Bible in my own language. I have so many versions here at my house and yet he labored so hard just to translate one copy. 

If you have not read anything about this amazing missionary, please do. It will give you a fresh perspective and a heart full of gratitude.

 3. My Friends: I just wish I had more time to spend with them. Summer is coming, my load will be lightened and I will reconnect with all my buddies for some fun in the sun.

4. Pre-Cooked Chickens: These save my dinner about once a week. I usually produce two meals from it. We devour most it the first night and I make a quick soup for the next night. Some days, I am trying to fit too many things in and thoughts of dinner get buried until 4:30 p.m. I know, I could improve my culinary skills and cook my own at home, but their rotisserie does things to a chicken, that I cannot. 

5. The Common Room: This is my new favorite blog, which I have been meaning to blog about. I think I have graduated from Pioneer Woman in my blog reading. I still love her food, who doesn't? But here her posts are pure fun, not much substance. At the Common Room, I have been reading some pretty deep thoughts. I have been introduced to and challenged to read less twaddle. I am compelled to think a little deeper about so many issues. This blog discusses politics, homeschooling, thrift, cooking,and books from a conservative Christian perspective, my perspective. 

What are some of your favorites things?

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Heidi said...

Great list, Terri!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Welcome to FFF!

I know what you mean about #1 -- I'm amazed at how much info is at my fingertips.

Best love letter ever, I'd say. And yes, Adonirom Judson had a fascinating, inspiring life.

Happy weekend!

Debbie said...

The internet is amazing, isn't it? All that information at our fingertips...and it wasn't even there 20 years ago.

I enjoyed your list!

Willow said...

Welcome to FFF! Isnt' the internet wonderful? I'm so much smarter now!
Have a great weekend!

Susanne said...

Hi Terri. Thanks for joining us at FFF.

I love biographies. I'll have to check out that one. I've never heard of that missionary.

I'm always amazed with the internet too and all that info at my fingertips.

I love the rotis chickens from the grocer. Around here they are cheaper than buying an uncooked chicken and the same size. Who can pass that by? Makes dinner so much easier.