Thursday, February 16, 2012

Friday's Favorite Five


I've been posting my Friday's Fave Five (hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story) over at Reading to Know but I'm going to start posting here instead. It seems more fitting.

Things I'm grateful for this week:

1. That we're all getting over this cold which has lingered for much longer than colds normally do. Last week we were on the run every single day, trying to re-organize life after The Great Smoke Out. (The event has to have a name and it has to be in all caps.) This week we've have some downtime where we've just been able to stay home and rest and so we're beginning to recover. Although it's just stuffy noses, they really become annoying after a bit!

2. The fact that there are no neighbors in the townhouse that we share a wall with. One day there was some construction going on in townhouse connected to us and I was all in a I'm-going-to-HURT-someone-if-they-don't-stop-POUNDING-ON-THE-WALLS-!!!-mood. (They were pounding during naptime. I was ready to walk the baby next door if they woke her up. I confess this so that you don't think my attitude about this new living situation is always good. I miss having four walls that are all my own and no one else's.) However, we've been thankful that no one is living next door for the time being. We can't hear nobody and they can't hear us. Hurray!

3. Bookclub! I love my local bookclub and the fellowship it offers. Bookclub was this past week and we read my favorite Mysterious Benedict Society. Happiness! (No one else in the club had ever read it and so I feel I've done my duty by at least six other people. They all liked it. Of course. You would too. I just know it.)

4. Friends who are willing to babysit when we need to be at the house working with adjusters.

5. Predictably calm and quiet evenings with my husband. And we can still watch Castle! :)

Looking forward to a three day weekend!

16 comments:

  1. Ah, the perils of living in connected spaces. I am also much thankful that we finally do not have neighbors sharing walls. Although this morning we had to walk down the street and inform the neighbors that this is NOT a free range area for their chickens. Who have made a habit this past week of coming to my house to scratch in the dirt, make a mess of my front porch, and wake me up on the one day I could sleep in because the boys were at my parents!

    Anyway, what I meant to say was... have you watched Downton Abbey at all? We watched the first episode last week and I think I want to watch the rest. There was one scene that was yucky to me, but it doesn't seem to be a major plot theme, thankfully!

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  2. UGH! i remember our first 3 years of marriage living in an apt complex....sometimes not so fun with certain neighbors! i love good books too...haven't read the one you mention here..will have to look for that one! have a wonderful 3 day weekend...I have the WEEK OFF for Winter Recess.....YAY!

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  3. When Grasshopper was in the NICU, we got to stay at an apartment. Incredibly sweet stranger made it completely FREE, so while I have no complaints, I do know just how you feel with the shared walls. NOT FUN!!! I also know just how you feel with that cold! I hope y'all get better soon!

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  4. Hang in there Carrie! I can't even imagine how much of an upheaval this is to you with the kids. So glad you have some time with your hubby in the evenings to just sit and do something relaxing.

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  5. Castle! Are you watching as it airs or still behind on Hulu? I hurried home from a RI blogger meet-up Monday night so I could watch the 1st of the 2 parter!! :)

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    1. Stephanie - Hulu. ;D (So hush, come Monday!) We actually CAN watch it as it airs on this house *but* it airs at 7 p.m. and the kids don't go to bed until 8. So we prefer to wait and watch it later and in peace. ;)

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  6. Glad you're having some time to rest and recuperate. So nice not to have someone living just on the other side of the wall. It's great to have people willing to watch children when needed.

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  7. Just got caught up on the Great Smoke Out - ouch!! So glad you're able to rest and recuperate this week.

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  8. Glad things are a bit easier this week. Hope all goes well with your home and that your back to it soon. What a thing to go through!

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  9. I love my neighbors, except one but I also prefer to have my own 4 walls and not to share them with anybody else ! It's only temporary in your case fortunately. Hope you can get back home soon !

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  10. I do not miss townhouse living!! Glad today is quiet!

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  11. Carrie, I don't know where I've been but I just now heard about your "Great Smokeout." So sorry you are going through all that! I know, having been displaced by a flood this year, that disaster gives one a new appreciation for home! I pray that things go smoothly and that you will be back home quickly.

    Glad to hear you all are breathing better and can rest this week!

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  12. Its nice to be on the getting-well-side of the cold, and to have friends who will babysit! Hope you all recover completely and quickly!

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  13. I'm glad you still like bookclub, even after, uh, certain memebers, um, question certain other member's memory of certain events in certain books. I LOVED The Mysterious Benedict Society!!!

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  14. Carrie,
    I'm glad things are progressing so you can get back into your stand alone house. It's good to know that townhouse living isn't for you and the fact that you don't own this townhouse is a huge plus. We were so happy to get out of our condo and get rid of it and get back into our single family dwelling. Oye! I think it's time for me to get to checking some more Mysterious Benedict Society books. Have a great weekend.

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  15. Hurray for getting over colds! Your book club pick sounds very intriguing... thanks for the link!

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