Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fridays Fave Five - 11/25/11

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. It's Friday so that makes it time to look back over our week and look for those things we are grateful for. It may be big or it may be small and you have to dig for it, but there are always things we can be thankful for. Please join us as we share our favorite five. If you need the guidelines they are here

1. Jazz! Last Friday night's outing to see Spyro Gyra was totally intended to make Dave happy.  But wow!  I had the best time. Of course, the company was great (Dave and a couple of friends), but the music was really fabulous.  Being a singer, I tend towards vocal music not instrumental, but this group is just truly amazing (and the drummer is hilariously funny).

2.Thanksgiving. Always wonderful, especially great to get to love on my family a bit.  Can't wait for Christmas celebrations!

3. Fixing up the house. Our vacation days have, mostly, been used wisely. We were finally able to complete some major efforts, like: unpacking ten boxes of books and videos/DVDs (making the house look lived in), clearing out the boxes (after 8 months) from the living room and setting it up like a real living space, and moving the desk around to make it useable...among others.  Its finally nice to come home.

4. Closing out my Citizen's Bank accounts.  Long story short, they have been well less than customer supportive and after months of holding on I finally called it done and moved all my accounts to another bank. They are smaller, more personal. Hopefully they will be around for many wonderful years. 

5. Brainlessness...or lack of work-focus. It has been wonderful to just forget the non-ending list of duties and worries and problems to be remembered and fixed....and just "vacate".  I am planning an extended rest between X-Mas and New Years. I'm already looking forward to it!