Friday, November 21, 2008

Fridays Fave 5

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1. Having ice cream (outside) on a 60+ degree day in November. We're in NY, so this is pretty remarkable!!
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2. An unexpected lunch date with my husband last Friday. Fun...and we didn't have to pay for a babysitter!!

3. Feeling a little more caught up after "venting" on a blog post yesterday. Thank goodness :) Hopefully, I will be able to continue with that pace and stay on top of things. I at least feel like I'm ready for today which is good because it's a half-day at school (teacher conferences) so we are going to Chuck E.Cheese. I think that you have to be in the right frame of mind to go there. I guess that I am because I'm looking forward to it :)

4. My new adorable little laptop. It is cute, cute, cute! Oh, and it's very useful too! With 6 people vying for time on a computer, it is very helpful to have an additional one. It is amazing to me how much of my life is somehow linked to the computer. This one allows me to be more flexible, for example, I can pull up a recipe on the computer and have it in the kitchen with me.
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5. Google Calendar - My husband and I have been using this for awhile now and it has really helped us. He can check the calendar at work and know what is going on and he can add things as well. Well...last week, Jen mentioned that she uses her Google Calendar for several things. I asked her about it and she was nice enough to tell me how she uses her calendars. Now, I have our main calendar as well as a menu calendar and home stuff (like Flylady) calendar. Since my parents are going to Disney with us (but staying in a totally different place) and since my husband has made many plans and reservations for us while we are there, I have even made a calendar for our vacation. This way my parents can check that calendar and know what our plans are for the day. This will hopefully cut down on confusion and miscommunication. Thanks Jen!!

Visit Susanne at Living to tell the Story for some great Friday Favorites.

11 comments:

The Correspondent said...

I linked over from Susanne's and really enjoyed your list.

Hooray for ice cream in November and laptops (!!!) and organization!

I think my favorite of your favorites is an unexpected lunch date with hubby. :-)

Jen said...

Hi Robin!
Glad the google calendar is working for you! Thanks for putting me in as a link it's a first for me. I'm so excited!
Is that new computer the little bitty Acer?
Enjoy your afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese! Have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

Cool little laptop! What kind is it?

Chuck E. Cheese - been there, done that, was glad to get home!
My youngest is 11 - not into that anymore.

nikkipolani said...

Isn't it lovely to have a laptop handy?? I remember the wonder and joy of pulling up the recipes I need right there! Congrats. And your children are gorgeous!

Susanne said...

That is the littlest laptop I've ever seen. Fun! How nice that you got lunch with your hubby.

Much Ado said...

Great list, I LOVE the laptop and I'll have to check out the google calendar by the sound of things! Seems like a great tool.

ellen b. said...

Hi Robin! That ice cream looks yummy! Ok the only frame of mind I have at Chuckie Cheese is the "I lost my mind at Chuckie Cheese" Maybe they'll go out of business before I have grand children :0)
unexpected dates are a treat!! enjoy your weekend.

proudgrits11 said...

We can still do ice cream here, too--way out in AZ!! Shorts, flip-flops, swimming, you name it!!
Great list--I love this meme and took part for the first time--
http://proudgrits.blogspot.com/2008/11/fridays-fave-five-1.html

Faith said...

Greetings from the Albany NY area!
I noticed you live in Rochester!
I did my undergrad work there at RWC. Awesome little college....I graduated from there in 1982....nice to "meet" you. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I hope to come by yours again!
Love the fave five list....we have had no snow yet either here in the capital region although to the north of us was about 4 inches the other day...it's cold here though this week....

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Very sweet list, esp. the lunch date. The Google calendar is probably the most practical "Fave" I've read on anyone's list.

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