A Special Week: Friday's Fave Five

Friday October 22, 2010 Happy Friday!

Thanks to Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for giving us the opportunity to share our favorites of the week. If you’d like to join in, just visit Susanne and get the details.

Here are the blessings of this past week for me:

1. Days full of variety. This is Homecoming Week at school, and that always means festivities and fun. (Sometimes it’s a little hard to teach, though…) But hey, it’s one week. We’ve had all kinds of dress up days this week, and Wednesday we revisited our annual Beach Day tradition. On Beach Day, the Wednesday of Homecoming Week, we take the entire high school to the beach. Crazy, I know – but it’s always been great. Fun was had by all, from powderpuff football and pie eating competitions to just hanging out. Chatting with my colleagues and circulating among the kids was really fun.

2. Some extra time. My freelance hubby worked a lot this week. That’s good and bad – good because who doesn’t need the income, and bad because he wasn’t here three evenings. But the up side is that I got a lot done without the guilt. And now we’re looking forward to dinner with each other. We should have plenty to talk about, with both of us being so busy.

(2.5 - During that extra time, I wrote my post for The Moms of Boys Society. I’m posting over there today, so if you’d like, click on over and read.)

3. Anticipation again! I’ve talked a lot about anticipation and change…now will I be disappointed if nothing changes? I’m preparing myself just in case that is the case, but it was exciting this week to make take some baby steps toward change. I’ve done what I can do…now I’ll wait to see what the Lord has in store.

4. Birthday wishes. Yes, my birthday was this week, and the wishes and cards and calls are always so nice. (A video birthday message from my sweet son and precious grandson delivered to my phone this morning really made my day!) Calls and cards and packages from my boys lifted my heart. And there were more. Faithful friends I teach with who always remember…so sweet.

5. A quote. I love a good word picture and I’m a sucker for hope, so this one really spoke to me.

Faith goes up the stairs that love has built
and looks out the window which hope has opened.
Charles Spurgeon

Love builds the stairs and faith has the wherewithal to climb them, crossing to the window fashioned by hope.

Ah, that open window – hope! I love it.

Happy Friday to you!

24 comments:

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! Sounds as though you had a hectic but happy week!

Love that quote, too.

Heidiopia said...

Nothing like a wonderful quote! Enjoy your weekend!

cindy said...

I'm there supporting your change all the way, sometimes it is difficult, persevere...

Faith goes up the stairs that love has built
and looks out the window which hope has opened.
Charles Spurgeon

Thank you for this quote, it so goes with my number 1 this week for sure.
Take care, I hope to be back next Friday.

Susan DiMickele said...

Happy Birthday!

Have been thinkin about you. Have a great weekend.

Jean Wise said...

Laura the quote is great and taking the time to list your blessings blesses me!

invisible-wo said...

Happy birthday Laura!

Taking an entire high school to the beach sounds like one big big party :D

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy birthday, Laura! I'm so glad we're friends.

Sandy@JesusandDark Choc said...

We had spirit week at our school this week also! Lots of fun dress down days for us teachers too and an outdoor pep rally today. Homecoming game is tonight!

Happy Birthday to you!

Great quote btw! :)

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday to you Laura!

You teachers are a brave bunch taking the whole school to the beach. Makes me exhausted just thinking about it. LOL. But I'm sure the kids really like it.

Melli said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like the celebrations have been GREAT!

I think you must work at the best school on the PLANET! I can't even IMAGINE taking the entire school on a field trip! Maybe your school is smaller than ours are? Our High Schools have at LEAST 700 students each... that would take a whole convoy of buses!

barbarah said...

Happy birthday! That video sounds neat.

This year is the first time we will have experienced Homecoming. Our previous school never had them. It will be fun to see what they do for it.

I'm glad you and hubby will be able to get together for dinner.

Brenda said...

I look forward to your quotes each week, I'm so glad you do that and it makes you unique.

When we work hard all week it makes the weekends and our times together sweeter, doesn't it?

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday! And I hope you and Hubby have a wonderful evening catching up and spending time with one another!

Happy FFF!

Lisa notes... said...

Take the entire high school to the beach? Can I go to your school?! {smile} Hope you enjoy your dinner with your hubby tonight. Yes, it’s hard when they work overtime, but it is nice to get some guilt-free time on your own.

Change ahead? Praying all goes well. Sounds like you’re prepared. Hope you had a great birthday! The Spurgeon quote is wonderful. I’ll borrow it from you to tweet, if you don’t mind!

Have a great weekend.

Karyn said...

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Sounds like a fun week - bet your students look forward to Beach DAy! How cool is that?!

Marg said...

I'm always inspired and motivated when I come to your blog...
You have so much to give and I was just reading through some of your past blogs, especially on balance...that was excellent..learning to multitask..so good especially when they were little...I still don't know how we did it, but it sure was fun.
I like your idea of supper out with hubby...

Amy said...

Great quote!!

Happy FFF! Praying you have a wonderful Weekend!

coffeewoman said...

Happy birthday! Had fun reading your FFs.

Faith said...

Awesome quote and a great FFF list!!
hope you enjoyed that dinnerwith the hubby....I'm writing this late on friday evening....enjoy the weekend

Jerralea said...

Love that quote from Spurgeon!

Wow, imagine taking the whole school to the beach for Homecoming Week! We can't top that here in the midwest ... but I always enjoy the wacky things the classes do for homecoming.

Happy birthday! Hope this is your best year ever...

Graceful said...

Happy birthday, friend! I'm hopping over to MOB to see your post today!

Amy Sullivan said...

Laura,
I haven't been here in awhile and I forgot how much I liked it! Happy birthday girl, and ps it is homecoming at the high school I teach at too! Gear up, right?

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Happy Birthday! That is a lovely quote. Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

nikkipolani said...

Glad for you that your husband got to do more work and the extra bonus of happy anticipation for the times you are able to be together. It sounds like you enjoy the full days -- and the lovely greetings for your birthday!

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