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Friday's Fave Five: Say it with flowers

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This week was just great. Here are my faves:

1. Just on time. If there's one luxury I am enjoying nowadays, it's TIME. Thus, all this blogging, all this net surfing, all this time in front of the pc. Lately though I seem to have forgotten that no matter how long the free time is, it still has to be managed properly. I have procrastinated on other important things that I felt alarmingly surprised to find out my work uniform isn't ready and it was only a matter of hours til the requirement to wear it was imposed. Clock was ticking, ticking fast! I pleaded with the seamstress. It turned out Lady Luck was on my side. She finished the uniform just on time for me to go to work without having to cook up an alibi why I wasn't wearing the prescribed dress code. *Exhale* That was close.

2. Lost and found. Aside from books, soft TV noise lulls me to sleep. That makes me very attached to the remote control. Alas, my son played with it and it got lost. To find it I had to clean the entire bed area. And found it I did. What made it one of my faves this week is the exercise which accompanied the moving of a king-size, iron frame bed. I normally don't exercise and I'm glad I had one besides finding the remote. I also went looking for a certain book, and found it along with something I didn't expect to find - a photo of Mozart. I have forgotten that I used it as a bookmark about 8 years ago. Ah, Sweetie, there you are!

3. New memes. Thursday Thirteen, Friday Fave Five, Wondrous Words Wednesday, and My World Tuesday - at last, worthwhile things to make use of the luxury in my hands. It's time to think and think of time.

4. Clean fridge. I finally learned to prepare meals in small portions, which means no leftovers, no food wasted, and therefore, no guilt.

5. They say it with flowers. In Thailand teaching is not a thankless job. Every year a ceremony honoring teachers is done in schools throughout the Kingdom. Yesterday we had that ceremony. I am just fond of the way students are taught to express their respect and gratitude.

Happy Friday, everyone!


Clarissa said…
Thanks for sharing something from Thailand--I love that flowers!!Lucky you!!^_^
hip chick said…
What a beautiful bunch of flowers. I love finding treasures that were forgotten about in books.
Susanne said…
That flower arrangement is beautiful! What a special thing to do for teachers!

I'm always amazed at what I find when I move things in the bedroom. That looks like one cute doggie!
Melli said…
Ugh! Sometimes procrastination is my BIGGEST fault! I so understand your relief at getting the uniform done!

Those flowers are gorgeous! What a neat display!
ellen b said…
What a beautiful creation that is :0)
It's good to learn to make the right portions. I'm still working on that. Glad you found the remote and got to exercise and clean up in the process...
Jerralea said…
What an awesome display of flowers! We should all honor teachers as much as possible.

I wanted to say a word about your fridge. I so agree with cooking smaller portions so there are no leftovers - I just have not been able to do it! Every other Saturday, I have to spend my time cleaning out the fridge and then washing up the containers. I'm getting so tired of it ....
Brenda said…
That is such a pretty flower cake. I love the way they can make so many beautiful things out of flowers in Thailand.

How nice that you found a picture of your pet, those are fun moments
Barbara H. said…
I tend to procrastinate, too. I'm glad the uniform got done in good time!

Glad you found the remote, the book, and the photo! I don't think I would have thought to be thankful for the exercise involved.

That is wonderful that children are taught to respect and honor teachers. We need that here.
Pamela said…
What lovely flowers and you are so right - it's too bad not all students are taught respect and gratitude. I remember seeing a bumper sticker that said "If you can read this, thank a teacher". Not only do teachers teach the basic of the three Rs, but they teach so many other life lessons. Bless you for teaching!

I haven't heard of the memes you listed other than Friday's so I'm definitely going to check them out. Thanks for sharing.
Pamela said…
What lovely flowers and you are so right - it's too bad not all students are taught respect and gratitude. I remember seeing a bumper sticker that said "If you can read this, thank a teacher". Not only do teachers teach the basic of the three Rs, but they teach so many other life lessons. Bless you for teaching!

I haven't heard of the memes you listed other than Friday's so I'm definitely going to check them out. Thanks for sharing.
Megs said…
Ha ha ha - gotta love unexpected exercise! When it's unplanned, you don't dread it, and when it's over, you feel so good! Congrats!
And I LOVE those flowers - beautiful!
Anya said…
Happy Friday :)
LOVELY flowers,
Thank you for the flowers.... LOL
Have a relaxing weekend!!

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)
Karyn said…
Those flowers are amazing!

I also agree about cooking smaller amounts so there is less left over - except when I purposely cook enough so I don't have to cook for a couple days. :)

My youngest son is in Thailand right now - I forget the name of the city...starts with R. He is loving it!
Rebecca said…
#5 is so nice and interesting too.
Willow said…
Is there something edible inside the flowers? Somehow it looks like a decorated cake.

The only good thing about still cooking large portions is that The Professor and I can eat two meals over seven days.

Glad you found the remote and the photo.
chubskulit said…
Off topic, just a quick visit...

Just want to express my gratitude to all of you who offers such a strong support to my family, with your prayers and encouraging words it lighten up the burdens we are feeling. We will be flying tonight going to the Philippines to attend to my brother's funeral.

Please include us in your prayers especially my children, for them not to catch the h1n1 virus that is going around the country. Thank you all once again!
Indrani said…
I have not seen something like that before. Extremely beautiful flower arrangement. Lovely post!
Anya said…
Michael was one of the best ^__^
He was a GREAT world star :)
Thanks for the video!!
bapdadi said…
The flowers are beautiful. this mi 1st visit on your blog.

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