Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday's Fave 5

I picked up this Favorite Five while reading 2nd Cup of Coffee, one of my regular reads. She had posted her Friday's Fave 5 with a link to the originator Susanne.

Here are mine for the week:

1. Scramble Ladder on Facebook. It is like sit ups for your brain. I love puzzles and games especially word games. It was made even more fun by DD, who would help me. She can find some really good words.

2. Connecting with old friends. This is my first week on facebook and I have talked to so many old friends including one of my dearest, Meg, who lives in Germany. This one line immediate form of communication is perfect for us as we seem to have difficulty with longer forms of communication. We do get to it eventually, but often there are long breaks from communiqué to communiqué i.e. years. What started as a way to figure out what DD was doing on the computer has become a great way to use technology.

3. BioBricks - need I say more since I already posted all their benefits?

4. The generosity of our congregation and the mandatory service hours of a volunteer to help me package our Operation Christmas Child boxes. One of the amazing things about our church is its generosity to all needs. As our minister said, “in the Protestant faith, church is defined as the people, not the building.” We will get everything wrapped up this weekend and say our prayers over the boxes before delivering them to the drop off site next week.

5. A neighbor, Pam, who taught DD and I how to bead a braclet. I received a beautiful gift from her last week and asked if she would be willing to teach DD and I. She was thrilled at the opportunity. Now I have to write my Christmas list and see who I can fill in using this new skill.

6 comments:

Susanne said...

Hi Dawn and welcome to Friday's Fave Five. I still have not got into the Facebook thing but I hear this very reason is why a lot of people join. It would be fun to find old friends you haven't seen in forever. Operation Christmas Child made my list this week also.

ellen b said...

Hi Dawn,
Looks like you had a fun week. It's always good to serve and give, sounds like you had a great blessing doing this...

Robin said...

I recently joined Facebook as well and I think that it is great! I have reconnected with a bunch of friends.

Brenda said...

We get the boxes for Operation Christmas Child here in Paraguay and having passed many out, I can tell you they bless a lot of people.

Robin said...

I love being a part of Operation Christmas Child - what fun it is to be involved in.
Looks like you had a great week. I am in Facebook too but I[m afraid that blogging takes all my spare time so it is rather neglected.

ellen b. said...

Hi again Dawn,
You asked about my photos on my Fave 5. I use the Picasa program that allows you to create these collages with the photos you upload ...