5 Good Things Friday

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I did 5 Good Things Fri­day for the first and last time on Decem­ber 1, 2006 but I think I’m going to start doing it more often because it’s actu­al­ly a good blog fod­der. Not to men­tion that it helps me count my bless­ings. So here goes:

  1. There’s a gar­den fes­ti­val going on in town. The tim­ing couldn’t be more per­fect as I’m cur­rent­ly obsess­ing over gar­den­ing. I’ve bought more gar­den­ing books in two weeks than I care to admit. Let’s see if I’ll be able to resist the temp­ta­tion to buy Ed Lawrence’s book. Ed Lawrence has his own gar­den­ing show on the CBC called Gar­den­ing with Ed Lawrence. Lis­ten­ing to him talk­ing about pests on the radio is strange­ly sooth­ing. He will be at the gar­den fes­ti­val this week­end.
  2. I’ve post­ed this link on Face­book and Twit­ter but I thought I’d share it here as well: how to make seed starter pots out of news­pa­per. This site seems to be down more than it’s up (thanks to GeoC­i­ties) so if it’s down, try again lat­er. It’s worth it! I’ve made about a cou­ple of dozens of them already out of our free local week­ly news­pa­pers. I’ve found that the Strat­ford Gazette makes bet­ter planters than the Strat­ford Bea­con Her­ald. The Bea­con Her­ald planters have an awk­ward size.
  3. Our couch might not be the com­fi­est couch in the world but every time I lay down on it in the evening wrapped in a blan­ket with the TV on and with Troy sit­ting in the same room with me, I can’t help but falling asleep. It’s not the couch that makes me fall asleep. It’s the ambiance. It kind of reminds me of falling asleep on my mother’s bed in the after­noon while she was sewing or mark­ing tests next to me. Def­i­nite­ly a good feel­ing.
  4. I’ve been mak­ing more mon­ey by doing noth­ing than I did work­ing 8 hours a day, 5 days a week with my last employ­er back in Indone­sia, and it was sup­posed to be a well-pay­ing job com­pared to many oth­ers. I guess it’s good in a sad kind of way. I sure­ly hope that the salary stan­dards in Indone­sia have improved since.
  5. I come from a fam­i­ly who loves fish but now I belong to a fam­i­ly that isn’t par­tic­u­lar­ly so into fish. Some­times I feel kind of deprived, which is the rea­son I could go on eat­ing the same seafood dish with rice for days. This week, I’m feast­ing on anchovies. Troy, of course, doesn’t like the smell. Well, too bad for him! He doesn’t know what he’s miss­ing. Anchovies are good, espe­cial­ly with hot chili sauce and warm white rice. Yum!

So, what are your five good things? Care to share?

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  1. 1. I’m read­ing The Kite Run­ner (Khaled Hos­sei­ni), a won­der­ful but hard book to read, pre­cise­ly because it digs deep into human nature.
    2. I’m grad­u­at­ing from col­lege in a few weeks, and I’m about to ender med­ical school. That opens a new chap­ter for me.
    3. I chanced upon cool fonts in the web last night—and they’re free.
    4. Got a good night’s rest. Sleep does won­ders.
    5. It’s week­end in this part of the world!

  2. With no job or hus­band around, I don’t have good things on Fri­days. Days are the same for me, wak­ing up, tak­ing care of my baby and do some shop­ping. Almost every­day is good. Bad days only hap­pen when my kid is act­ing up, being a tod­dler he is… it hap­pens every oth­er day! But, I can’t com­plain much. Life has been a bless­ing to me, except for my hus­band is far away.

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