Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.
1. A dinner date with hubby at Cracker Barrel. I think I may have mentioned a time or two that it is at least one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite restaurant. Saturday night found us with no kids at home, so Jim asked me if I’d like to go eat there. And what makes that even more special is that he is not crazy about Cracker Barrel, but he knows how much I like it. Unfortunately, I think his negative opinion is even more firmly cemented now, as a number of things went wrong….it was almost comic afterward in retrospect though not so much at the time.
2. Coca-Cola cake — a new addition to the desserts at Cracker Barrel. So. Very. Good. I ordered it to go and split it over a couple of days. My mouth was happy for a long time. 😀
3. Celebrating my daughter-in-law’s birthday. They took a quick trip to see her mom on her actual birthday, but we had our family celebration when they got back. Even though I made a mistake on the cake, it still tasted good, and they all tell me that’s what counts. 🙂 It was fun to shop for things I thought she might like — and fun to buy feminine wrapping paper (which is rare for a mom of all boys. 🙂 )
4. Going to a concert to see the King’s Singers!!!!!! One of my all-time favorite groups! I thought about writing a separate post about it but just haven’t had time to — I still might. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a mostly a capella group of 6 men that began as students at King’s College Cambridge in the 1960s. They decided to continue on even after graduation and after a member had to leave: now they audition and bring in new members as the older ones retire. They sing a wide variety of music from hymns, folk songs from various countries, classical music, and pop songs. Not only do they have some of the most gorgeous voices God ever gave anybody, but they entertain — on some of the lighter songs they “act” out the parts or do hand motions that really fit the piece they’re singing and crack up the audience. Here are a couple of samples of their work:
One funny one — the end is the best!
And a serious one:
Sorry the video quality isn’t better!
Here’s one more that is clearer, and this group except one is the current group that we saw:
5. The Olympic ice-dancing free dances of American team Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who won silver and gold, respectively. I was rooting for Meryl and Charlie, of course! 🙂 But they all did beautifully, and I think it is neat that they are all friends and train together as well.
And that is it for a great week! Hope you have a wonderful Friday!