Flapjack Friday Faves [05.03]

Happy Flapjack Friday!  I made my family breakfast [well, sort of] this morning, in keeping with our Flapjack Friday tradition.

Today I thought I’d share some highlights of the week.

On Monday, my music lovin’ son and I experienced Woodsongs for the first time.  If you’re not familiar, Woodsongs is a live, taped program akin to the Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits.  It’s recorded on Monday nights in the Lyric Theatre.  We heard Lexington’s own Ben Sollee as well as Australian Kim Churchill. If you live in Lexington, you need to be a part of Woodsongs, at least once in your life.  If you’re visiting Lexington on a Monday, stop in.

Quote of the week:
Hope, no matter how unreasonable, is always more preferable than despair, no matter how justified. ~ Cory Booker
Hope is my word of the year, so I had to include this tidbit.

Out with the old, in with the new.
On Tuesday, our family had the privilege of attending son Jamie’s final piano recital.  I say final because I seriously doubt he’ll ever play piano in a recital again.  He’s headed to college as a dual Music Performance major focusing on classical and jazz guitar.  He won’t have much time for piano.  So, he finished big with a number by Debussy, one of his faves.  Incidentally, daughter Allie began her high school athletic career this week, working out with the girls soccer team.  Proving she does not take after her mother, she finished first in the mile run. 

Regarding being creative, this book sounds interesting:

It includes this info:  William Faulkner once wrote 10,000 words between 10:00 a.m. and midnight.
Who knew???

Speaking of being creative…….I love a good trash to treasure story and that’s what my self proclaimed video of the week is:

Landfill Harmonic:  The world sends them garbage, they send back music.
And finally, in case you think all kids want to do is eat meat….you’re wrong.  A wave of vegetarianism is about to sweep this mighty nation.  Okay, maybe nothing quite that dramatic, but one school in New York is completely vegetarian now:
Elementary school goes vegetarian

This afternoon, our family is off to Red River Gorge.  A weekend of camping in scenic Kentucky.

And… I’m extremely ecstatic to dine at Miguel’s tonight.  It’s a semi-famous pizza place there at the Gorge.  Lot’s of rock climbers hang out there.  Mind you, no one in our family is a rock climber, but they do allow folks like us to eat there.  It should be fun.  

Happy weekend…. if you’re a betting man or woman, may your horse win the Derby.  If you believe Cinco de Mayo is a major holiday [yes, our family does], make some enchiladas and celebrate big.

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