Saturday, August 17, 2013

Five on Friday, er, Saturday

I had the best intentions to post this yesterday and link up with the Five on Friday group, but then life happened. And it's Saturday. Oh well. I'll try again next week.

Here are some of the things I'm enjoying this week:
    1. Antenna TV shows Gidget on weekends, and Sally Field always manages to get herself into delightful scrapes. Some of her "morals" at the end of the episodes are laughable, but I enjoy watching her antics on the beach and at school dances, and everything always works out in the end because it's an old TV show, and that's how TV worked back then.

    2. Husband is learning how to make balloon animals because being a cellist who can unicycle and juggle fire doesn't make him awesome enough.  Yes, he can do all of the things listed in the previous sentence. In fact he has done all of these things this week (except for riding a unicyle, as far as I know.)

    Jealous? He's pretty much the best, and I'm excited to see what other carnival tricks he learns as the years go on. :)

    3. I've replaced coffee with tea for the time being, and I'm loving this iced tea I make with the Keurig. Anything that I can make with the Keurig and shorten the time between me and a delicious drink is a winner in my book. I add a few shots of lemon, and it's awesome anytime of day. Especially since it's approximately one million degrees outside right now.

    4. Also, since it's approximately one million degrees outside, I am spending a lot of time indoors dreaming about fall. Fall is awesome because it gets cooler, I get a year older (in October, in case you want to start shopping), I can wear some of my favorite clothes, and I drink pumpkin spice lattes. Anyone else love pumpkin spice and gingerbread lattes? I like the Starbucks variety, but to be budget-friendly I might need to search Pinterest for a recipe I can make at home.

    5. I'm reading Anna Karenina on my Kindle. I've never read it before. I know, bad English major; you can stop shaking your head and furrowing your brow at me. It's taking a while because it is approximately one million pages long (sensing a theme here? maybe that I'm crazy impatient and tend to exaggerate), but I like it so far, and like Moby Dick, I feel like it's on a not-so-short list of books I should read since I claim to be educated and a lover of the written word.

    That's all for now. Happy weekend, y'all!


    1. It's been a steady 80-100 degrees in my library as I've been working these past few days. Feels more like a gazillion degrees!

      Have you seen the movie Anna Karenina? The set and transitions are so cool!

      1. I've heard lots of good things about it, but I'm trying to finish the book before I see the movie. It's definitely on my long list of movies I want to see! Hope everything's going well in Turkey!