Friday, September 13, 2013

Five on Friday from Home

Well, hello out there. I'm joining in with Darci and her friends for Five on Friday again. It was so much fun last time that I'm back for more.

{one} Today completes my first week of working part-time, and it is wonderful. I'm typing this on Friday morning from my couch after sleeping in a bit. What an incredible blessing, and it made my time at work this week so much more productive and enjoyable! In related news, I'm getting a massage today! And I'm going to the dentist and doctor soon! And all these things are exciting because I have time to do them because I'm not stuck at a desk 40 hours a week.

{two} I've been trying to eat healthier, and this week was a total failure. Fast food, not once, but twice, and junky fast food at that. I'm not talking about a grilled chicken salad from Chick-Fil-A; I'm talking burger, fried chicken, and way too many fries. Anyway, this wouldn't be a problem if I had junky food intentionally, but it was not at all intentional; I just didn't plan ahead. So I'm trying to jump back on the health wagon with a green smoothie this afternoon. I've been using fresh spinach and frozen fruit instead of ice, and I haven't tried a bad recipe yet. I just use whatever fruit I have on hand and google a recipe because I'm one of those people who needs a recipe to get the proportions right.

{three} My sister-in-law, who I think is wonderful, made beer batter bread after reading my blog. My blog actually influenced someone to do something. I feel like I have arrived.

{four} I finished reading Anna Karenina, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. It was a massive investment of time, and I'm glad that I finished it, but the end kind of let me down. Now I'm re-reading the seventh Harry Potter book, party inspired by the big news that J.K. Rowling is reentering the world of wizards to write her first screenplay!

{five} I'm thinking about doing a home tour with pictures of where we are in changing the walls and flooring and decorating our house and some before-and-afters (when they exist). For friends and family who haven't graced our guest room yet, you can see what we've been up to since January. It would also be good motivation to clean and organize at least one room a week. :) What do you think?

Happy weekend, y'all!


  1. I am always so embarrassed to admit that not only have I never read Anna Karenina (although I kind of just want to see the movie with Kiera Knightley...), but I've also never read the Harry Potter series! I heard the JK Rowling news this morning and now I feel like I need to read it all and have a movie marathon, too :) Would be a fun Halloween adventure!


    1. I don't know if I can recommend Anna Karenina (I've heard the movie is good), but I definitely recommend reading all the Harry Potter books in order. I've done that at least 3 times, and then sometimes I just read one or two. The whole series is definitely worth reading. Thanks for dropping by!