Five For Friday #8


Happy 2015 everybody!!! When did the new year get here? I haven’t written in a super long time, I know. Here are some excuses: I went on 5 trips out of town in 8 weeks (Chicago, Houston, Omaha, Omaha again, and Kansas City), the holidays came out of nowhere, I’m pretty sure I had the flu (I can’t remember the last time I was that sick!), then Christmas was here and then New Years and here we are at another Friday. It’s good to be back.  Here are the top 5 things on my radar this week!


1. Some resolutions that I can totally keep.

In reality though, I do have some resolutions for the year. Eat more vegetables. Explore more of St. Louis. Read the entire Bible this year. Watch less Netflix (the time has come… but I have all year to work on this one so I don’t have to turn off the episode of The Office I have going right now… right?) Make my lunch for work the night before (and don’t count on myself to do it in the morning because I’ll forget that was the plan and I’ll hit snooze and then I’ll get to work and have to order Bread Co. Again. Delicious but EXPENSIVE.)

2. Another resolution is to read more! I already love reading, and I sometimes get overwhelmed with all the choices. I have quite a few books in my apartment that I still need to read, and I love going to the library- just so many choices! I found this list to help me decide what to read this year and I’m excited! I got started on the list over my Christmas break from work and I’ve already knocked three off the list!

3. THIS LETTER COMPLETES MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok maybe not, but I was SO EXCITED when my friend Jen sent this to me today! If you have watched Gilmore Girls, you know how exciting this is. There is an episode where Lorelai writes a letter to Rory that is delivered by Logan (I won’t give anything away here, just watch the series already). We see Rory reading the letter, chuckling, nodding in agreement, and then pondering at the end for a second… but we never knew what was in the letter! Until now!

4. I make a lot of sugar cookies and my go-to recipe has me chill the dough for an hour. I always left the dough in the bowl and stuck the whole thing in fridge, but I’m definitely going to give this technique a try next time. Game changer.

5. I sent out Christmas cards this year! I did it! I might have sent them out the day before Christmas… and I maybe have a few stragglers in my purse waiting for me to go buy stamps… but A for effort, right? I ran across these tips on making last names plural and it was very handy while addressing my envelopes!

Well that is all for now! Today was my first day back at work after the Christmas holiday and it was… umm….. ok to be back… I’d say about 1/4 of my coworkers showed up today so it was nice a quiet. And even though I had a one day workweek, I am so ready for the weekend! I am going to brunch tomorrow with some friends and am already hungry for some yummy breakfast food! Happy new year!

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