High Five Friday

Happy Friday!

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that it’s Friday.  I’ve been battling this sinus/allergy/cold thing all week and I’m ready for some rest.  Although….not quite sure how much rest I will get with the list of things in my mind that I need to do around here! 

An enjoyable week as always though!

1. This stuff is fabulous.  An instagram pal, Amber, was not lying when she said it was like crack.  It’s so mouth watering on wheat thins.  I even took the label off the package and hid it in our fridge so the guy doesn’t find it and start enjoying it too.  So good!  Must try!

2. My dad’s birthday celebration was a hit.  A small dinner at a local italian cafe.  Love their food.  Huge portions, homemade cooking.  Good to sit down, relax, and enjoy a meal with my little family.  We definitely took over the little restaurant and made it very loud, very quick!

3. That’s just a glimpse into my kitchen right now.  We aren’t remodeling.  We aren’t redecorating.  We are doing nothing fun what so ever.  We are simply mad time cleaning trying to rid of nasty little moths that have invaded the grains/flours of our cabinets and pantries.  Really there is nothing to high five about this situation…EXCEPT….that after this weekend our house will smell so clean and I’m absolutely certain you won’t find a moth in it.  (pray with me please)

4.  Indiana sunsets and Instagram.  I literally stopped in the middle of the road to get this picture.  No filter.  Nothing.  Just me and my iPhone.  I watched the sun creep down as I was driving and then noticed the beautiful grain bins and barn backdrop and couldn’t resist.  Sad part is that I didn’t even pay attention to see if someone was behind me.  I just plain stopped. I’ve been preaching common sense to my cherubs this week and it seems I was majorly lacking in that department when this photo took place.

5. One of my very best friends is having another baby.  Even better, another baby GIRL.  Miss Mallory should be here sometime in February and I was so thrilled to throw a diaper shower with another friend for Amanda today.  I was even more thrilled that this necklace I ordered off of Etsy arrived in time.  I love mommy handstamped jewelry.  I love personalized gifts period.  I think there is nothing better. 

Here’s to another great week and a high five worthy Friday! 

Now I’m going to go down a bit of Nyquil and call it an evening.  We have major house cleaning to get done this weekend.  Anyone want to come over and help?!?!

Sneezy and Snotty,

First High Five Friday

My blogging friend and neighbor, Heidi, over at Ramblings of a Farmer’s Wife got me hooked on the idea of a High Five Friday post. 

I’ve been looking forward to a reason for a weekly post but just haven’t made the time….until now.  I’m going to do my very best to share with you 5 highlights from my week every Friday. 

Because, let’s face it…..Friday is a HUGE reason to be happy and hand out HIGH FIVES!







1. Love notes.  I came home Monday evening to love notes all over the house.  Big news on this frontier. The love of my life scored a new gig.  This new gig will bring some major changes, first being out of town for a week.  It was rough.  Shiloh hated it too.  But, we made it.  The love notes all over the house are what saved me. 

2. Puppy play time.  Tava is Shiloh’s cousin.  She and Shiloh play so wel together and I love taking her over to my aunt’s house to play.  They are hilarious to watch.  There’s something quite relaxing about sitting on a back porch watching two dogs wrestle and play. 

3. Signed up for my next 5k.  Will I be able to run the whole thing?  I’d like to say yes.  I guess I should say yes.  Something terrible is making me doubt myself though.  I did too 13.1 miles last May, right?  Geesh….seems like forever ago!

4. This is a clear sign I am back to work.  Piles.  Of.  Papers.  But, the great part is that I’m getting to really know my students so well through assessing them.  Plus, if I work my butt off during the week then I don’t have to bring anything home on the weekend.  HIGH FIVE to that!

5. She is hilarious.  She is totally me at that age. My poor sister.   I love every minute of watching her sing.  Watching her dance.  Watching her embarass her father.  The girl just straight cracks me up.  Even better when a 6 year old says, “Don’t put that video on the internet!”  Too bad she forgot to tell me not to put the photo on!  Love her to pieces. 


Now I’m ready to enjoy a relaxing weekend of celebration for my love’s new gig and him being back home….plus a family wedding!  Cheers!


and HIGH FIVE!

From My Grey Desk ~ High Five Friday

Lots of Love and Full of Fortune,