fabulous friday #23

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and have fun plans for the weekend! Before I get into the rest of this post, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has served and is currently serving our country. Yes, Memorial Day weekend is typically associated with BBQ get-togethers and amazing shopping sales, but let’s make sure we remember the real purpose of this holiday weekend: honoring the bravery and sacrifices that our fellow Americans have made to keep us safe.

To veterans, current military servicemen and women, and your families: my deepest thanks for your service!

Here are 5 things I’m loving right now:

1. Your kind comments and enthusiasm for my birthday kindness chain! Today I’ve been busy working at my computer, so I’ve done a handful of kind acts from my desk: sent an email of praise to a coworker, wrote some thank-you notes, posted three positive reviews on Amazon, and reached out to an old friend I haven’t been in touch with in a long time. More proof that you don’t even need to leave the house to make the world a better place!

2. Starbucks work sessions. I have a big cup of green tea w/honey, I’m surrounded by the hustle and bustle of people, there’s light jazz in the background … perfect ingredients to power through my to-do list!


3. This inspiration from Nicole @A Life Less Bullsh*t to quit being afraid and just get started already:

a year from now

4. I won the Swanson Vitamins giveaway that Danica hosted on her blog!! I can’t ever remember winning even a raffle, so this was a huge surprise and I am so excited and grateful. Happy early birthday to me! I’m going to buy myself some nut butters and baking supplies. Thank you, Danica!

I won a giveaway

5. Phone dates, Skype dates, Google Hang-out dates, and in-person dates with people I love who make me feel loved. I talked with Holly, Allyn and my parents on the phone yesterday, I’m Skyping this afternoon with my friend Chidelia, Greg has called me via Google Hang-outs twice from Thailand {so thankful he is safe and having fun!}, I saw my aunt Annie and cousin Arianna for dinner last night, and I’m seeing Dana for dinner tonight. Nothing warms my heart more than time with so many amazing, loving and generous people I’m blessed to have in my life. ❤

P.S. Look at how cute my Grandpap was in his choir concert last weekend! I couldn’t resist sharing this photo I snapped of him!

grandpap choir concert.jpg

Questions of the day:

  • What are you loving this Friday?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?

4 thoughts on “fabulous friday #23

  1. GREAT pic of Grandpap!!!!! He looks so happy up there! thanks for sharing that and thanks always for your blog entries — they make me smile 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  2. I love all this! Keep that winning vibration up and go but a lottery ticket! Your highlights to your grandpa are so cute! You are fortunate to still have him in your life. Cherish that.

    So while I’ve responded to (now two) posts of yours, I have managed to watch all lectures of my online neurobiology class…that I’m taking hit because (I’m a dork like that) and going to meet a good friend for dinner. No major weekend plans which is fine.

    What in living right now is the soft breeze coming in from the window on this 68 degree sunny day vs 100 last week. I’m loving that I received (soon to be on my blog) a thank you card and a graduation announcement from friend’s kids (I’m aunt Julie to a lot) and lastly, I’m loving that I’m one month post-op hip surgery which is one day closer to running again!

    Thanks Dallas! ❤️

    • Julie, your comments always make me smile! 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond! And WOW, I’m so impressed that you’re taking a neurobiology class — that sound fascinating. Hope you had a wonderful dinner with your friend and that you have a lovely weekend! Congrats on being one month post-op on your hip surgery! That is terrific! Lots of love & good thoughts ❤

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