Friday’s 5 Takeaways – 5/17/19

So, another week has gone by and it’s time to review the exciting – and not-so-exciting – events of this week.

  1. My bestie and I got together as planned for lunch and a movie. We’d decided to see “Poms”. The reviews were mixed, more negative than positive. From them, as well as the trailers I’d seen, I was expecting a cute, quirky – at times, perhaps even dorky – light-hearted movie. It was all that, but much more. I won’t spoil it in case you plan to see it, but I will tell you that I will never look at a single firework’s eruption against a blue-black sky in the same way again.
  2. I’m starting to get really excited that I’m going to be spending some time with my brother next week! We only live 2 hours apart, but we don’t see each other that often. There are two things I especially like about visiting him: I like to cook and he likes to eat, so I always get to spoil him with homemade goodies for his freezer, and, we talk for hours – about anything and everything – and we never seem to run out of things to talk about. No fancy hotel, no special attractions to be seen, but a wonderful stay-cation for sure!
  3. I was listening to a short podcast this week and there was a “AHA” sentence that made me scurry for paper and pen to jot it down. The sentence was, “Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.” I quickly read what I wrote and came up with this sentence to follow: “And worrying about tomorrow won’t make today any better, either.” I’m guilty of both, though to a much lesser degree than I used to be. I’m going to type it up and give copies to people I know need it as well. One copy will be for me, to put in a conspicuous place so I keep re-reading it. I LOVE light-bulb moments like that!
  4. Although I know my readers will find it difficult to believe that I’m opinionated (hey, no snickering, please!), I got my first $25 gift card for points awarded from taking on-line surveys. I offer my opinions on three different sites, and while I often don’t “qualify” for surveys based on any number of things, I still enjoy giving my opinions about products, and it’s nice to be rewarded!
  5. I’m headed out shortly for my mani/pedi. For those who don’t know this about me, I was an avid nail-biter until my early 40s (my mom used to say I didn’t suck my thumb, I just waited until I had teeth and started biting my nails!). When acrylics became a thing, I wore them for about 2 years, which finally helped me break that habit for good. My reward is to keep my nails professionally done now, without acrylics. I’m planning a patriotic theme this time, to coincide with the upcoming holiday.

So that’s where this week stands. I have no doubt that, after sharing our adventures (misadventures?) next week with the visit to my brother, there will be more posts fueled and fed by our conversations.!