Happy Friday the 13th! Whooo… wait, is that “Happy” an appropriate greeting today?
I don’t know about you, but Friday the 13ths have always been a little weird for me. Odd things tend to happen without any kind of explanation. Kind of like when it’s a Full Moon. But, going along with this week of whatever weirdness is happening around here, I guess it fits right in.
I will tell you in confidence that I planned an early morning today. Several hours later, I woke up remembering my phone (with extra alarms) was left at a Subway restaurant before practice last night AND that our heat is broken. Yup… I’m sitting here in our basement working on the computer in two layers of sweats. Shirt and pants, seriously considering putting gloves on… yikes!
Instead of continuing to complain about #firstworldproblems, I am going to turn this day around and celebrate. Because it’s Friday and that’s what we do! Let’s look back at the week and highlight some things that have made me smile with this week’s installment of #FFavorites!
Friday Favorites #15: Week of 12/13
• exchanging Secret Santa gifts
This is something that always gets me in a great mood! This year our team exchanged names and have been surprising each other with gifts before games in December. Mine must know me really, really well.
• Nature’s Gate liquid soap
I picked up a new brand of hand soap to try in our bathrooms and have been loving the smell. Have any of you seen or tried this before?
• a snowy neighborhood
Having a snowy neighborhood to look at through the window counter balances the downfalls of having weather in the single digits this week like bleeding knuckles, constant chapped lips and the almost unbearable wind in the mornings. I swear, having/getting to live with the seasons up north is such a love/hate relationship for me.
Right now I’m trying to take in the little things I would never have been able to experience down south, like building snowmen in my backyard.
• grandma with a sense of humor
I’m sorry… and I realize scaring anyone is pretty cruel, but I can’t stop watching this vine. I die laughing every time mostly because if it were me crossing the path, I would totally spaz and probably lose both milk jugs.
• The Voice Radio
Do any of you listen to iTunes Radio? I have been listening to the Top 100 the last few weeks and couldn’t help but notice how many performances from The Voice end up on that list! Eventually, I just switched over to The Voice Radio, which highlights the last five seasons of performances from both contestants and coaches.
I’m not ashamed to say I love it, either! 😉
• Amy’s noodles, cheese and potatoes
I think it’s safe to say Amy’s Kitchen: Natural and Organic Foods is my current go-to for any warm meal I need in a matter of minutes. This week I tried a new cheesy pasta bowl with potatoes and added some flair by using up the rest of our turkey from Thanksgiving.
It was so, SO good!
• colorful dance wear
You might know this already, but (just in case you don’t…) Reebok has an adorable line of dance wear. I have been able to review out a handful of pieces, and have become slightly obsessed with everything I have. When the company was offering 30% off as part of their after-Thanksgiving sale, I hopped right on that and used gift cards I have been saving up.
• performing with Flo Rida
Speaking of dancing, this week is an exciting one for me…
Tonight we are performing with Flo Rida at halftime during the game! We have had rehearsal for it all week and I really can’t wait to get out there and dance. Opportunities like this really make me take a step back and appreciate where I am.
Can’t wait to share more later!
Now it’s your turn…
Happy Friday! 😀