Friday, September 13, 2013

High Five for Friday! (Vol. 1)

One of my favorite blogs takes part in a weekly run down of the top 5 things that happened in the past week, called high five for Friday!  I love the idea and I've decided to jump on the bandwagon.  So here we go- my 1ST High Five for Friday post!

1. Football and Poker.  Not what you would expect a girl to be excited about, eh?  Well I am!  We spent our Sunday sleeping in and relaxing, then we headed over to Jim's aunt and uncles house to watch the Giants 1st game of the season, and play poker.  Do any of you play poker?  We played all the time in college and really enjoyed it, but that fell off some when we started full time jobs.  Now that we play every Friday we've really gotten back into it, and I didn't realize how much I missed it.  When Jim and I started dating, playing cards with his family was a staple, so it's so fun to get together and reconnect again.  And football, well it's staple for my in laws.  We love the Giants, even when they lose, and now that I'm actually trying to learn and know what's going on it's so much fun to hang out, watch the game, and win some money.

2. This was my first week back to work after my first vacation in over 4 years!  I was amazed when I got back to work and found this

More importantly, I was excited that it only took me about an hour to widdle that all down to no unread emails!  Also upon my return, I was told by several coworkers that they were happy to have me back, and had missed me as a friend and as a reliable worker.  Not gonna lie, it feels good to be needed around here!

3. I finally tried a recipe for pulled pork in a crock pot and it didn't burn!  Granted, I used chicken instead, but I was so excited!  It was succulent and tasty, even Jim said I should make it again. I'm so sad I didn't take pictures of it for a post, I'll make sure to do that the next time I make it.

4.  I realized, more than ever, I have the best best friend in the world.  I finally shared my blog with her and honestly just didn't think about the fact that I had written about her and her son.  She called me crying because she felt so bad for all of the trouble we're going thru with trying to have a baby.  She reminded me that it takes time, after all it took her 3 tries, but my baby is out there and I'll be holding him/her soon.  Her words touched me so much!  I felt horrible that she was crying, but her reaction showed just how much she cares and that felt amazing.  She's a beautiful woman inside and out, and I'll forever cherish our friendship!  (Here's Lia with her husband, Dave, and their baby, Collin, on his first Easter.)

5. It's Friday!  I know that's a silly thing to add to a high five for Friday list but boy oh boy, last week when the man at the wild horse tour in OBX told us "this Friday will be way better than next Friday" he wasn't kidding!  I'm happy to be back at work, I love feeling needed, but I'm ready to get out of here and relax.  Tonight we're playing in a poker tournament at a local hang out that we won entries into, and I can't wait to see how well my poker skills have advanced in the past few weeks! 

How was your week?  Are you as excited for the weekend as I am?  We have so much going on, I can't wait to get to it, but I'll save the details for next week's High Five for Friday.

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  1. It's great that you shared your blog . Friends are always around for help & advice :)

  2. that was so sweet...thank you and your baby is out there