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Friday Five – March 8, 2024

Somehow February has presently arrive and absent and had been a week into March. Where does the time go? 

Heres a new version of Friday Five – a put up wherever I move away from all points recipes and chat about life things.

I loved listening to from all of you on Fb when I posted the last Friday 5. It experienced been so lengthy considering the fact that I shared a much more personalized update. I forgot how enjoyment it is to interact with all of you on topics other than food items and recipes.

Which reminds me Facebook is almost certainly the ideal put to depart a remark appropriate now. My remark procedure here needs to be up to date, so for now, please really feel free of charge to go away a remark on Fb. I like to listen to from you. 🙂 

By much, I received much more e-mail about courting than any other subject matter I talked about. Evidently I am not the only 1 starting off above at 40 and having to determine out how the entire earth of on-line dating functions. ) 

February was loaded with the standard day-to-day stuff together with a few other highlights.

Tremendous Bowl

In scenario you havent heard the Chiefs won the Super Bowl!  This was these types of a enjoyment match to observe and was even additional pleasurable due to the fact we watched it with some of my quite dearest mates. My shirt featured a shirtless Jason Kelce (the Chiefs vs. Costs video game was legendary! If you know, you know!) and I was quite fired up for the gain! Miles was rooting for the 49ers only to do the reverse of what his mother was undertaking. 


Februarys highlight was a trip to Florida. Miles and I, along with my sister-in-regulation and niece went to Sarasota – exclusively Longboat Key, and it was wonderful! It is always fun to step away from Chicago in the winter season and head to somewhere with sand and sun! It was certainly a stress-free holiday vacation. Miles built a couple close friends at the pool. His favourite buddy was a boy from the United Kingdom – he cherished his accent!

I constantly surprise if I’d take pleasure in the seashore as considerably if I lived in Florida. Do Floridians always go to the beach front? Or not normally for the reason that it is often there? There’s very little I enjoy much more than walking on a sandy seaside with the seem of the ocean following to me. I liked every next soaking up that Vitamin D!

We stayed at Zota Seaside Vacation resort and it was beautiful! This was our watch from our area:

zota beach resort longboat key, Florida


I wasnt scheduling to make this a subject I talk about often but like I said, I received a lot more email messages about courting than something else I talked about past time. So right here I am talking about relationship. 

There are a few of you that emailed and claimed that you want to start out dating but youre terrified to sign up for an app, and you asked me how I crafted up the braveness to join an app and go on a initial day. 

It was the conclusion of March very last calendar year (2023) that I downloaded Hinge (an on-line relationship app) and established up a profile. I was .. so anxious. While I have been written content getting alone for the past six many years, I also understood that it would be great to find someone to share existence with once again.

My mindset from the start off has been to have fun with it. Ive talked to and satisfied some great guys and have experienced some actually great discussions. The discussions by itself and interacting with another grownup when youre made use of to only conversing with a 9 12 months outdated boy, have been so fun. 

Id be lying if I mentioned I wasnt anxious for that first date even though. Rest the night time ahead of was small. I was thinking of all of the matters that could go incorrect but it all ended up currently being just great. Now I dont get nervous for initial dates. Ive appear a very long way.

If youre seeking to begin courting my finest guidance is to just do it.  Obtain an application – Hinge or Bumble are my suggestions, and set up a profile (Arguably, the toughest component of producing my bio was discovering ample sweet photos of myself to incorporate. My digital camera roll is loaded with shots of Miles). Just get started swiping and see what happens. 🙂

Anyhowif youve acquired far more relationship at 40 topics youd like me to go over, Im all ears. 

Friday 5 for March 8, 2024

Here’s 5 items I wanted to share with you this week:

1. A enjoyable relatives activity – If youre searching for a enjoyment household video game, you need to consider Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza – < thats the Amazon link for it. 

2. Jackie and Shadow – I am currently obsessed with Jackie and Shadow, a pair of Bald Eagles with a clutch of 3 eggs waiting to hatch in Big Bear Valley in California. They have a live webcam here, and I check in on them at least once or twice a day. I am absolutely invested in them and already so sad thinking that the first egg that Jackie laid will likely not hatch.  They are such a dynamic duo and have so much personality! 

3. Pickleball – Does anyone play Pickleball? I know I played it in high school gym class but its been so long, I didnt remember the rules or much about it. Last week I tried it and it was so fun! Ive played twice now, and while Im not good (yet!), Im excited to continue to learn and practice. 

4. Taquitos – Have you tried this recipe for Taquitos yet? Ive made it a couple of times lately and just came up with a version made in the air fryer that youll love! That recipe will post in a couple of weeks but for now, try the oven baked version and let me know what you think. They are so easy to make and Miles loves them too!

5. Easter – Easter is coming up! Here are some easter things that Im loving (The title of each item is linked to Amazon!):

Lego Easter Rabbits Display – so cute!

lego easter rabbits display

The Eggmazing Egg Spinner – we have this and its a fun alternative to dying eggs! 

egg spinner

Easter Dishes – Id likely never buy these because Im a minimalist and only want/need one set of dishes, but these plates are so beautiful! Theyd make for gorgeous Easter dishes. 

easter dishes

Happy Easter, Mouse! If you love the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book series by Laura Numeroff, you need this one – Happy Easter, Mouse! Its so cute! 

Happy Easter, Mouse!

That’s all for this week.

As always, thank you so much for being here! Have a great weekend!