Hello hello and Happy first Friday of February!
Re-entry into real life has not been easy. For 10 days my husband and I were beyond fortunate to spend some much needed one on one time thanks to Viking Cruises. We languished, explored, ate ourselves silly, and met some wonderful people while ocean sailing through the Caribbean and West Indies.
Our trip ended on Monday when we tried to fly home from Puerto Rico, but the airline had a hiccup due to a fight on board our inbound plane that had to be turned around and sent back to Orlando, causing us to miss our connection, so our one travel day turned into two.
No big deal, until…
But then I developed a raging eye infection on the final leg home which pretty much rendered me blind. It was worse than eye infections I’d had before. My eyesight was cloudy and blocked and more painful than ever before. Of course my mind raced. I must have a tumor. Or cancer. Or my cornea is beyond repair. It would probably be permanent. I’d never see again. How would I take another photo? I’d have to find a new job. What would I do next? What about our daughter? I’d never see her smile again!
So I rested it the last couple of days. I chilled out. I didn’t even look at the blog. Because I couldn’t. And guess what? All is well with the world again, and my eye too.
My hypochondria has been tabled for now and my baby blues are back to looking forward to a new month again. Yep. February is here!
I’m excited to share more about my trip in a post soon, because it was seriously awesome. I never considered myself a cruising type of gal, but man, I may have been bitten by the bug. What do you want to know about the trip? The highlights or the insider secrets and tips? Email me back and let me know.
This weekend’s Super Bowl festivities will be in full force at our house. While I love the game, I love that the game is the perfect excuse to gather friends and family around to eat and enjoy one another. I’m here for the food and fellowship friends!
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But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
And we.are.done. This heart-string-puller of a story just might be the winner for best story of 2019. LOVE!
The 2 questions to ask yourself to make it a great day.
All the faces of the Sundance Film Festival that I haven’t seen yet because I haven’t been up yet. HEY! ARE YOU FAMOUS??
I didn’t hear much about this movie that showed at Sundance last year, but we totally enjoyed it. Really funny and for my rock star husband, a little close to the heart.
I’m sort of fixated with this album and cannot stop listening to it.
Hot damn it’s freezing out there, and here’s all the weirdo things Midwesterners are doing to prove it.
Spoiler alert: A taste of the best Super Bowl commercials this year.
The most popular Super Bowl snacks by state. But what’s up with Idaho??? Salads??? Really?
Recipe ideas to put your Instant Pot to work this Super Bowl.
Ham and cheese sliders, because they really are super.
And this green bloody mary will def get your day started.
Score! Jalapeño popper nachos.
Pull out the crockpot for these healthier chicken meatballs that taste all sorts of naughty.
This healthy Mediterranean salad fits right into my diet plans.
Latté overnight oats for early morning goodness.
Bookmark this: Common baking substitutions.
My FAVORITE way to eat tofu!
And I’d eat this noodle bowl in an instant.
This soup looks delish (no matter what your diet of the week :) )
I totally need this advice: The best way to organize your freezer.
This pickle bouquet just might be my favorite valentine ever.
This would make a fun gift for any age.
And we played this tabletop version of one of our favorite games at our friend’s birthday party and it was SO MUCH FUN.
How to wear sweatpants that are stylin’, not slobbin’.
Here’s a Valentine’s Day gift to give the person who has everything. Hello husband.
Craving a tropical getaway? Can you believe I am yet again??! Check out how to do Hawaii on a budget.
Okay, that wraps it up! Here’s to a safe and winning Super Bowl weekend. Cheers on!
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