It was not a minute earlier than 6:13 this morning, and Ian and I were standing in the kitchen talking about what type of pizza we will order tonight. Some traditions just never die.
Oh! And a movie night, too. I think we are deciding between Out Of The Furnace and Inside Llewyn Davis. Suggestions? I know we'll eventually see both, but which one shall we go with tonight?
Time for Five On Friday, here we go!
O N E
I randomly received a call from my Dad on Wednesday saying he would be passing through Charlotte heading home from a business trip and would love to take me out to lunch. Melt my heart, YES! We met at Panera and had such a great lunch. Next time, my treat. :)
PS: That necklace? A new favorite ... details on this beautiful piece soon! Hint, hint -- it came in a new subscription box service that is beyond cool.
T W O
My work girlfriend turned me on to these Dasani drops. I am a big water drinker already, but these just really allow me to switch it up and try something new that feels like a treat. Well, at zero calories and zero sugar, it's a guilt-free treat -- and the pink lemonade version is great. She had the pineapple coconut version the other day and that's my next purchase.
T H R E E
I received an email from Ian the other day asking me if I'd be game to go see Ray Lamontagne in Raleigh this summer. YES YES YES. We have been talking for years about how we'd love to see him, and we pounced on pre-sale tickets and scored great ones! Our first dance together as husband and wife was to "You Are The Best Thing" -- which is one of those songs I could listen to sixteen times in a row and never tire of. Not only does it hold great memories, but it's just such a beautiful song.
F O U R
I've been on a grapefruit kick recently like whoa. Pinterest is now making me want to drizzle the halves with honey and broil them. So -- this will be happening. Thanks, Pinterest! Has anyone tried this?
F I V E
Lastly, I just have to say that writing this blog is truly a pure joy, and it has put me in contact with some of the nicest, most thoughtful people. One of those very people reached out to me personally yesterday, and I was so touched by her sweet email that I felt convicted to find a way of keeping that "kindness momentum" going.
When I came home from work last night, I located the baby registry online for a former elementary/middle/high school classmate and his wife. Just yesterday they were able to take their baby girl home from the hospital -- she'd arrived about two months premature. I can't even imagine being in that scary moment. I know their story because of Facebook updates, but I've never met her and I haven't spoken to him in 14 years since we graduated high school. He served in our military and was stationed overseas -- a true, selfless sacrifice that I've never had an opportunity to thank him for. SO, I hope they are surprised to get a random gift from their registry for their sweet baby girl in the mail with a card that thanks him for his service to our beautiful country. I'm really giddy for them to receive this, and I have to thank the sweet person who reached out to me yesterday for kickstarting this idea!
I hope you will link up with us today and post about five things going on in your life, too! Just post the logo below to your blog, link to one or all of the hostess blogs, and bam -- that's it!