Friday, January 06, 2012

Happy things to end the week with

On this cold Friday night, the first Friday night in January... I'm feeling fairly content. It was a long and exhausting week, and I struggled to get back into a routine after the holidays, but somehow I managed. And so, as promised, here is my list of things for which I am grateful:

  • My living room feels huge now that all the decorations are put away.
  • I stopped in at the public library today and Mindy Kaling's book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was there on the "New Titles" shelf! I scooped it up right away, and just a few pages in, I've already laughed out loud more than once. Excellent.
  • We're going back to Sorrento this summer! We've booked a week in the cabin next to Amanda's family again. Wahoo! Bring on the adirondack chairs, the summer sun, the lake, and all that time to relax and laugh with my sister. How soon is July?
  • I love my new white mugs from Starbucks. They're red inside, and they are gorgeous. 
  • The boys and I stopped by my mom & dad's tonight after we picked up some groceries. I'm so glad we did, because it was just so much fun.
  • I went for a power walk on my lunch hour every day this week, even in the pouring rain {I am talking torrential!} It felt great. Definitely going to keep it up.
  • The winter season premiere of Parenthood was fantastic. I love Zeek Braverman.
  • I've got a phone date with Em tomorrow. Phone dates with Em are my favourite.
  • Oh, and did I mention... it's Friday night? 
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Are you doing anything exciting? Please, do tell! I'll need to live vicariously through you, because so far my plans include several hours of sorting empty pop tins and bottles for the preschool bottle drive {it's for a good cause, but ick}, catching up on mountains of laundry, and going to the gym once or twice. Oh, and I'm going to make soup. It's a glamourous life I lead.

PS: The adorable photo above is of a print by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. Check out her pinterest boards- they're lovely.


  1. ooh, the white starbucks cup w/ a red inside sounds pretty. : ) and today i'm going to watch leyton play basket ball for the first time. should be interesting. should be good for pictures! lol

  2. I will join you in a fairly dull weekend - I have Mt Laundry on my bed to fold, groceries today after work, maybe some bread making, and preping for next weeks lunches for the kids - so many other dullish things to do, not too much excitement here;-) oh well sometimes dull is nice!
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Happy New Year, Erin. It sounds as if yours is off to a great start. xo

  4. Sorting through bottles was always my least favorite task when I volunteered for bottle drives, but it's amazing how much money can be raised with those things! Especially here in Michigan where deposits are ten cents a pop! Pun intended :)

    I'm so excited for your summer plans! We've had some unseasonably warm weather this Winter and it's making me dream about Spring and Summer!

  5. I'm so glad that you picked up Mindy's book -- I haven't read it yet, but really want to! Our library is a little bit on the slow side when it comes to getting new releases, so I'll just have to wait!

    Parenthood = amazing! So glad you watch! :)


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