Friday, March 13, 2015

Five on Friday

This has been a long week for our little family. Nothing too overwhelming or anything that couldn't be handled, just a lot of last minute changes and I just don't handle those well! I like to stick to the plan!

Anyway, here are five things from our past week that have kept us busy busy!


BG completed his first ever 5k in support of our friend Karen. She is currently battling stage four colon cancer that spread to her liver before her cancer had even been detected. Karen and I met when we both started teaching at a new (to us) inner city school here in Charlotte. She was quite pregnant at the time with her son (who is now three). She's a tough cookie and she's fighting more courageously than I could've ever imagined. I've had the opportunity to sit with her during chemo and I can honestly say it's not easy to take the high road when you're in her situation. Karen, I'm so so proud of you and your courageous battle. 


Our little neighbor came by on Sunday with a daffodil for me. He was dressed in his Sunday best and just melted my heart when I opened the door and he presented this flower. Sure hope his mama doesn't mind that her flower beds are missing a daffodil. Ha!


I'm so excited about our latest purchase. I have always wanted a piano and this week we bought one!  I learned how to play several songs on a keyboard when I was young and they all came right back to me. BG and I sit and play several times a day. He's requested Old MacDonald and The Wheels on the Bus which thankfully I've already figured out. I play by sound so it's been fun to sing along as I hunt and peck the keys. I can't wait for real lessons to begin...


I've been honored this past week to complete cookie orders for two very special causes. The first one was a birthday party for a sweet friends little girl and the second order was for an awesome event that's happening next week. I'll share more next week once I finally finish the order!  I love being able to bake and sharing my passion with others is truly a bonus!  I'm not a professional but a whole lot of love goes into each sweet treat. 


I tried watching House of Cards this week but it was too hard to concentrate on while decorating cookies so I went back to my latest Netfljx love, The West Wing. I've never watched the series before and my girlfriend kept telling me how much I'd love it. Well, she was right! I love the political drama, the daily life in the White House and most especially I love that it's not so caught up in being scandalous for the sake of scandal. Speaking of which, as of last night's new episode I am done with Scandal. I've been so bored watching it lately and it just seems so disjointed from what the show used to be.  Maybe if they bring back the white hat wearing Olvia I'll get back into. 

Any other favorites on Netlfix that I should know about?


  1. I like pretty little liars. It was kinda hokey at first, but way better.

    1. Gret, I may just have to try seems quite risqué for a YA show! Did you ever watch Gilmore Girls when we were younger?

  2. I tried to watch Scandal; I borrowed Season 1 from our library, but I couldn't seem to get into it...too political for me! My uncle used to like The West Wing...I watched it a bit, and it was good..I like Grey's :)

    1. I used to LOVE Greys until Izzy saved that deer in the season premiere. I haven't watched it since. Did you ever watch the spinoff with Addison? Taye Diggs was my favorite part of that show. :)

  3. I gave up on Scandal in the fall. It just got so over the top and just kind of...dumb.

    Did you watch 30 Rock? The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been a fun watch since I love Tina!!

    1. Dumb is the perfect word to describe the show now. My backdrop neighbor has been loving KS as well but I haven't tried it yet.