Welcome to “Five For Friday”, a new weekly series here on the site where you’ll get a more personal look inside my life! Every Friday I’ll reflect on my week and my favorite things about it – five to be exact! So, here goes:
1 – Good Doctors
This week I’m particularly thankful for good doctors. My brother-in-law has been battling kidney stones for three weeks now. Yes…you heard that right. THREE weeks. I once had a nurse tell me that kidney stones were one of the most painful things a man can go through and will usually bring them to their knees. I have felt so bad for him. He’s gone through a bunch of BS in my opinion, and should have never been sent home the first time. But thankfully, a doctor finally stepped in and did what was necessary. Surgery was performed this morning, and he’s on the road to recovery. AMEN!
2 – Coffee
Do I have to explain this? Probably most of you reading this can relate, but I adore the first 30 minutes of my morning. I wake up, go straight to the Keurig, and enjoy that first cup of deliciousness while I do something mindless…like looking at Pinterest or catching up Facebook. I even did this when my kids were growing up. I purposely got up before them, so I could have a few minutes with my coffee before the morning craze started.
3 – Couponing
This one may surprise you, but I’ve actually just got back into the swing of things when it comes to couponing. The entire month of September was a blur, and I felt like I was swimming upstream all month. We moved, my son came in from Colorado, and I was planning my granddaughter’s first Disney vacation. When we got back from vacation, the house was absolutely empty. The cabinets were practically bare, my poor husband had nothing for his lunches, and we had not a single roll of toilet paper. Not one roll. I knew I needed to step up my game, and Super Doubles at Harris Teeter was exactly what I needed. I stocked up on everything we needed, and spent a little over $100 on more than $780 worth of food and household items! YAY me!!
4 – Vacation
Even though we got back from our vacation last week, I’m still feeling so thankful for it this week. We laughed until our cheeks hurt, spent time with our family in Florida, and had an amazing time. I came back reenergized and more motivated than I’ve felt in a long time – exactly what a vacation is supposed to do – right? I feel incredibly blessed to even be able to go on vacation, and am so thankful to our daughter for making it so affordable. She saved most of the free tickets she’s allocated for her internship for us, so we didn’t pay admission to a single park!
5 – TV
This may sound like a strange thing to be thankful for, but I have a confession to make. I’m a couch potato – and a homebody. Don’t get me wrong, I love to go out and have a good time, but I actually start to miss my house when I’m not in it. My husband and I LOVE watching TV. My parents did too. I grew up watching Cheers, anything with Clint Eastwood, and National Geographic (and I still love all of those). So to feed our addiction, we’re always looking for new shows. I LOVE Scandal, and have watched every single episode of Grey’s Anatomy, so I had a good feeling about Shonda Rhimes’ new show “How to Get Away with Murder”. Thankfully, all the episodes were on On Demand, so my hubby and I had a hot date with our couch all day Sunday. If you haven’t watched it yet, DO IT! We were hooked after the first episode!
What was your favorite thing this week?