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Friday 5 ON FRIDAY: In the Middle

Happy Friday!

Tomorrow is my amazing nephew’s birthday. He’ll be 2 and I can’t believe how quickly those 2 years have flown.


My welcome home.

He is a giggly, happy little dude and I’m happy to know him.

Today is tax day and let’s not talk about that. Enjoy your refunds.

This week’s Friday 5 subject is In the Middle and it’s already 9:41PM so let’s get moving before I pass out and miss my deadline!

1. What’s something you’re in the middle of?

I have three biggie data projects going on at work right now that I’m in the middle of. One of them includes lots of data entry, and the other two are big Excel spreadsheets of doom.

2. What’s in the middle of you?

The letter “o” of course.

3. What is your residence in the middle of?

Two houses with very well-manicured front lawns. Our lawn, on the other hand, is in bloom. When we went to see this house last year, the lawn was freshly mowed and concealed the dozens of dandelions and wild violets that dot our lawn. It’s pretty.

4. What’s a great food that features something in its middle?

Have you ever had a panzarotti? It’s deep-fried dough with pizza sauce and cheese (and other toppings if you want) in the middle. When it’s fried, it puffs up. And when you sink your teeth into this amazing amazing crunchy dough the pizza goo drips out. Have mercy.

Google tells me there are 786 calories in a panzarotti. Have mercy.

5. What’s the nearest you’ve been to the middle of nowhere?

Years ago when we were in California we drove from San Francisco to Anaheim and there were some pretty deserted areas on the way.

Relatedly, this poppy song got me through some sad times years ago. Video probably not safe for work due to lots of bras and panties.

Have a lovely weekend!

Analysis Paralysis: Craft room color

As is my way, the craft room looks 100x worse now that I’ve started to “organize” it. The plan is to paint the walls yellow, move in some of the white cubby shelves that I’ve had since the original apartment, get some gray curtains, look at getting a counter-height table and GET CRAFTY!

But I’m stuck on step one. I’m torn between 2 different yellows.



Color 1 is called Surfboard Yellow.
Color 2 is called Sunbeam.

The window faces south, so no direct sunlight, if that even matters. And yes, the sellers painted over wallpaper so I plan on keeping up that tradition. I’ll look at those seams as a design feature.

Or maybe I’ll just lay washi tape down over top of them. 😉

So… 1 or 2?


It’s the first day of spring and it’s freaking snowing outside. What in the everliving crap is this?


One of the most internet-perfect photos I’ve taken! TOTALLY spontaneously. Yup.

Nails: I’ve gone two weeks without biting my nails, and that is enough for me to start polishing them again. This week I’m wearing OPI That’s Berry Daring. It’s basically hot pink.

Still reading: Alexander Hamilton. I’m getting through it at a nice clip, but it’s still VERY long. It doesn’t help that I sing the songs that go along with each event I read about. Thanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Plateaued: Still at 19 lbs lost. It was very food-heavy weekend, so I’m just glad I maintained.

Max: Still alive. 🙂

Working: Full week of work ahead. Not TOO many meetings.

Planning: You guys, I bought planner stickers for my damn planner. All of this planner crap with the washi tape and stickers is KILLING ME with desire. Do you know there are DAYS worth of Youtube videos out there featuring people setting up their planners for the week? Do you know I watch some every day? It’s awful. I can’t stop it.

This week

Reading: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I’ve had it on hold since November 30th. I have three weeks to finish it. Tick tock…

At the Philadelphia Flower Show last week.

At the Philadelphia Flower Show last week.

Watching: Fuller House. I was initially doubtful, but it’s funny and sweet. For kids, it’s basically a reboot of Full House. For adults, it’s an ever-so-slightly saltier version of the original. I got teary at the split-screening in the first episode, and I cried at Stephanie’s revelation in episode five. I didn’t expect that. The Tanner family is cursed.

I’m also amused that Kimmy Gibbler is the most pulled-together of the three ladies, in her own Gibbler way.

Losing: 19.2 lbs. My goal is to lose 50.

Listening: To podcasts again. Mostly while I’m cooking or cleaning. Currently the playlist includes The Broad Experience, Book Riot, Dear Sugar Radio, and Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Working: From home tomorrow. We need our gas meter replaced, and while I had the option to leave the key someplace for them to get to (uh, no!), I’m thankful I have the option of working from home when these events crop up.

Planning: To paint the craft room Surfboard Yellow once we move into open-the-window weather. I think I’ll be ordering seeds this week or next, too.

Anticipating: Dinner with a lovely internet friend on Friday!

Remembering: My aunt’s birthday would have been today. She is well and truly missed.

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