Lots of weekends lately have been spent cramming in all the stuff we can’t get done during the week. This weekend is going to be nothing but FUN. As Beth WA said, it kicked off last night with a roaring good time with our local and longtime girlfriends. My older daughter is a cheerlearder for gradeschool football and today is the last game of the season, to be followed by a fun night out with Mr. FS to celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary (which is actually tomorrow). And tomorrow we are going to go cheer on my sister as she runs her first marathon! I’m not even sure I can handle all of the fun.
A few other random things:
My favorite Trader Joe’s snack this week has been a combination of Trader Joe’s dried sour Montmorency cherries, 50% salted almonds, and dark chocolate covered raisins. Inspired by this suggestion for Friend Bait, I mixed all three in one jar to keep at my desk at work. But instead of displaying it, I kept it in a drawer all to myself. So I didn’t attract work friends, but I sure did some delicious snacking.
I bought the new Mumford and Sons album, Babel yesterday. I love them and the album is excellent. I also downloaded two other singles that I have been loving lately: Too Close by Alex Clare and It’s Time by Imagine Dragons. I recommend checking all of them out.
And finally, I read two books last week, which is more than I’ve read in the last three months. The first was One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper.
This is his newest. I’m not a fan of lengthy detailed book reviews, so I am not going to write one, but suffice to say I have loved all of his books. They are hilarious and real and sometimes make me a little teary. My favorite is This is Where I Leave You, but One Last Thing did not disappoint.
The other was The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
I had no idea what it was about, but I saw the movie preview and was intrigued. (I don’t like to see movies before reading the book.) The story follows a boy through about a year of high school told through his own letters to a friend who remains anonymous. It is a little heavy. But I recommend it and I am looking forward to seeing the movie.
What fun is everyone else up to this weekend? Happy Saturday!
– Beth FS
So glad to have you back!! I love your book recommendations.