Friday, September 9, 2016

What I'm Reading This Week #36

Finally Friday!  Whoop!

I have to say, I'm so thankful for the support and kind messages, emails and people who subscribed at the channel.  I baked two more recipes this week that we have to get to editing.  (The chiro's eyes lit up when he saw I had a plate for him again.)  I was all too glad to show y'all how to make one of our newer favorites, the cookie butter oatmeal cookies yesterday.  Oh!  I did forget to mention there's an Instagram account too, if anyone is interested.

But enough about my baking bonanza, let's get to...

Sneaky, Sneaky: 46 Common Names For Sugar  (Pretty sneaky, sis!  Please tell me someone got that reference)

This Mom's Candid Before-and-After Photo Proves Skinny Doesn't Mean Healthy  (Preach it sistah!)

25 Exercises You Should Be Doing If You Want a Stronger, Firmer Butt  (Have your spouse/S.O. bounce a quarter off of your new toned arse!)

12-Pose Yoga Sequence to Relieve Your Bloated Belly  (These should just be called the squat and release because I guarantee you, I'd fart doing every one of these...maybe that's the point.)

7 Weird Things That Happen to Your Feet As You Get Older  (Yay?)

We’re Lacking Intimacy, and What We Can Do To Fix It  (THIS!!  I always want to go deeper with people but no one ever seems to want to do more than be surface.)

8 Gardening Mistakes You Make Every Fall  (Divide the perennials eh?  This explains my side flower bed...or lack thereof)

Vandals Caught on Video Toppling Ancient Rock Formation  (Video starts on landing then you too can be as seething angry as I am that we have asshats in this world who would do this.  I seriously want to punch these dipwads.  Do you go into someone else's house and push over their Christmas tree or carve your names into their walls!?)

This Fall Foliage Map Predicts When Leaves Will Change Color  (Sweet!)

101 Totally Rad Halloween Costumes Inspired by the '80s  (There are some super cute ones in here!)

Would You Try Brunch-Flavored Candy Corn?  (I must admit I'm intrigued but NEVER get rid of my Caramel Candy Corn.  I get it once per year and there will be hell to pay if it's replaced by "brunch.")

Why This Couple Waited 9 Years To Open A Wedding Gift  (Such a sweet story!  And look at the aunt's adorable chicken scratch!)

This weekend, I will get to spend time with my best friend who is in from out of town.  She flew in on her birthday and I decided to surprise her as she came out of the gate area.  I held up birthday signs with sparkly ribbon and waved them around when I saw her and she made a mad dash to me and cried.  The Mr and I said when we came home from our trip this time that it sucks that you can't have people wait for you at the gate anymore like back in the day.  But even with the TSA restrictions, you can still be there as they come through the secure area and I highly recommend it.

What does it take to make someone's day but a homemade sign and a $3-5 parking fee.  Even hours later she messaged me and said she was still beaming from the surprise.  Worth it!  I had to crack up because her ride said "you're a real friend because you actually paid to park and go inside!"  So if you know someone coming back from a trip, go inside.  Surprise them!  Give them a hug!  It will be a great way to start off their visit or welcome them home at a time when people are typically sad their down time is up.

What are you guys up to this weekend?

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  1. I am glad you did that (meeting her at the airport). That is one old fashioned tradition I would like to see come back!

  2. That was so awesome of you - I would love someone to do that for me! It is sad these days when people just text you and say "hurry up I'm double-parked!" Or worse, no one will even pick you up at the airport!

    Love this week's reads - I had seen the one about the couple and their 9-year old wedding gift, but didn't read it until now. How wonderful.

    Have a great weekend!!!

  3. I absolutely love this story! You had to have knocked her socks right off her feet when she saw you standing there. That's just the coolest thing. Have a splendid time together catching up with all the stories of your lives in recent months. And what a perfect weather-weekend to do it too!


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