High Five Friday #3
High Five Friday! A time to give some props to the five highlights of your week!
If your week came with a highlight reel every seven days, what would be on that reel in the last seven that you would be high fiving? I’ve been sharing my top five highlights of the week each Friday. Please feel free to join me! Let’s start our weekend off with some gratitude by counting our blessings!
I signed up earlier this month to be in the inaugural month of a blogger’s Mailbox Surprise Swap. Yesterday we got our Swap Sisters assigned for August. Woot woot! My Swap Sister is Donna Ettinger who blogs at Beauty Confessions of An Avon Lady. Might I STRONGLY suggest you pop over to her blog and check out her post on National Lipstick Day. Well, unless you want to be accused of witchcraft!
After quite some time of asking, I finally got to say goodbye to my Topamax and an allergy tablet this week! Woot woot!!!!! Praying that the new trial meds work and that the horrible symptoms (side effects) I’ve been experiencing from the others go away. Yesterday I walked down and back the trail at Johnson Shut-Ins to the swimming area TWICE and when I finally got back to the car I checked my heart rate and it was in the normal range for during REST! That’s amazing for lately!
I’m certain I’m NOT supposed to talk about it, but I liked a statement about God and facebook and apparently that like was my acceptance into a chain letter type thing. So now I’m unwittingly trapping others into participating by making statements about God on facebook. It’s a great way to start each day! I type a statement about a characteristic about God and am instantly reminded myself. This is a GREAT thing, peeps.
So, I’m really down about the no vacation thing. It’s eating me up. This was supposed to be our vacation week. I finally went ahead and planned a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park for last weekend so we could at least do something. It’s a place we have always wanted to go and just never gotten around to. Due to some last minute spontaneity to my plan, see Road Trip, we wound up getting there after six on Saturday which meant we could come back Sunday for free. Although we didn’t find any diamonds out there in the 100+ temps not including the heat index, we found enough minerals close enough to keep us engaged and excited. We would love to go back and try again in the spring or fall!
When Chris finally came home from work Friday and I told him where we were off too, he quickly discovers that West Monroe, Louisiana is ONLY 3 1/2 hours further than where you’re planning to go. Let’s drive down and eat at Willie’s new restaurant! So, we decide to hit Louisiana first and then come back to Arkansas. Yes, we drove around West Monroe, which was MUCH bigger than we expected, going “Hey, look! There’s the donut shop where they filmed…” and “Hey! That’s where Si wanted to go for pizza and they played all those games to get the tickets!” We also did the pics under the sign at the shop and on our way back across the parking lot saw a Penske truck getting ready to unload a GINORMOUS alligator! I can’t wait to see what that’s for!!!!
So, what about you? What are you high-fiving this week? Share your five things in a blog post or in the comments! I’d love to celebrate with you!