Five Things Friday ~ 6-9-17


1. this week in reading

It was just okay. I was expecting a lot more suspense than I got – when the suspense finally hit (85% into the book), I had it all figured out.

Another case of disappointing hype. I build a book up in my head after seeing so many friends loved it, and it ends up not being as good for me. This is why I try not to listen to hype!

2. New Books I’m excited about


Lots of good ones the past few weeks. 🙂

3. fun thing(s) from the week

I hadn’t realized how behind I am on Friday posts! Since my last post, Sunnie has officially become a first grader. *sob* I love having her home for summer break. Whenever I get a break in the day when I’m working from home, we’ve tried to have a little fun. Either going for walks, going to the park, or going to lunch. She’s had a couple playdates with friends – so far I think she’s loving her summer break!

She had her dance recital last weekend, which meant the official end of the season. We’ll be picking up some summer classes starting at the end of the month, but I’m glad to have a few weeks break from dance mom life. She also tried out for 3 competition teams (Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop) and we found out that she made all three teams. She’s going to be a very busy little dancer next season.

On Memorial Day we had our first family outing on the boat. It was a gorgeous day to be on the lake, and Sunnie loves ‘fishing’ with her dad.

On Sunday I went on my first fishing tournament with my husband. He’s part of a bass fishing club that participates in tournaments about half the year. Most weekends in the summer he’s in a tournament. On Sunday it rained all day long, and I got my first taste of how hard it is to deal with that (plus high winds) for a 10 hour tournament. Not once did my husband give up trying to catch fish during the miserable downpour. I was impressed with how hard he worked and never gave up, because there is no way in hell I would do that to myself more than once! It was definitely an experience!

4. Fit Readers/Life

The weather has been back and forth again. But it’s been comfortable, and I don’t have to have my air conditioning on, so I’m okay with it. 😉 It’s gorgeous out today, so I fully intend to get outside this afternoon and get some sun! The temps are supposed to warm up into the 90’s starting this weekend.

I’ve been consistent in my running schedule until this week. It is definitely tougher to get outside for a run when Sunnie is home with me. I did take her for her first run last week, where she ran/walked about 2 miles with me! She was so excited about it, and I loved sharing that with her. I have been waiting to run when my husband gets home from work this week so that I can get it done outside instead of on the dreadmill. There is something so unappealing about running on the treadmill when the weather is perfect for it outside! I’m planning on going for a run today when he gets home. If the temps warm up like they say, I’ll be having to use my treadmill in the mornings, because waiting until the afternoon will be brutal in the heat.

5. looking ahead

Today is a work from home day. I got up really early this morning to get my house cleaned and get laundry started. I’ll work for a couple hours and plan on taking a break to let Sunnie play outside for awhile.

Tomorrow I have plans to meet up with my best friend for lunch. We’re going to The Cheesecake Factory, which is my absolute favorite place to eat! I am really looking forward to spending the day with her. I’ll need to get in a run on the dreadmill in the morning to alleviate the guilt from the giant piece of cheesecake I’ll most definitely be eating.

Sunday my hubby is in a tournament, so it’ll be me and Sunnie enjoying the 90 degree day! I don’t know what fun we’ll get into, but we’ll definitely be outside most of the day. Next week I’ll be in the office most days, so I’m going to enjoy as much of the weather this weekend as I can.


Have a great weekend!



14 thoughts on “Five Things Friday ~ 6-9-17

  1. pennma05 says:

    The hype monster is the worst! So many books ruined by that. I came across the cover for the new Robyn Carr yesterday and can’t wait to read it. Way to go Sunnie making it on all three teams! That’s awesome!! Mmm Cheesecake Factory sounds so good! I haven’t been there since my senior prom since we don’t have any nearby.

  2. Michelle says:

    Congratulations to Sunnie! And enjoy that dance break. It is over in the blink of an eye, and you are back at the studio before you know it.

    Mmmm…Cheesecake Factory. I haven’t been there in YEARS, but I love that place so much. Do they still have ridiculously sized portions?

    Have a wonderful weekend, and yes, enjoy that weather. We will be outside all weekend too, so even though they are predicting increased humidity I am hoping they are all wrong. It’s one thing to be outside and warm. It is another thing to be outside when it is sticky too.

  3. Renee (Itsbooktalk) says:

    That’s funny you say that about The Good Widow because I just picked it up at the library today, read the first page and thought the writing seemed not that great so I put it back…I agree that it seems overly hyped. Enjoy our Ohio weather, finally!!

  4. Nadia says:

    Congrats to Sunnie – that is awesome!! She is a dancing queen 🙂 And that is awesome that you two went running together. Enjoy your best friend day tomorrow!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. joyousreads says:

    Aren’t treadmills just the worst? Ugh. As you know, I’ve started my fitness regime recently so I’ve been doing a lot of walking and doing bootcamps. It’s so awful when it’s raining outside because I refused to get on my treadmill! It’s raining right now with more coming tomorrow. *groans*

    Anyway, I love reading about all the goings on in your life, Brandie! I love how active your family is. 🙂 Keep it up!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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