How was your weekend my friends? I am thinking of trying out a new idea for the blog going forward. I am planning on blogging each Monday about things that made me smile, gave me a lift, or brought me a little joy over each weekend. I read somewhere how this one woman wrote three things she is grateful for each day in her diary and that kind of sparked this idea. So here are the three things I was thankful for this weekend.
Thankful thing #1
Free movies at the library.
I am a library junkie and I have always known they have free movies for rent there but I always seem to be sidled with a child when going to the library and to take the time to look through all the stacks for just the right movie, well, is really unappealing.
However, late Friday afternoon I had the opportunity to go it alone and I found five movies. I almost felt like I was stealing or doing something bad when I walked out with five free movies. Here my two favorites:
Synopsis- two sisters who have little money take on cleaning up after crime scenes to make big money. Very touching but lots of blood and adult situations.
This one is a little tricky to give a synopsis for but if you love any Tyler Perry movie, Beautyshop even Fried Green Tomatoes, you will love this movie.
Thankful thing #2
Window shopping at Goodwill with my 10-year-old
My oldest daughter had some money that was burning a hole in her little wallet so I told her we could go to Goodwill since I had to make a drop-off. We browsed the shoes and the glass/kitchen junk then on to the sporting goods section (looking for vintage roller skates for a cute centerpiece idea for her upcoming birthday party) then on to the book section where I think we spent 45 minutes alone.
She ended up getting two little wallets (can’t have enough of those you know) and I found this little gem that I fell in love with:
Thankful thing #3-
My lunch date with my friend Rebecca
It’s funny where I get my inspiration for each blog post. Some posts I plan out weeks in advance, typing them up in a Word doc to copy and paste into my blog form. Others come to me while I am driving or even exercising but the idea for this post came to me from the quote on my little day to day calendar on my computer desk.
Friendship isn’t a big thing. It’s a million little things.
Is this ever true?
I am really lucky to have some great friends.
But my friendship with Rebecca is a little different though.
She is the longest friendship I have ever had, going on 17 years this year.
We have never had an argument. Ever.
We know everything (bad and good) about each other and we still like each other.
We can go weeks without seeing each other and it is never weird or awkward when we do get together.
She is the sister I never had and since she is an only child, I think she would say the same as me.
We. Just. Fit.
There is only one hitch.
Apparently, no one (including each other) has thought to get more than one or two pictures of the two of us together in these 17 years.
There is this one from early in our friendship:
Then there is one taken on our “girls weekend”; we had to beg one of the senior citizens from their tour bus to take it: