Friday, July 29, 2016

Casual Fridays

This past Sunday night, my house was full to the brim with sweet friends. Sweet friends that I graduated from high school with 10 years ago. (I must have graduated when I was 14, right? Oh leave me be in my denial!) No matter what age we are, I can't believe it's been a whole decade since my high school days, a whole decade of marriages, children, careers, and moves, and I loved every minute of having these people laughing, playing, eating, and talking in my home. I hope each and every one of you knows I love you and you are always, always, always welcome here!
Colonel's Corner/Major's Mischief
Well, yesterday it was Major's turn to go under the knife. That's right, there will never be any little Majors running around because Major no longer has the necessary equipment to spawn. Bless. And to be honest, I think Colonel was more stressed about it than Major was. I mentioned last week that Colonel doesn't do well with separation, and boy was he a mess yesterday. When I got home and Major wasn't with me, that was it. Colonel could not be consoled, and he would not let me out of his sight (or reach) all day. And when it was finally time to go get Major, I ended up just taking Colonel with me because when I picked up the car keys, we had a meltdown. He hasn't left Major's side since. Annoying? A little. Incredibly sweet and endearing? Totally.

Link Love

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - Trailer : Hey-o! We've got an air date at long last! Anyone who wants to revisit Stars Hollow this fall is welcome to come over to my house for Pop-Tarts and coffee because duh : I recently discovered this webcomic, and it immediately made the very short list of websites I must check every single day. Hilarious.

Onion News: Nation Down to Last 100 Grown-Ups : And speaking of hilarious: this article, right here. I'm not a huge fan of the Onion News normally, but this one nailed it. 

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken Dinner : My sister made this for me while I was in Japan, and YUM. She used boneless thighs, and I will definitely be adding this to the monthly rotation in my house fo' sho. Thanks for the recipe, Caroline!

Have You Read the Most Popular Book From the Year You Were Born? : I found this list of the most popular books by year from 1930 to 2016 very intriguing. I think it'd be interesting to read through it. (with exceptions, of course, because when it comes to books like Twilight or 50 Shades - #iwillnever) Incidentally, I have not read the most popular book from the year I was born: Patriot Games by Tom Clancy.

Christy's Coconut Contest : Robin Jones Gunn has a fun little contest going on and the winner gets her own Phil. 1:7 coconut mailed to her from Hawaii! And if you've ever read the Christy Miller series, you'll understand the significance of that.

And last on the agenda for today: pretty, pretty books and handsoaps! There's just something about getting a package in the mail. Even when you ordered it yourself and you know it's coming and you know what it is, it's still just fun when it finally gets to your mailbox and you get to open it, amiright? You may remember the amazing sale Robin Jones Gunn had going on and the sweet deal I got on books that have been on my wishlist for a while now. Well, they came on Wednesday and now you get to know what they are. Gardenias for Breakfast, Christy Miller's Diary, and Departures. Even though I'm dying to know when the new Christy books are going to be released, I'm super-pumped about these three. I've never read any of these before, and I've wanted to for a very long time. And what's with all the handsoaps, you ask? Bath & Body Works had a 10 for $30 sale going on and, in case you didn't know, that's like, a million percent off the normal price so really, who could pass that up? Not me.

Well, somebody stop me. I think that's about enough uselessness for one day. Which of my new Robin Jones Gunn books should I read first? (I'm leaning towards Departures.) What's your favorite Bath & Body Works scent or product? Did you go to your high school reunion or do you keep in touch with high school friends (besides just checking out their pictures on facebook which totally doesn't count)? What was the most popular book from the year you were born? Any tips on how to keep Major down during his recovery, poor thing? Have a fabulous weekend after you leave me a comment.


    Sweet colonel. What a dear dear dog.
    My fave B&BW scent is Warm Vanilla Sugar & the book for my year is Satanic #iwillnever. 😂
    All the hearts, Hannah banana!!!!

    1. I definitely got a Warm Vanilla Sugar handsoap (very end, right side).

      Yeah, the Satanic Verses one was another that I thought, ehhh....I'll skip that one. And The Exorcist too. #yuck

      Love the comment! I miss you and Oakie commenting on like, every single post. It's kinda quiet around here without you guys. But I guess you guys are off the hook since you're keeping one of my favorite tiny humans alive. ;)

      Love you! Give S a million kisses from her Auntie Hannah!

  2. Book is "You Only Live Twice" by Ian Fleming. Might read it. It's a James Bond story. But I'd be more apt to read it because Ian Fleming also wrote "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car" which was published the year I was born.

    Love the stories of Colonel and Major. Hope that Major heals quickly, and that Colonel will feel safe with his buddy back home. So very sweet.

    Sorry no, B&BW scent, don't use that soap. But I the scents of soaps I do buy, are mostly citrus and peppermint.

    Hope that all at your Home have a great weekend!

    1. Wow, I never realized Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I've always just known him for writing Bond. Interesting.

      Major seems to be feeling just fine. It's hard to keep him from running and wrestling with Colonel while he's supposed to be recovering.

      Thanks, hope you are having a great weekend too!

  3. You know what's frustrating...typing a great comment and then posting it, then to come back and see if you responded all to find out it never posted. I. Hate. This.