Friday Five

Posted on July 21st, 2017

It’s summer, it’s Friday, and there is a lot of goodness in the world.



Tearjerking… Zion, the world’s first person to undergo a double hand transplant, is thriving.  He also seems like the world’s sweetest 9 year old boy– not a demographic otherwise known for thoughtful kindness in my extensive babysitting and lifeguarding experience 😉


Laughing… The Olive Garden in Times Square remains somewhat of a marvel to me.  Apparently I’m not the only one who is intrigued, since a simple question has kicked off a discussion with more than 12,000 comments.  I do relate to being suburb-sick sometimes, but I usually solved that by going to the actual suburbs and not by surrounding myself with hundreds of tourists to pay too much for breadsticks.


Ordering… Rose Jelly.  Peanut butter is trading up.


Cheering… One of the perks of moving back to a place with a National League team is my most precious, beloved Cardinals will be coming to town at least once per year.  Ian and I planned a birthday outing for my dad and we all went to Queens decked in red on Wednesday to root for OUR home team.  To no avail, unfortunately!


Shopping… The Nordstrom Anniversary sale!  Early Access is over, the Public Event started at midnight, and in a few hours, the employees will be let loose and allowed to transfer their Wish Lists to their carts.  As is the case each year many of my favorite items have already sold out, but there are plenty of gems left.