Welcome to Five Things Friday where I share what I’m reading, watching, eating, making, or just plain loving at the moment and I’m so happy you stopped by!
It’s been so darn wintery this week: one day it’s snowing and grey, and the next it’s bitterly cold and sunny. I do love the sunny days when my dining room is awash in light!
Oh and we’re about to “spring forward” and set our clocks ahead one hour which means an extra hour of daylight in the evening. Some people don’t like this time change, but I love it!
To recap last week … I haven’t been reading much. I’m slowly getting into “The Witches of New York.” I’m trying hard, but I may have to switch to something else for a bit (no crime in that I say.)
“This is Us” made me cry (as I suspected it would) and I can tell you I’m not looking forward to the final episode next week. I probably should run into Costco and buy up their supply of tissues …. .
Oh, and I fell … I’m not ready to explain how, but suffice it to say I have a bruise the size of two of my hands put together and it’s the colour of liver. I also have various other injuries … but I’m OK. Truly, I’m OK, I just had to share … so strange how we have to share our little mishaps … .
So let’s get to it!
Five Things Friday | March 10
Did You Know?
Instagram has a new feature where you can add a string of photos into one post! I personally haven’t created one yet (it’s hard enough coming up with one photo/day) but check out Kim’s example here @kimklassen (it doesn’t work on a computer, you may have to use your phone.) I’m really looking forward to trying it though … the possibilities are exciting.
Best Spam Comment of the Week
I really have to share some of the comical spam comments I receive … and I receive tons of them! I’m so thankful for Akismet Anti-Spam my spam catcher. It does an amazing job.
So here’s the Best Spam Comment of the Week (from Grantham) on my post How to Make Saskatoon Berry Pie:
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Ummmm … you’re welcome? alrighty then, would you like a side of ice cream with that? ;)
What I Discovered
I recently discovered the most amazing face cloth! Introducing … the Wonder Cloth as found at Bed Bath & Beyond. You’ll have to search for it since for some reason it won’t let me link directly to the cloth.
It’s for removing makeup but I can’t bring myself to wipe mascara and lipstick all over it. Instead, I first remove my makeup and then, using a gentle cleanser, wash my face with it. Be careful though, and don’t scrub; massage gently. As an experiment I examined the pores on my face in a magnifying mirror before I used the cloth and then after. Those nasty little pores were so clean … invisible almost. I know … hopefully that wasn’t tmi, but I’m giving you a beauty secret here ladies!!
Movies I Saw and Loved
We went and saw “Hidden Figures” and oh my gosh what an amazing and inspiring story:
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Official Trailer|20th Century FOX on YouTube
It’s a must see!!
What I’m Grateful For
- Brilliant sunshine on a bitterly cold (-27C) morning.
- Getting out of bed, turning up the furnace, turning on the coffee pot, and diving back into bed until the house is warm and the coffee is ready.
- Finding the perfect (reasonably priced) hardware for my new kitchen/dining room drapery panels. The dining room looks ah.ma.zing!
- Affordable spring blooms from grocery stores … tulip, crocus, mascari, daffodil, and hyacinth. It may be full on winter outside, but it’s full on spring inside.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!
The multiples are fun, but I honestly think most IGers only look at the first photo and move on.
Gotta try that Wonder Cloth.
My whole family loved the Hidden Figures; definitely a girl-power and underdog being the hero kinda story.
I’m glad you’re enjoying the spring inside and soon spring will be here. Spring forward, indeed. ?
Also glad to hear you’re OK; the bruise sounds serous.
Have a fabulous weekend. Take care.
Thank you so much for stopping by Elle, I truly appreciate your visit. Hmmm, funny how everyone likes different features on IG. I do like looking through the multiple photos … I think I like them more than Stories even!! Hope your weekend is wonderful too!
I must admit, I gave the multi photo post a try a few days ago with a few images I haven’t shared from the same place. Now I have done it, I’ve got that out of my system. I’m a creature of habit so back to posting one at a time. I’m not a fan of the stories either.
Have a great weekend!
Hi Liz, thanks for your input … I’m eager to try the multiples, but who knows … it is just one more thing, right?!
Glad you’re OK Barb. If the color is as deep as you described, it should go away soon. I am an expert on bruises as I am quite clumsy. I have one or two to show each week. I bump my knee, my calf, my arm, my head ….
Such lovely grape hyacinth in your sun filled room. Wishing warmth from Florida ;-)
Thank you Ginny, the bruise is definitely changing … totally mottled and yucky as my body seems to be repairing it. Thank you for the warmth from Florida xo
Ann Davis says
Glad you are healing from the fall?. I like the stories especially when I am walking or traveling. I decided I can share a little part of me or adventure and then I can leave it off my feed. Most people who follow will either look or not. As far as the multiples if I realize they are there I look and it is another way to show a lot of something and then move on. Will say Instagram is staying on top of some things.
Have a great day.
Hi Ann! thank you so much for stopping by … and yes, I’m slowly improving from my fall. For sure IG is giving us lots of choices :)
So sorry to hear about your fall! Glad you are o.k. I too love This Is Us and I’m sad it is the last episode this week. Have to get the tissues out. I also really enjoyed Hidden Figures, what a great movie.
As always love your images! I have to ask, is the top photo taken in your dining room? Is that your dining table? Love the cabinet too. Have a good week.
Thank you for stopping by Jean! Yes, the photo was taken in my dining room. I bring my little garden table indoors during the winter and set it up by the window. The cabinet is a vintage unit that my Mom used to have.