I love Fridays. Most of the time, Fridays are my day off. I get to spend time with the kiddos, not think about work for the day, get dressed whenever I want to, do a project or watch a movie. In celebration of Fridays, here are some of my favorite things lately.
Brian Doyle's book, A Shimmer of Something, is a pleasure every single time I pick it up. It's a collection of what he calls proems--a combination of prose and poetry, or a combination of prayers and poems. He is very gifted at finding the sacred in small, ordinary unsuspecting places. I teared up at his proem about his kid trying out for the basketball team (titled "On Pinning the Number 92 on My Son before Basketball Tryouts") and I laughed out loud at the proem about what he would do if he was Pope (titled "We Have a Wild New Pope"). You can read one or two here or there, or go through the whole thing. Either way, I find myself going back to read my favorites over and over.
Kowalski's Brown Betty Pie. I blame it on my pregnancy, but I ate it just as often when I wasn't preggers, so....... Not their regular apple pie. Must be Brown Betty with the crumbly topping. It also counts as breakfast, because FRUIT.
It's no secret that I love Pinterest. And while I pin way too many things (I'm hovering around 3,000 right now) to actually do/use/remember, it is true that I do occasionally complete a project from Pinterest in my real life. I made the above fleece romper for baby #3 due in a little while. Photo on the left is the one I made, and photo on right is from the tutorial at The Purl Bee. The tutorial was easy to follow and I did it straight through with no mistakes! That NEVER happens when I sew. Head on over there to check it out along with some other really great tutorials and inspiration.
Amy Schumer. When I need to laugh, I google her name and find a video I haven't seen of her yet. She makes me laugh out loud. She's all over the place now, and I can't endorse her new movie (I haven't seen it yet. Could be awhile before I'm able to put an actual REAL LIVE movie in theaters on my Friday Favorites, but as soon as I can, I promise you I will), but I can endorse HER for a good laugh! Plus Ellen is one of my favorites, so this one counts double time. Enjoy! Happy Friday!