Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
I am happy to report that I am officially busy at work again. I won’t complain, don’t worry. After so many weeks of twiddling my thumbs (figuratively speaking), I was ready for some action, but I didn’t mean for five people to demand my time and skills all at once! Why does it always go from nothing to (almost) too much?
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I am currently on Day 7 without coffee. I KNOW. Don’t even ask. I am doing a 14-day treatment with Nexium for my GERD issues and I decided to also cut out coffee (and a few other things) for the time being. In all honesty, it’s not as hard as I anticipated. I did get a headache the first day (duh!) that lingered for 36 hours, but since then I’ve been just fine with drinking tea. BUT, I still really miss my morning coffee quite a bit and hope we get reunited soon.
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The first holiday cards have been arriving in the mail and I am so excited. Holiday mail is one of my favorite things and I love sending and receiving notes from family and friends near and far! We have a little closet in the living room and I use the door to display all the cards. What do you do with the cards you receive?
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I also received my Secret Santa Mug Swap package already and OMG, you guys, it’s amazing. My swap partner really outdid herself! She picked out a really beautiful mug and included some other lovely goodies in the package that I can’t wait to share with you next week!
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My parents sent me pictures last week from their holiday baking extravaganza, aka “spritz cookie-making”, which is a holiday tradition in our family ever since I can remember. Everybody gets involved. My Mom prepares the dough, my Dad and the kids (first my sister and I, then my cousin, now my niece and nephew) make the cookies. My Dad used to have a manual meat mincer and cookie inset that he used for years and years, but recently they have upgraded to an electric food grinder attachment for a stand mixer. Everybody in the family can bring a cookie tin that gets filled to the top with spritz cookies. Oh, how I wish I could be home for the holidays.