Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Yesterday, Jon and I celebrated our 15th anniversary. This is c r a z y to me. This fall, we’ll have known each other for 20 years. I don’t know where the time went, but I am glad we’re still here, still in love. I don’t take it for granted. We celebrated by going out to dinner for the second time since we got vaccinated. Outdoors, of course. As I mentioned yesterday, I am not yet ready to change my behavior all at once, but going to a restaurant for a meal to celebrate was really nice, to finally have an opportunity to get dressed up again for something.
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I finished a 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse on Wednesday (which I will talk about another time maybe). All I want to say about it now is that it was a good experience, I would be open to doing it again, but I was really, really looking forward to my morning coffee yesterday morning. I tried a coffee alternative during the 10 days and it was tasty (for not being coffee), but nothing like the real deal.
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I’ve been horrified about what’s been happening between Palestine and Israel. My co-worker is from Gaza and I was seriously worried about his family, which still lives there. I finally reached out to him earlier this week (I was a little apprehensive and didn’t know what to say, but then I thought “That’s BS, just ask how he’s doing!”) and I was glad to hear that his family is okay and he was very appreciative of my message. But besides that I realized: I really have to learn more. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has always been on the periphery of my radar, but I had the privilege to often push it out of sight. However, that’s not okay. I’ve been committed to learning more and a friend has pointed me to some good resources. This article sums up the relationship between Israel and the United States and The Daily is a good resource to keep up with what’s happening right now. I hope you’re paying attention and talk about this.
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I am really looking forward to deep-diving into a new project at work. As you recall, I had a bit of ebb and flow in my workload lately and got quite a bit of “groundwork” tasks for other people to fill my time, but I’ve started working on this new remote sensing project this week and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This is the type of work I want to be doing.
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Are you as excited as I am about the F·R·I·E·N·D·S reunion? If you’re not, we can’t be friends. (Just kidding. Maybe.)
Have a great long Memorial Day weekend.