Finals are nearing, which means professors have been stuffing projects, tests, and presentations into these last few days like nobody's business. But I have been so, so thankful for all of the wonderful events, activities, and friendships that I have been blessed with these past couple of weeks.
One thing I'm loving lately is hand-written correspondences. It is so relaxing and nothing makes me happier than to write letters to loved ones. (and to receive snail mail as well!)
There is something special about handwritten thank you notes and letters that make me feel so grateful for those around me.
The song I've been loving this week is "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody." A couple of weekends ago, we listened to this song and had our own little dance party on the way to the CRU retreat.
I have loved it ever since. It is my pump-up morning song since it has been a little bit rougher to pull back the covers and get moving on these chillier mornings.
Another Friday favorite: Harry Potter on CD. Yes, I am a nerd. And while I am working on school work or traveling to see family, I pop a Harry Potter disc into my computer and have it read all of the chapters to me.
Since I haven't read the books since elementary school, it has been so exciting to re-live all of the adventures all over again. I just placed the next Harry Potter audio book in the series on hold at the library so I can listen to it with all of the Holiday traveling ahead.
My day schedule with classes and work is pretty crazy, so it was so nice to be able to have a Monsters U movie night with friends from CRU and also a pizza night tonight! My good friend Carly came over and we each brought different ingredients to make one delicious Margherita pizza. We used pizza dough from Trader Joe's, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, chicken sausage, and spaghetti sauce. Is there a better way to spend a Friday night? I really don't think so.
And oh! I can't forget about the multiple trips I have taken to Mama's Boy for breakfast this month. (
and I may even be heading there tomorrow)
It is my goal to order everything on the menu at least once
or twice or three times.
I'm really feeling their Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Meal or their Blackforest Pancakes? Chocolate everything. Which leads me to this Friday favorite: Dark Chocolate Peanutbutter Dreams peanutbutter. I put it on everything! Waffles, toast, pancakes, apples, bananas. It is so, so good. I just purchased this jar and it is almost gone already. oops!
And if you just so happen to have some leftover Halloween candy, dessert pizza is always the answer. A little nutella, maybe a little Dark Chocolate Peanutbutter Dreams, and Halloween candy galore. Place in the oven, bake until hot, gooey, and delicious. Seriously.
I hope you have had a wonderful Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!