Five on Friday {The First of February}

Happy Friday!  I’m so happy that the weekend is here!  Monday I started my first day of work.  So far, everything is going well and we even got a surprise two-hour delay Tuesday morning.  However, we are still adjusting to me being back at work full-time again and this mom is TIRED!!!  My husband has been super helpful as we all adjust to this transition.  This weekend will include some movie watching, taking my son to a friend’s birthday party and a Super Bowl party.  The weather forecast is currently predicting snow Sunday evening into Monday.  I’m over winter and hope the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow today!  Here are five from this week:


Reading – I have just started reading Eleanor Olphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.  Many people have compared this book to Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove and I can already see why.  Eleanor is definitely a quirky character!

Truffle Burger from Burger Bistro & Bar.

Eating –  Last Friday my husband and I enjoyed a last lunch date.  We went to a new-to-us burger restaurant, Burger Bistro & Bar in Thornwood.  I had the Truffle Burger and my husband had the Wellington Burger.  If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already seen my burger – it was topped with truffle aioli, balsamic portobello and brie on a black pepper brioche bun. They have over 25 different dipping sauces for your fries!

Watching – Who watches This Is Us?!!  And who is excited to see the next episode Sunday evening after the Super Bowl?  Well…..I actually won’t be up late enough to watch it Sunday.  But I will hopefully watch it Monday and finally find out what happened to Jack!

Family Fun – Last Saturday we went to a Westchester Knicks game with the Binghamton University Alumni.  Last year my husband started the Westchester County chapter.  This was the second annual family alumni event.  Although the Knicks ended up losing, it was a great game.

Link Love – My son loves sushi.  I saw this recipe and think this is doable…..totally my style!  A friend shared this article on Facebook.  As a parent of tweens, technology is scary.  We were fortunate to grow up in a time without cell phones and social media.  This read only helps me reinforce my stand on no cell-phones until 13.

ICYMI this week on the blog:

5 inspirational fitness quotes to help motivate you when you need a little encouragement with your exercise routine.
Saturday I posted 5 Inspirational Fitness Quotes.

Tuesday I shared 28 Days of February Family Fun.

Thursday I posted the 2018 Westchester County Valentine’s Day Dining Guide.

Linking up with Andrea, Katie and April!  Have a great weekend!



  1. I read Eleanor this month and really enjoyed. As I have not read Ove, I can’t compare but Eleanor is definitely quirky. She irritated me at times but did win me over in the end. I’m glad the new job is overall going well! A new job is always exciting but also exhausting because there is so much to learn those first few weeks but I know you’ll adapt quickly. That truffle burger looks delicious. I have a weird relationship with hamburger but I typically do love a good pub burger. And those fries look heavenly too. 😀 Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m so glad that your first week of work went well! That’s so wonderful that your husband has been such a big help during this time of transition. As always, it looks like you enjoyed a great mix of family fun and deliciousness this week! Love it! Wishing you a wonderful first weekend of February, friend!

  3. That truffle burger!!! I can only imagine how good it actually was. Hope you have a great February!!

  4. I really need to start watching This is Us. I’m hearing such good things about it. But I want to start watching it from the beginning, and I’m not sure where to find it.

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