Five on Friday {Happy Birthday to Me!}

Happy Friday and happy birthday to me!  Today I turn 37.  As I get older, my birthdays have become less of a big deal to me.  I’m good with a card and having the kids sing to me.  I told the husband in advance that I didn’t want anything.   Last weekend we went to the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival, as an early birthday celebration.  Spending quality time with my family is the best gift!  Tonight I’m sure there will be some sort of special treat after my husband makes dinner (homemade Korean at my request!)!  This weekend we will be busy with soccer, Town Day and Supper Club.  Here are five things from this week:

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1. Reading – This week I finally finished reading The Girls and despite it being a NY Times bestseller, I was not a fan.  I have just started reading The Widow, another NY Times bestseller.  I’m in the mood for a good suspense/thriller and hope this fits the bill.

A green montage with the name "Breaking Bad" written on it—the "Br" in "Breaking" and the "Ba" in "Bad" are denoted by chemical symbols

2. Watching – My husband and I have started catching up on episodes of Breaking Bad.  He’s already watched all of the shows but is re-watching with me.  When I’m alone, I either catch up on Grey’s Anatomy or watch any of the Real Housewives.


3. Eating – I’m not a huge wine drinker, but I enjoyed tasting some different ciders at the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival.  And I did sample a few wines too!  They had a food truck lineup and the family shared some poutine, empanadas, pierogis and a Kielbasa Reuben.  Yum!

4. Excited – to sleep in a little this weekend.  Now that school has started I’m up at 6:15 to help get my daughter out of the door on time for middle school.  I need a lot of sleep and getting back into the school routine has messed up my sleep schedule!

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5. Joining the gym – My husband and I joined Retro Fitness, which recently opened by us.  It’s time folks!  I am feeling really blah about myself and now that the kids are back in school I have the time.  So, I’m getting serious and will hopefully be in shape soon!

This was a slow week on the blog.  I shared my August 2016 reads with the Show Us Your Books linkup on Tuesday.

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



  1. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have a great day planned with your family. Being Korean, I feel like I should like Korean BBQ (and Korean food as a whole) but it’s not very favorite. To be fair, I only had Korean BBQ once, so maybe I should try it again. I’m was not a huge fan of The Girls either. I thought it started strong but ended on a real whimper. The Widow is on my TBR, so I’ll definitely be interested in what you think about it. I love a good psychological thriller! The poutine! OMG! I seriously wanted to lick the screen. 🙂 I loved Breaking Bad. There are times it moves a bit slowly, but it is an amazing series overall. I never thought the dad from Malcolm in the Middle was such an amazing actor. Enjoy your bday with the family and definitely sleep-in tomorrow!

    • Thanks Tanya! I love Korean food, especially bibimpbap. I understand being Korean and not liking Korean food. I didn’t start eating and liking rice until I was in college! The Widow is going slow. I’m STILL reading it and it’s not so thrilling. I’m hoping to finish tomorrow. I never watched Malcolm in the Middle so I’m unfamiliar with that character. Hope you had a great weekend!

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