Five on Friday {Last Weekend in February}

Happy Friday! This has been a short and fun week. The kids had Monday and Tuesday off for President’s Day. I only had Monday off, but took Tuesday off so we could enjoy a quick getaway (more on than later). Wednesday there was some snow and ice so we had early dismissals from school and work (perks of working for a school district!) and then had a 2 hour delay yesterday morning. The kids are getting older and I’m not sure how I feel about it! Tonight my daughter is going to the movies with friends and my son is spending the weekend camping with his new Boy Scout troop. I’m hoping my husband and I can finish working on reupholstering our dining room chairs, a project that has been sidelined for probably a year now! We will be attending a Westchester Knicks game on Sunday with the Binghamton Alumni Association. This has become a fun, annual family event. Here are five from this week:

Reading – This week I finished a reread of The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, which is the first pick of my work book club. I have started reading All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth, a YA suspense type read.

Watching – My husband and I watched Game Night. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this movie but it wasn’t bad. There were some LOL moments and I didn’t fall asleep!

Cooking – Although it was a short week for us, I cooked dinner Wednesday and Thursday night. Wednesday, I made Creamy Cajun Chicken Penne from How Sweet Eats. I’ve made this recipe once before, ages ago. We all enjoyed it, but it was a bit time consuming to make.

Family Getaway – So we surprised the kids with a trip to Kalahari Resort in the Poconos. It’s a huge, 220,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. Unfortunately, the place was super crowded because of the holiday school break but the kids had a great time.

The Blog – This blog has always been my little hobby. I know that I’ve been MIA in posts lately. Recently, I’ve been feeling pretty unmotivated to write. I sit at a computer all day and coming home and spending more time in front of a computer screen has not been appealing. I am still aiming to get at least one post published a week, even if it’s one of the Five on Friday updates. How do you stay motivated when you don’t feel like blogging/writing?

Hope you have a great weekend!



  1. I have been inconsistent with my blogging this year too. And mine is more pure laziness, I think, than anything else. 😀 But I have definitely experienced blogger burnout and taking a break is what helps me the most. Because when I force write (or read for that matter), it takes the fun out of it. But when I take a break, I start missing it because suddenly I have things I want to say again. One other thing I do (and you may already do this but I am a late bloomer), is I no longer pretend I’ll remember blog post ideas but actually keep track of them in a draft post. Either the idea itself or a link to post that either I want to duplicate (like a tag post) or reference in my post on the same topic but with my thoughts. It definitely helps on the days when I’m staring at the white screen with nothing to say!

    I was told parts of LA actually had light snow. not where I lived but it’s been so cold here. That pasta looks really great and I have been craving a big bowl of pasta! Have a great weekend!

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