Five on Friday {Welcome December}

Happy Friday!  I skipped last week’s Five on Friday, since I was visiting with family.  I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving and have recuperated from turkey overload.  I spent Thanksgiving in Maryland visiting my sister and her family for the holiday.  While there we got to celebrate my niece’s 5th birthday too, which was fun.  I can’t believe that today is the first day of December!  I feel like it’s going to be crazy from now until the end of the month!  Thanksgiving weekend my husband put the outdoor Christmas lights up and we put up and decorated our tree.  This weekend we have a fun trip planned to New York City.  Here are five from this week:

Thanksgiving – A belated picture of our Thanksgiving feast.  The only downside of not hosting is that we don’t have the leftovers!  Luckily, I save my free Shoprite turkey and cook it for Christmas dinner.  So, we will have to wait until then.

Christmas Card – Our card has been ordered!  Last year we scheduled time to take a nice family picture.  Yeah, that was not happening this year!  We chose a collage card from Snapfish and filled it with different pictures from throughout the year.  Of course, it was only after the card was designed and perfected did I realize that each card was $1.70!! Luckily, I took advantage of their Cyber Monday deal.  But, it was a little more than we were expecting to pay.  They should be arriving any day and I will hopefully have them addressed and mailed out sometime next week.

Eating – As if the Thanksgiving feast wasn’t enough, we have a tradition of going out for Korean food the night before Thanksgiving.  I always order bibimbap, my favorite Korean dish.  Between sharing this with my daughter, plus the mandu (dumplings) and kimbap (Korean sushi rolls), I was stuffed.


Reading – I finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng this week.  This was a really good book, but it took me awhile to read it.  It started slow, but picked up near the end.  I have just started reading Before We Were Yours.  I’m thinking I should have picked a lighter read after Little Fires Everywhere, and may be having book regret.  But, we shall see.

Watching – I haven’t had much time to watch anything this week.  My husband and I watched a couple of episodes of the newest season of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix.  I’m several weeks behind on This Is Us and Scandal.  We really don’t watch that much television and are looking into cutting our cable…..again.  Between Netflix, Amazon Prime and cable, there is just way too many choices and not enough time.  We had previously cut cable a couple of years ago.  However, now that my kids are getting older and we are leaving them home alone at times, we want the house phone.  Can you believe that it’s cheaper to have a bundle with internet, cable and phone over just internet and phone?!!

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Monday I wrote about Escape the Mystery Room, a great family date night.

Tuesday I shared Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Tween Boys.

A roundup and review of the November tween reads of my two kids, ages 9 and 11.

Wednesday I shared the November reads of my two tweens.

Here is a calendar of 31 days of December fun. If you are looking for some fun things to do this month I've got you covered!

Thursday I posted 31 Days of December Fun, a calendar of fun things to do this month.

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



  1. I skipped last week’s Friday post too! Too much recuperating from turkey and ham and pie. Haha. I started Crazy Rich Asians and just could not get into it. I usually try to make myself finish books I start but I couldn’t do that on this one. Haha. I started It Ends With Us last night and I’m engrossed already! Happy Weekend!

    • Yeah, I read Crazy Rich Asians but it wasn’t my fave. There are too many good books out there to make yourself finish a bad one! Loved It Ends With Us….but I love all of Hoover’s books! Have a great weekend!

  2. The Thanksgiving feast looks delicious. I love leftovers too. I typically don’t host Thanksgiving either but I also cook a small feast anyway, just so I have food for the long weekend to munch on. 😀 Weird confession time: I am not a big fan of Korean food, which always makes me feel bad. I’ve only had it a couple of times so maybe I just ate the wrong things or not at very good restaurants. Since i wasn’t wowed, I haven’t been overly anxious to try another restaurant. But there are probably better and more authentic restaurants in LA than there were in Minneapolis. And yes, it’s so freaking crazy that it’s the cheapest to get a bundle deal. I’ve contemplated cutting cable and just having Internet but it’s MORE EXPENSIVE without cable and phone. So weird. Have a great weekend!

    • I think you’re eating the wrong Korean food if you don’t like it! LOL, just kidding. Dont’ feel bad. We all have our preferences. It took me so long to like rice….like after college. I highly recommend giving it another try though. Especially a Korean BBQ place where you can cook the meat on a stove top grill. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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