Well, we’ve made it through this week. And all I can really say is Good Riddance!
This is definitely a difficult week for me all around, so I’m just happy to wave goodbye as we move into the weekend. I’ve been low on sleep and high on emotion all week, so I’m hoping that I’ll finally get the chance to relax (and sleep) this weekend and get back to my normal self!
Even in a week with a lot of lows, there were still some awesome points, so I thought we could focus on those instead!
Yup, it’s that time again for Five Favorites Friday – where I talk about 5 completely and totally random things that I’m loving this week! I’m also linking up with Katie for Friday Favorites!
Favorite New Drink: Detox Water
I saw this recipe on Blogilates last week, and I was so intrigued that I just had to give it a try. It basically included 2 slices of lemon, 2 slices of orange, 3-4 slices of cucumber, and 3-4 mint leaves. I am not really sure how much I believe in the whole “detox” concept (I haven’t don’t enough research on it to really have a solid opinion), but regardless, it tasted AMAZING!
It was like fancy spa water! I let it sit overnight to really infuse all the flavors, and it was SO tasty! I went through like 3 water bottles full at work! Definitely a good way to get your water in! I loved it so much, I’ve actually started a Pinterest board with a ton of different detox water recipes, just because I’m intrigued to try new flavors!
Favorite Way to Spend Difficult Times: With Blends
Wednesday was a rough day. And during those times, it’s always nice to have people that you can spend time with (and stay distracted with) who understand what you’re going through. On Wednesday both of our husbands were otherwise busy with other obligations, so my blend (and fellow Hokie) Lindsay and I got together for dinner and general distraction.
We went to a new-to-us restaurant, and both declared that we now have to come back at least 20 more times to try everything on the menu that sounded delicious! It was a small Italian restaurant, complete with a gelato and cannoli counter. Does it get better than that? I ended up with the roasted vegetable pizza, which was AMAZING! The eggplant truly made it! I’ve been eating leftovers for lunch the past 2 days, and it’s equally amazing reheated.
Favorite New Mail: Advocare 24 Day Challenge
Yup, I jumped on the bandwagon. I’m going to go in depth next week about why I decided to do the 24 Day Challenge, and what I’m hoping to get out of it, but the exciting thing this week was definitely getting all of my stuff in the mail. Although don’t be deceived, those boxes are full of a ton of packing materials! Why people insist on using giant boxes + a ton of packing materials instead of just using a smaller box, I’ll never know!
I’m so pumped to tear these babies open and scope out what’s inside!
Favorite New Sunday Night Activity: Watching Game of Thrones
Guys, I can’t even tell you how obsessed I am with this show. Chris and I started watching this past summer because of all the hype it got, and we got caught up just in time to start this season. We even caved and got HBO, because we couldn’t bear to wait for episodes to come out online! I highly recommend this show to anyone who likes… anything. haha. It’s full of drama and mystery and swordfights and dragons and crazy outfits.
It is HBO though, so I’ll warn you that there are also a lot of boobs. So probably not suitable for small children. But worth it anyway!
Favorite Ridiculous Picture of the Week: Chris as Andrew the Disciple
I’ll leave you with this gem. Our church put on a production of the living last supper last night, and Chris had gotten pulled in to play Andrew, Peter’s younger brother. Complete with the robes, wig and ridiculous looking beard. I told him he was never, EVER allowed to rock this look in real life. Although it was pretty hilarious to see him walking around like this all evening! He looks like he’s amish!
Well there you have it – a week filled with a lot of lows, but definitely some good points too. Sometimes you just have to focus on the glass being half full, right? So here’s to it finally being the weekend, and getting back to normal! I have a ton of fun things happening this weekend and next week, so I’m just excited to move forward!
So tell me: What are your favorite things from this week? Any exciting weekend plans? Any other advocare people out there?