Five on Friday displays the the top five things that have been on my mind this week! It could be book-related, but it may be music, movies, TV, personal life, food, etc. I’ll generally be posting these biweekly and linking up with Friday Favorites (hosted by A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love, and Momfessionals). Previous posts can be found here!
I’m peeved I missed Kamala’s swearing in because I was bringing the dog out but at least I got to see Biden’s (and watch hers later). Man, what a collective sigh of relief we all had on Wednesday. It was just so nice to go to sleep without wondering if the president was going to piss off someone overnight or incite another riot.
Just Finished: Night Stalker
I’m trying to find that perfect balance between reading and TV watching. I made a nice morning routine where I can do both before I start working for the day! Depending on what my work day looks like too, I’ll pop something on in the background. I watched Night Stalker this week. It was pretty interesting – I’ve been meaning to watch more true crime things because I’m super behind. I knew a lot about Richard Ramirez already but it was still cool to see more details about the case, especially with the awesome ending to his story (you’ll know what I mean if you’re familiar with the case – I can’t figure out how to phrase it otherwise haha)
Air Fryer Potato Nachos // Molly’s Crispy Skinned Salmon with Crackle Sauce // Ben’s Buffalo Chicken Salad with Homemade Tahini Blue Cheese // Skinnytaste Korean Beef Bowls
I’ve continued to use my cookbooks to plan meals but I’m happy to report I’m doing a GREAT job at sticking to my grocery budget and only buying food once a week! I’m also making recipes from Molly Baz’s recipe club on Patreon and random internet trends, like the Tik Top wrapping technique! We’ve used that with breakfast (pictured) and taco-style.
I didn’t reread a single book last year. I think that’s a record since I first started blogging. I would always manage to reread at least a book or two, or a few in a series! I randomly decided to reread the ACOTAR series ahead of the new release (there’s a readalong by @ideallyinspiredreviews on Insta). I have the audiobooks on Scribd and it’s been nice so far! I broke it down to listen to a portion each day until I get caught up. It feels so good to reread something honestly, I need to get going on my Gossip Girl reread like I keep planning!
Poor baby got a tooth extracted this week. He had it grow in sideways on top of another tooth so it made more sense to just take it out. That means he can’t chew on anything or play with ANY toys (soft included) for almost two weeks. It sucks! During my work day I rely on those things to entertain him when I can’t. So I force him to have a lazy morning, look out the window, play with his food (puzzle feeders or snuffle mats) to entertain him… then we take a long walk during my lunch break and he’ll then sleep the majority of the afternoon. It works out pretty well but I feel bad for him at night when he’d want to roughhouse with Chris and they can’t really do that as much. Luckily he enjoys watching dogs and other animals on the TV so that entertains him sometimes haha.