Friday, May 1, 2015

May 2015 First Friday's Fave

I'm back!  I'm returning to participating in the weekly meme, Friday's Fave Five. Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, hosts this wonderful exercise of stopping each Friday to look back and reflect on the highlights of the past week.

Totally good for your soul and spirit!

1. April was a really busy month for me. Busy, fulfilling and yet I did miss my regular blogging schedule. You can read all about my April in my post, Let's Share What We Learned in April.

2.  I saw this dreamy evening sky the other day, and I had to run get my camera:

3. I had a wonderful visit with my mom, sister and brother-in-law.  Love it when family comes to visit!

4.  I can't say enough about salads in a jar - especially if they are made with Ken's Apple Cider Vinaigrette dressing!

5. In light of how much salad I have eaten in the last few weeks, I thought this quote from Anne Lamott discussing wearing "forgiving pants" quite fitting:

"The world is too hard as it is, without letting your pants have an opinion on how you are doing. I struggle with enough esteem issues without letting my jeans get in on the act, volunteering random thoughts about my butt."
"Getting on a scale is like asking Dick Cheney to give you a sense of your own self-worth every morning"
Anne Lamott – Facebook post

Go and read her whole post. You'll get a kick out of it. (My rewards from salad eating have been negated by the bag of chocolates I was given for Administrative Professionals Day ... oh well, there's always next month.)

And so ends another week on the Journey. How did your week go?


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sky! Glad you got a shot of it.

Glad you had a good visit with your family!

Dianna said...

Salads in a jar are WONDERFUL! I'll have to check out the dressing that you mentioned.

Enjoy those chocolates! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, that sky was definitely picture-worthy. Such glorious colors.

Busy times can be good ones, too, but we're glad you are back to blogging :-)

I like the idea of food in a jar. Have found that if I pack leftovers right into ready-to-take jars, it saves tons of time in the morning.

Anonymous said...

My week has gone well. I'm in a de-fluffing time right now. I'm just too fluffy to enjoy being photographed at our son's wedding so de-fluffing is in order. Glad you had a good visit with family!!

betty said...

Such a pretty sky! I like the salad in the jar technique. I'm going to try to really eat healthy this month, including lots of salads :)


Susanne said...

Stunning sky! I need to get back on track on eating well. I like that quote. shut up jeans!

Faith said...

that sky is gorgeous!! I LOVE salads in a jar....I bring one to work 1-2 times per week! And a lady MUST have some chocolate every once in awhile...right??! Keep up the good work!

Lux G. said...

That's a really majestic photo of the night sky. I didn't realize it was the first Friday last Friday! Oh, time.

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! I saw that Anne LaMott FB entry. She is often so 'right on' for my life. Why let my pants get a vote on how I feel about myself?

You deserved those chocolates my friend. I hope you enjoyed them!!
I'm eating a lot of salad too (not in a jar though), I prefer that to boiled veggies. Spring is here, and the warmer temps help me to get into eating raw vegetables again.
I had a good week! I'm looking forward to seeing a friend for lunch on Wednesday. We are overdue for a good chat :)

Willow said...

I love my salads AND cooked veggies!
Also, I enjoyed reading your April post. April was crazy for me and I'm hoping that May will be quieter.
Loved the sunset!