One. The Lone Survivor. Jeff and I took advantage of a free afternoon the other day and went to see the movie he has been begging to watch for the past few weeks. I haven’t read the book (though I am going to have to now), but it was absolutely incredible, gut wrenching, and I don’t think I took my eyes off the screen for the entire two hours. This is a must see in my book, based on a true story, showing the valor of the brave men and women who protect us each and every day. Ya’ll seriously, go see this movie. And P.S. can I just proclaim how much I love Mark Wahlberg?? He is awesome.
Two. Good Books. Speaking of reading, I can happily say that I have gone above and beyond my goal of reading one book a month for January and have finished all four of these good reads. (yes, there is a sneak of what’s to come very, very soon!). And yes, by now I think you realize I’m fascinated with all things MOC.
Three. Lung Leavin’ Day. Last week, I was contacted by a blog reader named Heather who battled mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. She has an incredible story, one where she was told she had 15 months to live when she was diagnosed, and she had just given birth to her daughter. After undergoing a risky surgery to remove her left lung, she beat the odds, is an 8-year survivor, and has created Lung Leavin’ Day as a way to commemorate a day her life changed forever.
Four. The Pickle Jar. I am always struggling with time management, to-do lists, and how to make the most of each day. I wanted to take a minute to share a new strategy I recently read about in the book “Perform Like a Rock Star and Still Have Time for Lunch” because it’s simple, and it works. There are a few articles I found that help to understand the theory, and I have included links to those here and here. I’m telling you, take five minutes to read this…it’s really easy and can help you work smarter, not harder. It’s all about filling your jar with the things that matter, and eliminating as much of the sand and water as you can.
Five. ATL “Work” Trip. This weekend, I am in Atlanta on a fun little work trip, and funny enough, it just happens to be the week that a crazy snowstorm invaded the city. Thank gosh I have a companion AKA best friend who is here with me to join in on the fun. Meg and I headed down to the frozen ATL tundra last night after she got off work and now we’re here for the big apparel mart. They say when you’re doing something you love, it doesn’t feel like work…and that is totally the scenario right now for me as well. Cheers to a few days with the BFF, some yummy food, and loads of shopping with all the other crazies here.
Happy weekend lovelies!!