Five (+1) On The Day After Friday

I was on the run all day yesterday and the only chance I had to do my Five on Friday post (3rd edition) was as I was climbing into bed last night, but I would have had to do it on my iPhone and there was no way that was happening. So I’m changing things up a bit this week. To keep with the alliteration, this week’s edition is Six on Saturday.

Yesterday morning my heart soared with unabashed joy because:

1.     It was deliciously chilly and you all know how I feel about fall. It’s the most wonderful time of the year;

2.     I wore jeans for the first time in several months and they fit; and

3.     My Friday Bible Study Group (aka my Homies) had our first official meeting.

And all that was all before noon!

4.     Todd and I met some good friends (and made a couple new ones) at a new-to-us restaurant last night. It was my first experience with Guatemalan food and I am in love. And not just a little in love, but wholeheartedly.

5.     This morning was another CLEAR brunch and it was fabulous. I know I say that every single time, but it really was fabulous. If you live anywhere near me you should come. Really.


6.     This afternoon I went to a wedding shower for a young friend of mine at the house she and her husband-to-be will be sharing after their nuptials. I’d like to share a few thoughts:

        *      The house is a charming cottage with gorgeous moldings and hardwood floors and dormers and a wonderful side/back yard. It’s the perfect starter house and the vintage charm makes me the teensiest bit jealous. But in a good way.

        *      Her sister/my friend (and photographer extraordinaire) staged the shower outside under these wonderful large oak (I think) trees and it looked like something out of a magazine.

        *      It started raining, but the wonderful large trees of some type made a great canopy.

        *      The great canopy only worked for so long so we all grabbed stuff and moved the party inside.

        *      It was a great way to spend an afternoon.


  1. CPQ on September 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    You have a Guatemalan restaurant near you??!! I am so there.

    PS Yay for jeans that fit. I’ve reclaimed a couple of pair this last month and it has done wonders for my mental state. My tribe rejoices.

    • Jenster on September 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      I am now a certified Guatemalan food fan and I might like to live above the restaurant. And I was pleased I could zip the jeans up. Then again, it would have been better if they’d been too big. Maybe next year.

      Rejoicing tribes are good. 🙂

  2. nwhannas on September 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Mmm…I’ve never had Guatemalan food. Perhaps you should come get me on your way to the restaurant, next time. My jeans are barely zipping, but I’m no longer laying down on the bed (ahem–who does that?!) to fasten them.

    • Jenster on September 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

      You’re practically on the way so I’ll swing by and pick you up the next time.

      YAY for not laying down on the bed! (Not that I’ve ever done that…)

  3. Michele McMillan on September 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I think we must be related! 😉 I love the fall too! Never have tried Guatemalan food, but I bet it’s good!

    • Jenster on September 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

      We must be! haha

      I’m pretty sure you would love Guatemalan. I’ll take you – my treat – whenever you make it up this way! (You know, between our NYC trips and all). 🙂

  4. Cindy Beaudoin on September 18, 2011 at 1:51 am

    You are BLESSED friend!

    • Jenster on September 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

      I AM!! More than I even realize. 🙂

      BTW – I miss you.

  5. Lyn on September 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Now that was a wonderful day! Happy for you!

  6. MsBeth on September 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Did they have empanadas? I loved the empanadas I had in Guatemala! ooh…cafe con leche another yummy taste treat from there! Guatemala feliz que tu ares…..

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