1. Knitting. I have recently gone on a knitting kick again and am working on a very special project that I'm super excited about! I will post it once it is gifted as I don't want to ruin any surprises. I've spent my evenings knitting and watching my shows and really relishing both the freedom to do that and the fact that I am accomplishing something in my leisure time.
I know, it looks gross but it is wonderful!
2. "Mexican mush" I've mentioned this before, but one of my very favorite things about going to eat at a Mexican resturant is mixing up the beans, rice, queso, sour cream, and guacamole and eating it as a dip with chips. It brings joy to my heart! Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to have dinner with some of my former Bible study girls and I got to pick the resturant in honor of my birthday (next Tuesday)--so of course I chose my favorite Mexican resturant, Peppers. The night was perfect with great food and fellowship, and I got to eat my leftover mush for lunch today. yum!
3. Zoom panel This is another thing that I mentioned a while back, but I love this market research panel! I signed up with it in college and take several online surveys each week, and then I win points to cash in towards awesome things! Of course, being the reading whore that I am, I ALWAYS use my points for books (cooking or "regular"). I got one of my prizes in this week (shipping is free) and was super excited to get Julie Powell's new book Cleaving, which I had been wanting to read while I"m on my memoir kick but didn't want to pay for in hardback. Now I'm quickly accumulating more points and cannot decide between getting Baked or Pioneer Woman's cookbook...(please way in with feedback if you have either one...) Also this week I got a new product to sample and report back on--and it was something that I was going to have to buy otherwise--score!! If any of you are interested in joining this, send me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a referral link--it's a great way to feed your "shopping" habits for free! (and they have tons of non-book stuff too: kitchen gadgets, electronics, dvds, you name it!)
4. Bloggy friends :) In the past few weeks I have really found joy in the blogging community. I truly feel that so many of you are great friends--even those of you who I've never met! I love how I can communicate and grow closer to people that I know in "real life" but may not get to see very often, and I love finding new friends all over who share interests and encouragement. It makes me feel so special to know that some people who I have never met care about what is going on in my life. Hugs to you all!
5. Twitter. So I caved. I signed up this week and love it! (even though the stupid facebook apps are not working for me to link my accounts...) Another fun way to keep in touch! I'm @sarahedmundson1 if you want to follow me :)
What made your life fabulous this week?