The happiest of Fridays to you. This has been a very crazy and all over the place week, I’ve been doing work for the last five hours and need to go to bed, and it’s bound to be a full-of-work weekend, but I’m determined to find the good in it all. So, let’s talk about my favorites from the week (and last weekend)!
Driving with my mom
Hi, you knew this would be a fave. Driving around somewhat aimlessly with my mom on Mother’s Day weekend was nostalgic and fun. We laughed and listened to music and chatted and pointed out the pretty houses. She’s my hero and that’s one of my favorite traditions, forever and always.
That chocolate peanut butter pretzel shake
Ohhhhh my goodness. I’m not really a milkshake person unless they’re spoonable (this was), but even if it wasn’t, this shake was one of the most incredibly delicious things I’ve ever eaten. It was ultra creamy, peanut buttery, and laced with pretzel crumbs. I could truly eat these forever. Michael Symon, how do you make such utterly perfect shakes? Teach me your ways.
Help from one of my favorite sports writers
Aaron Portzline is a hockey writer for the Columbus Dispatch and I’ve followed his Blue Jackets work for years. He’s great. A few days ago, I was having some trouble finding hockey payroll data for my sports research project, so I tweeted at him and he direct messaged me help finding the sources I couldn’t find. So, that was awesome, and I’ll be sending him a copy of the final project to show that his help wasn’t wasted. 🙂Random: the best shake from @BSpotBurgers and help from @Aportzline got me through the week. Click To Tweet
Help from my dad
Even after I found all the data, I was struggling with the sorting and reorganizing in Excel. My dad spent a solid hour and a half on the phone helping me understand what to do, amidst one of three breakdowns I had yesterday due to a number of things not going well. He’s my hero.
End of the year chaos
I’m making this a favorite to put a positive spin on exactly what I’ve been struggling with this week. That is, everything is speeding the heck up as the year comes to a close and I feel SO BEHIND. However, you all know that I’ve been struggling with my emptier time for most of the quarter, so… at least that’s not a problem anymore. I haven’t had a working weekend, minus maybe a little reading, all quarter. That ends this weekend. I have a health problem set to do, a little sports reading to finish, more sports research, and who knows what else exactly. Anyway, lots of work. Very stressed, but at least I feel useful and have things to do.
And that’s all from me for the week! Have a lovely weekend and I’ll talk to you next week!
P.S. I’ve written so many emails lately, that I almost signed off, “Best, Ellen”. Ugh. Sorry y’all. Also, how do I have a final next week?!
Who’s your hero?
How are you finding the good in the tough stuff this week?
What’s on the agenda for your weekend?