A few things

Sometimes the craziest weeks go quickly and sometimes they drag on and on.  This one seemed to go relatively fast and I’m not complaining.  This weekend, J and I are heading down to DC to visit friends.  I am going to run the National Women’s 8K with our friend Alycia, and I’m a little nervous.  Let’s be honest…I’ve been running, but not “training,” so run is the key word.  There’s quite a difference.  So my plan is to run a decent pace over the 4.9-ish mile race and finish respectively.  No PR’s or crazy times for me.

Besides that, here are a few things I’ve been loving and coveting lately…

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J recently was in Amsterdam for a work trip and brought me back these amazing chocolate bars.  So far, the middle one was my favorite!

 

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I love to find obscure indie films on Netflix that have in depth plots and complex characters.  Last week I talked about the movie “Locked Up,” and this week it’s “Kodachrome.”  Starring Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis, Kodachrome is semi-based off of a true story where people were flocking to a small camera shop in Kansas to have their remaining roles of Kodachrome film developed before expiring completely.  Harris plays the dying, infamous photographer and absent father of Sudeikis.  Sudeikis was contacted by Harris’s nurse to deliver the news of his father’s ailing health.  Harris’s last wish was to take the trek to Kansas to have these special roles of film developed before his death.  This film did not have the action of Locked Up, but Sudeikis showed me a different side of his acting abilities and Harris, well, he is always good.  It’s a bittersweet journey of lost time and memories made.

 

The other night I was at Barnes and Noble for my daughter’s school choir night.  Before the performance I found two interesting books for my summer reading list.  “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” looked like an interesting read.  It was all about decluttering your home and life.  “This Is Me” by Chrissy Metz caught my attention.  For being in the business a long time and finally breaking through with a huge role, Metz tells her story and how she got to where she is now.  I love her show, so I’m pretty sure that I will like this book.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!  xo

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