Today, I’m joining in on some fun Friday linkups, mainly for two reasons. 1: I always have a bunch of different topics for blog posts going through my head and this format lets me talk about multiple things in one blog post. 2: It lets me recap my week a little and I think that’ll be fun to look back on someday. So, let’s get right to it! These are a few things that have been on my mind this week:
1. Weekend trip to Lubbock
Last weekend we met up with my parents and brother in Lubbock, TX. We hadn’t seen my brother since January and my parents since February, so it was well worth the 8 hour drive from Colorado Springs! My parents drove up from Austin to meet us in Lubbock. It was a weekend filled with Tex-Mex, Hawaiian BBQ, movies, games, beautiful spring weather (I wore flip flops for the first time this year!), and west Texas sunsets. Side note: I fell in love with this rosebush outside of Chuy’s, one of my favorite Tex-Mex places. One of my friends told me that it’s called an “Aloha” rose bush. I really want one for my yard now!
2. This vintage phone
I love vintage stuff (especially from the 50’s and 60’s), so this cute rotary phone on Etsy caught my eye. I love the color. I’m in the process of decorating my new desk in John and I’s home office, so I’ve been imagining how cute this would look there. Fun fact: in high school, I was dying to have my own phone in my room, so I begged my mom to let me have her old rotary telephone. It looked just like this one, except it was tan. Whenever I called one of my friends, I had to use the rotary dial to make a call. Talk about old school! The novelty of it was fun and my friends always wanted to try it out when they came over. I’m sure any people who lived in the 30’s-70’s would be laughing at the thought of that. It makes no sense at all for me to get one, especially since we don’t even have a landline at our house. BUT I still think it would look cute on my desk and I might keep my eyes peeled for one similar to this.
3. Good news from the doctor
During my senior year of college (2012-2013), I discovered a cyst on my scalp. Anytime you find a random bump on your body that’s not supposed to be there, it’s scary. After worrying about it for years, last summer I mentioned it to a family practice PA during a physical. She didn’t think it was anything but said to keep a watch on it in case it grew bigger or became painful, etc. Over the past year, I’ve noticed that it’s grown a little bigger. Three weeks ago, I decided to make an appointment with a dermatologist so that I could have a specialist look at it. I had my appointment two weeks ago and to be honest, I was nervous. The main thing I wanted to find out was if they needed to surgically remove it and then do a biopsy.
I was relieved to find out that the dermatologist didn’t think it needed to be removed. She said that cysts like the one I have are generally benign and that I wouldn’t need surgery unless it changed more significantly. So I’ll definitely still be keeping a watch on it, but let me tell you, I was so relieved. If you ever find anything unusual like that on your body, my advice is to go to the doctor immediately and get it checked out. If it’s nothing, then you have peace of mind (which is worth a lot!) and if it’s something more serious, then you were able to catch it early. I’m just so thankful that at the moment, it’s fine. I’m also thankful for the friends and family who prayed for me about the appointment. I just can’t stop thinking about how thankful I am.
4. Joanna Gaines’ testimony
I’ve been watching a lot of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” lately. I was first interested in it because it’s based in Waco, Texas (which is just an hour and a half away from my hometown of Austin) but after watching it more, I’ve come to admire the Gaines’ family dynamic. Something that stands out to me about the show is the mutual respect that Chip & Joanna have for each other-I think it’s great that their kids (along with TV viewers) are seeing that. Like Joanna says in this video, God told her that she would be given a platform someday & it makes me happy to see the positive things that she’s doing with it. I came across her testimony video the other day and there’s just so much truth in it, so I wanted to share.
5. My cat doing some meditating
The other day I brought out my pillow and blanket so that I could sit on the floor with my laptop and still be comfortable. We have a perfectly good couch, but I’m one of those people that likes to sit on the floor sometimes. Maybe that’s weird? I don’t know, I just like to switch it up occasionally! Anyways, once I got up from my spot, Oliver decided that it looked pretty comfortable too. It looked like he was meditating, so of course I had to take this picture. So, here’s a picture of my cat in relaxation mode.
For this post today, I’m linking up with:
Five on Friday with A. Liz Adventures…
Oh Hey, Friday with September Farm…
Friday Favorites with Meet at the Barre…and last but not least:
Little Friday with The Grits Blog.
Take a moment and go check out the other bloggers who have also shared their posts on these linkups! Linkups like this are a great way to meet new blogging friends. :)
Well, that’s all for today. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a happy weekend! If you’re new here, I hope you’ll say hi and introduce yourself!