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Friday Favorites and Puppy Love

Is it just me or really we just have Mondays, Fridays and nothing in between? Seriously, I just had a mild case of a Monday and suddenly with just a few blinks of an eye, there we go –  Friday again (no complaints here!). The ‘summer hours’ are done but regardless, it was a great week, very productive and it literally flew.  Although, unfortunately, I did not have a chance to do much for myself, I was still able to get some reading done, as well as enjoy a few very nice evening walks.

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Friday Favorites and an Iron Fish

 Is it Friday yet? No? Well, does Thursday evening count?

Long week here at the ‘Casa de Queens’, but also a super quick one, sort of a blur in between work, commute, seemingly never ending cooking and some more commute. It always fascinates me how close I really live to my workplace (when looking at the location on the map) but in between bus and subway it takes me forever* (*forever = 1h). I am trying to read more while on a train though so it is time well spent.

I am still reading ‘The Happiness Project‘ which I picked randomly from my Reading List for 2016. I am absolutely loving it, I am going to even go as far as saying that it may be life changing for me. I am so inspired to make positive changes in my life, so energized. It terrifies me sometimes to think that we REALLY have just ONE life to live. I have doubts at times if I am really living it to the fullest. Or at least living it according to the 80/20 rule. And yet, creating happiness in our own lives takes less effort than we think. Sometimes small changes can contribute to creating much, much happier life.

Check out your library, I promise you will not regret it.

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Friday Favorites And Duck Feathers Bagels

Yet another week flew by and thank you Dear God that this weekend is THE LONG weekend. While it clearly states in our ‘Employee Manual’ that the Labor Day is the day off, I am not taking anything for granted. The reason? Just before the 4th of July we received an email from HR saying that ‘due to the ‘launch event’ being so close to the 4th of July everyone is ‘encouraged’ to work that day to ensure that everything is ready to go on the day of the launch’. This pretty much meant that everyone was required ‘encouraged’ to use the 4 of July at a later date as a ‘floating’ day off. Well, my ‘4th of July’ is still ‘floating’ and I am hoping to take it sometime in October. Since September tends to be the busiest month of the year, I was almost sure we were going to have another ‘floating’ day coming and be ‘encouraged’ to work on the Labor Day.  Well, the dreaded email did not come, so yep, off to a great weekend 🙂

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Friday Favorites and Hungry Wolves

I have some goodies to share with you today. It is a mix of everything, something easy, I don’t want to bore you on a Friday 😉

During my commute this morning I witnessed (sort of a daily) scene when two total strangers just went at it, yelling and cursing. Reason, the usual, one of them was blocking subway’s door when the other was trying to get in before getting slammed with the closing door. Once both of them were inside of the subway car they started a war which lasted until one of them got off at Marcy Avenue. Phew. Watching for the first 2-3 minutes for sort of entertaining but after that everyone was just rolling their eyes trying to move away from the annoying passengers. So much energy wasted and what a bad start of a day. Watching this reminded me of an old Cherokee Legend that I heard a few years ago.

Friday Favorites and Hungry Wolves

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