Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week March 2017 Edition

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Fun, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week March 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week March 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week in June of 2015 and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Fiona the baby hippo
She was born six weeks premature and I have been following the Cincinnati Zoo’s twitter feed for updates. I am totally #TeamFiona
Fiona gets a ramp

Fiona gets weighed and a bigger bottle

 

2.The Hollow Crown
This has been around but we just discovered it. The BBC has done fabulous adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays. We got the DVDs of the first season from the library but might end up the full set.
The Hollow Crown
Season 1 is Richard II, Henry IV – Part 1, Henry IV – Part 2, and Henry V (Tom Hiddleston and Prince Hal/Henry V in the last three)

Season 2 is Henry VI – Part 1, Henry VI, Part 2, and Richard III (Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III)

We’ve only watched the first two plays of Season 1. The productions are gorgeous and the cast is spectacular.

 

3. This pigeon
He marches to the beat of his own carousel.

 

4. This
Friends with benefits

 

5. Thinking before decorating
We might have to consider this
Scratching Post Furniture

 

6. “And then the murders began.”

This has been cracking me up all week. It’s way too much fun to try this with various books.
And then the murders began

Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive. And then the murders began.

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. And then the murders began.

“Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. And then the murders began.

One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet’s house to see what Piglet was doing. And then the murders began.

 

7. This monastery adopted a shnauzer
And it’s adorable

 

8. Choosing your battles
Choosing your battles

9. Steve ‘n’ Seagulls
I got totally lost in the rabbit hole of their videos. I now understand all the words of a few songs for the first time.

Steve ‘n’ Seagulls is a Finnish country band, playing bluegrass versions of well-known hard rock and metal songs.

 

10. This commentary on the weather
I can’t say I liked the weather this week but this commentary cracked me up.
All seasons in one day

 

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week January 2017 Edition

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 10 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week January 2017

Ten Things I Liked This Week January 2017

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week a about a year and a half ago and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. Snow Castles
We had some significant snow that stuck around for a while. The neighborhood got a little creative

Snow Castle

 

2. Dungeness Crab
The season was delayed a bit this year but it’s been delicious,

 

3. This
I saw this on my friend Eleanor’s blog and cracked up.
Meerkats

 

4. Little elephant playing in the snow
The Oregon Zoo was closed due to the snow but the animals had some fun. Lily is their youngest elephant (four years old) and she is hilarious.

 

5. 10 Reading Superstitions of Book Fanatics
I loved this list. I don’t agree with all of them but my favorite is “If You Walk Past a Bookstore, You Must Enter”. You have to.
Check out the the full list from The Strand Bookstore.

 

6. This one
A friend of mine posted this and it happened to be a day I could totally relate to this.
Got out of bed

 

7. Penguin Awareness Day
I had no idea about this until Katie at Words for Worms alerted me.

 

8. Finding Dory
Finally watched it this week.
Finding Dory

 

9. Birthday Brunch
My friend’s birthday was yesterday so we met for brunch before heading to the Women’s March.
Birthday Brunch

 

10. Women’s Marches
I participated in the Portland march yesterday. It was inspiring and empowering. I was so happy to see so many families there. Our weather was awful. We were all cold and drenched long before any marching started but I’m still glad I was there.

The photos and stories from all the marches all over the world give me hope.

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week December 2016 Edition

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 6 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week October 2016

Ten Things I Liked This Week December 2016

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week a about a year and a half ago and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. My new leggings
These are my new favorites
Flamingo leggings
2. This puppy
Just too stinkin’ adorable

 

3. Finishing the outdoor decorations
The weather kept interfering but we finally got it done. The minion is The Hubster’s new addition this year.
Christmas decorations done

 

4. This
This is so me
I have so much to do that I'm going to read

 

5. Car Curling
The video was wild the first time I saw it but it was fabulous after the curling play by play was added.

 

6. Working from home
I was so glad to be able to work from home this week when freezing rain made my windows look like this.
ice coated window

 

7. Muppets
The Carol of the Bells (with Animal)

 

8. This
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook this week and I loved it.
things to remember

 

9. Saltine Toffee Bark
This was the fist time I made this amazing concoction but it won’t be the last.
Saltine Toffee Bark

 

10. My new kitchen rug
This is perfect for the holiday season
reindeer rug

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week November 2016 Edition

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Ten Things, Weekend Update | 8 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week October 2016

Ten Things I Liked This Week November 2016

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week a while ago and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

This ended up being a tough week to find things I liked or made me smile but it was probably good that I had this post in the queue to keep me looking for the good and funny.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. New Christmas Ornamants
The BB-8 is mine. The Hubster is the minions fan in the family
New Christmas Ornaments
2. Howie and his new catnip banana
He’s pretty sure that catnip bananas are the best toys ever invented
Howie and his catnip banana

 

3. This
I wish one of my personalities liked to clean

 

4. Did I mention that The Hubster likes the Minions?
This just makes me laugh. No this will not live inside. It’s going in the front yard after Thanksgiving.
Minion Inflatable Decoration

 

5. This baby koala
It’s kind of ridiculous how many times I’ve watched this video this week.

 

6. Bernie Sanders’ statement
That last paragraph.

Bernie Sanders Statement on Trump

click image for larger image

 

7. Friday’s Sunrise
I was on my bus to work on Friday and could see that the sunrise was spectacular but I wasn’t able to get a photo. Luckily my favorite local photographer came through for me and got this shot. You should check out his 2017 calendar.

 

8. The Barack Obama and Joe Biden Memes
These have been particularly good this week. This was my favorite.
Obama and Joe

 

9. New toys
It was good week for me for deliveries. Both my new phone and my apple watch arrived.
apple watch

 

10. Filmborn
This has quickly become my favorite phone photo app. it’s free. You should get it. Right now it’s only available for iphone but there are plans to release an android version.
Filmborn app

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week October 2016 Edition

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Fun, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 12 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week October 2016

Ten Things I Liked This Week October 2016

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week a while ago and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. This puppy
Clearly celery is confusing

 

2. New TV Shows
We usually don’t pick up new TV shows easily but we’ve really been enjoying Deisgnated Survivor, Timeless and This is Us this season.

 

3. Nora the Polar Bear
She kind of reminds me of Abby.

 

4. This
So true
ampquotwhen-you-kinda-wanna-just-do-it-but-not

 

5. The Last House Payment
We got the statement this week for the final payment on our house. By the end of the month it’ll be all ours.
bigstock-paid-in-full-51921004

 

6. This dog and goose
Best chase ever

 

7. The sunrise earlier this week
This was before the storms blew in
Sunrise over Mt. Hood
 

8. The latest Rogue One trailer
I’m getting excited about this movie

 

9. My Weekend Plans
The combination of an empty calendar and stormy weather made a perfect excuse to spend the weekend doing a lot of reading.
wine and reading

 

10. This
It’s old but still pertinent and cannot be repeated enough
hulksmashtrump2

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Weekend Update – The Ten Things I Liked This Week September 2016 Edition

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Fun, photos, Ten Things, Weekend Update | 10 comments

Ten Things I Liked This Week September 2016

Ten Things I Liked This Week September 2016

I started doing Ten Things I Liked This Week a while ago and it’s definitely become my favorite monthly post. I love adding to my list throughout the week.

Here are ten things I liked this week:

1. A beautiful day for a drive through the countryside
We went to McMinnville on Sunday and it was just gorgeous day
Yamhill County Oregon

 

2. The quail family that lives behind our yard
It’s been fun watching the little ones grow up. They come scurrying through and over the fence a few times a day to eat all the seed the birds drop from the feeders. They don’t even care if we’re on the patio as long as we just stay in our chairs. If we stand up it’s a full on quail panic.

 

3. Ramen Lunch
The ramen place is usually too crowded but a Monday holiday was a good time to get this yummy lunch.
Ramen Lunch
4. This
So true
Redirected vs Rejected

 

5. This corgi puppy
“My new corgi pup is like a potato with legs”

 

6. I feel like this most of the time
I need it on a t-shirt
Too peopley out there

 

7. Yoga dog
This dog could teach classes.

 

8. Yep
This is accurate
never run with scissors

 

9. My fellow jurors
I spent two days this week at the courthouse. I was on a jury for a case that was difficult to hear and decide. I was happy to have a group of fellow jurors who were able to have reasoned, rational, and respectful discussions on difficult topics.
Washington County Courthouse

 

10. Sassymonkey’s kitten
I am head over heels in love with Gunter

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