Five Things Friday

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a themed day (like Fitness Friday, Friday Favorites, Five Things Friday or whatever strikes a fancy).

1. It’s SEPTEMBER!  I love the changing of months, the changing of seasons, fresh starts…I even like Mondays! (gasp!)  Even though it doesn’t necessarily *feel* quite like full-on Fall yet (although we have had some very very very nice Fall-like days), technically still being Summer, September signals the onslaught of cozy comfy things: scarves, sweaters, boots, blankets, warm drinks, apples, and pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin.  Most of the day today, this song has been floating through my head:

2. I had my DNA tested (through and then for $5 more got some health info from, and did you know that there’s a gene that apparently some people have where as a child, they have a stronger-than-average ability to detect bitterness?  But then that above-average ability plummets to under-average when they’re adults… hence why brussel sprouts or olives may have been hated as a child but enjoyed as an adult.   ((although, it seems to me that I don’t think I really know of ANY child who enjoys either of those, but it was still something neat to hear)).  Some useful info I found out was that I have 2 copies of the MTHFR gene mutation.  Good thing my XFactor Plus multivitamin has methylated forms of vitamins in it (like folate instead of folic acid)…I can’t believe how many things have folic acid added to it!  I still have a lot of reading to do, as it’s genetic/scientific and I have to take it in pieces to digest, lol.

3.  “Diamonds are a girls best friend”, right?  Well, Anjolee sent me this GORGEOUS ring (*note: the version they made for me is made from cz and silver, and it is so shiny, sparkly, and high quality, that I can’t even imagine if it were real diamonds).



This is from their diamond anniversary rings collection.  The exact one I picked is the “Delightful Diamond Anniversary ring” (there are sooo many choices).

It is truly so much prettier in person – I took a lot of photos trying to get the sparkle to come across, and it just doesn’t come across like it does in real life.  I don’t know if it was a problem with their size chart, or if it was a problem with how it printed out for me, but there was a big difference for me from the rings I currently have and what the size chart said I should get (again, maybe it was my printer or user error on my part, but just something to be aware of if it is way off for you).  So I ended up deciding to get what my gut was telling me, what I have in other rings.  So I got a size 6 and it fits perfectly.  It’s actually so perfect because it fits my ring finger of both hands (the left a little loose but not falling-off loose), and then it also fits the middle finger of left hand nicely and my pointer pretty snug.  So it offers variety.

At first I was like, “Is this too blingy?”  Like somehow it would be okay for a married woman to wear the bling, but not a single woman.  Eek, lol!  I got over that feeling quickly though, because you don’t have to be married to wear a nice pretty ring, despite the “anniversary” name.  If you love it, wear it!  I’ve been wearing it all the time, not just for dressing up events.

4.  Do you sleep with a fan on or white noise?  I have (miraculously) made it through the whole summer without using air conditioning, just a fan.  So now that the weather is turning cooler at nights, I’m wondering if my use the fan is more of wanting it to actually blow cool air on me or more of the noise or habit of it.  Just random ponderings.

5.   This is the Labor Day Weekend.  Any plans?  I have a few things I want to do, one of which is to write a poem.  I am praying and hoping the words come to me because it is for a dear lady who has asked me to write something for a project she is doing.  It has been a long while since I’ve written poetry, and I’m feeling both a bit unfit for the severity/importance I feel it is, but yet, I am honored and humbled to give it a go.  So that’s my one big thing I would like to accomplish over the weekend.

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