high five friday

Last week, I found a link party over at From My Grey Desk, called High Five for Friday where you share five things “that make you go hmmm”, no wait, wrong era, wrong platform.  You share five things that you’re enjoying in life.

So, here’s my “high five” for Friday.

1.  Routinely finding myself falling asleep with a smile of contentment on my face.  Are things perfect?  No. But I certainly can’t complain, and I’m just so grateful for what I do have.  The rest just doesn’t matter.

2.  Curling up with a soft, fuzzy blanket in a pillowy leather chair to read a good book.  I’m currently reading 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie McComber.

3.  Iced tea.  Sweetened, of course.  It’s my favorite beverage.  Not to be confused with my favorite soda, Dr. Pepper.  Apples and oranges, ya know.

4.  Having a rich cultural heritage.  I’m a born and raised, 3rd generation Texan.  I love that we have our own tell-tale drawl, and that we’re “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” kinda folks.  I love that Texan’s don’t back down from a challenge.  My heritage explains a whole lot about my feisty, stubborn character.   😉  I have a great appreciation for the combination of southern social graces and southwestern flare that is Texas culture.  I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that, as cliche as it sounds, I’m proud to be a Texan.

5. Home cooked meals.  Cooking for my family is one of the most satisfying things I do.  I love the creative process.  I love serving a hot meal that has been prepared by my hands.  I love using my kitchen.  My home most feels like a home when I’m cooking.  It doesn’t get better than that.

What are you enjoying right now?

Until next time,



  1. Sharon I enjoyed this post.


  2. You just made my morning. So glad you enjoyed it.
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  3. What a great post to make ya smile mid-afternoon 🙂

  4. thank you! I love the idea of making someone smile…so glad you shared that with me.

  5. I enjoy reading a good book, being creative, and spending time with my family!!
    Good inspiration today to get us thinking!!

  6. we have a lot in common!

  7. I am enjoying our gORGEOUS weather right now. 5 days of low 80’s and no humidity! Perfect for eating outside and listening to the birds. Next week it is soaring to the high 90’s so I have to enjoy every minute of this now. Loved your list.

  8. low 80’s and no humidity sounds delightful…and i enjoy dining outside too.

  9. I love the new look Sharon!!! beautiful!!

  10. Thank you, Karah. I’m so glad you like it.

  11. Home cooked meals really are the best- but they definitely don’t help my waist line (oh, and add being a first year teacher into the mix, which makes matters even worse).

    I hope you have a great week!

  12. Congratulations on your first year of teaching! And, I’m all too familiar with how the hectic schedule of the school year works against the waistline.


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