Speaking of getting stuff accomplished, did you realize that today is the 100th day of the year? How was your first 100 days? It just doesn't seem like we should be that far into 2015! So before day 100 is finished, I want to share my Five on Friday with you:
Do you have stacks of book you would like to get rid of? And make some cash? If so, check out BookScouter. BookScouter.com helps you sell your books for the highest price. They compare prices from 60 book-buying websites so you can quickly and easily find who is paying the most for your books. You decide who you want to sell your books to, print the free shipping label and send them on their way. Most vendors pay within 1-3 days of verifying and receiving your shipment. Not a bad way to clean off some shelves AND make some cash.
2. National Grilled Cheese Day
Guess what Sunday is?!? National Grilled Cheese Day! I absolutely LOVE a good grilled cheese. According to Adam Kuban, here's the directions for making perfect grilled cheese sandwich:
Spread just enough butter to cover both sides of each slide of bread. (Yes, both.) Heat a large nonstick pan or griddle over medium. Add bread slices and cook, sliding them around the pan as they cook until an even golden brown on first side, about 2 minutes. Flip the slices over and top one of the two slices with two pieces of cheese. (The cheese should go directly on the cooked side.) Place the other slice of bread on top, forming the sandwich with the cheese and browned sides in the middle, and the still-uncooked sides on the outside.
Cook sandwich, gently swirling around the pan occasionally until the bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook remaining side, gently swirling around the pan occasionally until the remaining side is golden brown, about two minutes longer.
With warmer weather coming, it's time to think about the direction your ceiling fan blades are turning. Most fans go both directions and there's a switch on the side of your fan to change the direction. In the summer, you want the air blowing down. On most fans, that would be counterclockwise or left. If you have the blades turning in the right direction, you should feel a cool breeze when you're standing beneath it.
4. The Longest Ride
The list of movies I want to see is still growing. This week I'm adding another one that's coming out today -- The Longest Ride. I'm such a sucker for anything Nicholas Sparks. Here's the synopsis:
Special shout out today to Kelsey -- her 16th birthday is tomorrow!! Kelsey is my friend Linda's youngest daughter. You might remember Linda's other daughter, Haley, turned 21 this year and I wrote THIS POST and THIS POST to her. Kelsey said something to me when she was 7 that has stuck with me and I'll never forget it. Linda and I had taken her with us to see The Devil Wears Prada (yes, she was young to see that movie but she begged and we said okay). We figured she wouldn't love the movie, but there wouldn't be anything really horrible in it that would scar her for life. As I watched the movie, I remember thinking that my boss wasn't quite as demanding as Miranda Priestly, but my days were pretty fast paced and sometimes the hoops I had to jump through were very similar to those Andrea was playing out on the screen. Kelsey was sitting between Linda and me and about half way through the movie she tugged on my arm. I bent down and she whispered in my ear, "Is this movie ever going to be about something?". Man, was that a wake up call! I whispered back, "I sure hope so.". Ever since that day, I've tried to make each day "be about something". Thanks, Kelsey, for making my life a little bit better each day. Happy 16th birthday! Make each and every day be about something!
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