Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - February 24, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Five on Friday - February 24, 2017

Let's hear it for the weekend!!  Today is kind of a monumental day for me.  It's the last day at my current job ~ the job I've held for over 20 years.  Monday I'll be moving across the hall and working for a new boss and a different department.  The change is both exciting and terrifying all at the same time!  Wish me luck!

Before I head off to work, check out my five for this week ~

1.  Oscars are Sunday!
The anticipation is growing and we don't have much longer to wait to see who will be taking home the golden statues.  The Oscars are this Sunday!  E! News is starting their countdown coverage at 1:30 pm ET.  I'm hoping before Jimmy Kimmel begins his monologue I will have seen all nine best picture nominated films.  Only two more to go!  Will you be watching?

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2.  Kusmi Tea - Imperial Label
I found a new tea love this week ~ Kusmi Tea - Imperial Label.  Here's the product description from Amazon:  "Imperial Label is a Sencha green tea from China combined with orange, cinnamon, liquorice root, and sea buckthorn berries. Kusmi Tea's Imperial Label takes its inspiration from a traditional Russian drink served since the 12th century and drunk as a remedy against the harsh winter conditions. Imperial Label is a comforting, healthy drink which contains sea buckthorn berries, rich in fatty acids that are extremely good for the skin. Sencha green tea is also famous for its high antioxidant levels. This unique blend boasts orange and cinnamon notes, the sweetness of licorice root, and the delicate yet distinctive taste of lemon and sea buckthorn. A hint of vanilla adds balance to the blend.  Delicious as iced tea on hot summer days!  Ideal for afternoon or as a dessert tea!"  I've only experienced it hot, but definitely going to keep it in mind this summer when I'm drinking more iced tea.

Kusmi tea imperial label 4.4 oz.

3.  The Shack
We read The Shack several years ago for book club and I am so excited that the movie is coming out next week.  If you like to read the book before seeing the movie, you might want to grab a copy and read up.  It was a book I had a hard time putting down.  I might read it again just to refresh my memory of the details.  Here's the synopsis from Amazon:  "Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever."

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4.  Asian Chopped Salad
I picked up this Asian Chopped Salad at our Sam's store this week and we loved it! There's lots of good stuff packed in this bag - savoy, green cabbage, carrots, celery, green onions, toasted slivered almonds and crisp wonton noodles.  The tangy yet sweet sesame ginger dressing tops it off perfectly.  Next time I might add in some chicken and call it a meal!  

5.  Yep, this is me...Funny Pictures Of The Day – 38 Pics:

Hope you have a great weekend!  I'm going to hang out with some work friends tonight and Eric and I are going to see Lion tomorrow morning.  We're also excited to be having dinner with Ian and Kayla tomorrow night.  Then Sunday is book club and the Oscars.  With some luck, I'll be back on Monday to give you a complete rundown of the weekend.  See you soon!

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  1. Oh my gosh, that last one is SO ME. I giggled when I read it.
    Also, I LOVE those pre-packaged chopped salads. I use them as a base and add a few other ingredients in and it makes dinner come together so quickly!

  2. That last one made me laugh out loud ha! And the Oscars always sneak up on me!

  3. Haha oh my goodness! That last one is so me. Happy Friday!

  4. Congrats on the job change! You'll do awesome :)

  5. That book looks amazing! Thanks for sharing--will have to look for it. Hope you enjoy the Oscars... I'm planning on watching, too (though I really need to catch up on my movies!!).


  6. Tea and a good book sounds great right now, congratulations on the new job and good luck!

  7. I cannot wait for the Oscars!
    That salad looks amazing!
    Congratulations on the new job! Good luck! How exciting! I'm sure it will be amazing!

  8. Although change can be challenging and fear of the unknown can be terrifying, but I find stepping outside of our comfort zones once in awhile always yields positive. Good luck, I hope it is equally fun but challenging work for you. :) COngrats Penny and have a great weekend!

  9. Would love to know your thoughts on the Oscars... like, where to even begin, right??

  10. I bought some of that Asian Chopped Salad at Sam's too, and really liked it. I've purchased it three times since. I don't watch the Oscars. I keep hearing good things about The Shack. I may need to see about purchasing the book. Congrats on the new job change.

  11. What did you think of the big mixup at the Oscars?! I had just read an article right before the ceremony talking about what PwC does while counting the votes to PREVENT something like that from happening.

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!