Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - April 14, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Five on Friday - April 14, 2017

Oh my - am I excited about this day!  Good Friday is a holiday at my work so I can spend the day doing the stuff I typically don't get to do at home during the week.  Can't beat that!  First thing I'm going to do today is read some of my favorite blogs.

Speaking of favorite things, here's my five for this week ~

1.  Senior Pass for National Parks
Are you or do you know someone who is 62 years old?  If so, you should STRONGLY encourage them to get their Senior Pass from the National Park Service as soon as possible.  The Senior Pass currently is only $10 for a lifetime pass.  The cost is increasing to $80 this year.  What can you do with a Senior Pass?  You can get into more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies for your lifetime.  The Senior Pass admits the pass owner and up to 3 passengers in a non-commercial vehicle free entrance into some of the most beautiful spots in the world.  Check out their website HERE for all the details.  But don't wait too long - $10 is a lot less than the $80 you'll have to pay when the price goes up!

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2.  Going In Style
Every Monday, a friend of mine at work and I chat about what movies we saw over the weekend.  Last week he saw Going In Style and said it was really cute.  I'm definitely adding it to my want to see list.  Here's what Rotten Tomatoes has to say about it, "Oscar winners Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby"), Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules," "Hannah and Her Sisters") and Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine") team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff's comedy "Going in Style." Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money."

3.  Waterproof Garden Gloves with Fingertip Claws
Spring is here and the height of gardening season will be here very soon.  These gloves look like they would be wonderful for any gardener out there!  What a unique Mother's Day gift!  These allow you to plant and dig without hand tools.  Amazing!  Interested in some?  Click HERE to check them out.

We read this book a while back in book club and, man, it's interesting.  Have you read it?  Later this month HBO is featuring the movie and guess who's starring in it - Oprah Winfrey.  HBO says this, "Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever."  The book was intriguing, but I thought by the end it got a little stale.  It's worth a read though.  It's available on Amazon HERE.

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5.  Chat with my clothes...
My swimsuit told me to go to the gym. But my sweatpants were like, nah girl, you're good. Diet and Fitness Humor, Gym Memes, Fit, Running, Jogging, Cardio, Fitbit, Exercise, Workout, Weight Loss, Fat, Active, Sports, Sweat, Nutrition
Hope you have a very special Easter.  After church, Eric and I will be going to the St. Louis Blues hockey game.  What's on your agenda for the day?  Whatever it is, enjoy your Easter and see you back next week.

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  1. Yay! I'm off work today too for the holiday. I hadn't heard of that movie but it sounds great. I'll have to try and see it. Happy Easter!

  2. We were just discussing that book at book club last night and that we might be choosing it later this year! The movie sounds hilarious, I love all those guys. And yes sweatpants over the gym always!

  3. I cannot wait to get in my garden! The ground is still a bit hard and cold yet but those gloves look amazing!
    That meme is hilarious! I love my jogging pants!!!

  4. Great stuff! To bad my Mom is only 61 that would have been a wonderful deal for her on the parks and such. Though even $80 isn't to terrible. I will have to tell her about that. Those gardening gloves are way to cool!

  5. Thanks for the tip on the senior pass. I let my Dad know. He and my Step Mom travel a lot to different national parks and that will come in handy.

  6. A chat with my clothes makes me laugh. And that movie does look cute - and with a great cast. I'm just not sure if I fit the demographic they were going for but we'll see!

  7. We also read that book for book club. So awesome that it's going to be a movie!!! Love that last quote. Happy Easter Penny!

  8. haha love the clothes quote! So true!

    I'm curious about Going in Style. I like the actors, and I think it looks good!


  9. Those gardening gloves look awesome!

  10. Happy Weekend Penny :)
    That movie looks awesome. Morgan Freeman is one of my fave actors and I'm curious to see how the dynamic is between him and Arkin and Caine. :)
    Enjoy your weekend my dear. Xo