Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - October 23, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Five on Friday - October 23, 2020

 Happy Friday!  I woke up yesterday and had in my mind it was Friday, not Thursday.  So today is my second Friday of the week.  😏  Since today is the real Friday of the week, here's my five ~

Guess who wrote a book - Matthew McConaughey!  It was released on Tuesday and I'm adding it to my reading list.  I mean, even if I never read it having that beautiful face on the cover to look at would be fine by me!  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.

Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”

So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.

Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.

It’s a love letter. To life.

It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

Good luck.

2.  Lego Advent Sets
Grab 'em while you can!  Lego advent sets go fast so don't let these goodies slip away before you buy the ones you need for the holiday this year.  I so wish I knew about these when Ian was little.  Of course, that's been quite a few years ago so they might not have even existed.  But they definitely exist now, so take advantage of that!  

3.  National Make A Difference Day
Tomorrow is a day we should all try to honor.  It's National Make a Difference Day!  You don't have to win a Nobel Peace Prize to make a difference.  There are so many little things you can do to participate in this day.  Think about donating to a charity, saying a kind word to someone who is struggling, doing something nice for your neighbor.  Give it some thought today and put it in action tomorrow!  Let's all do something to make a difference!

4.  On the Rocks Movie
Eric and I are having a date sometime over the weekend and are watching Bill Murray's new release On the Rocks!  It was released in theaters earlier this month and will be available on Apple TV+ starting today.  The movie is about a New York Woman (played by Rashida Jones) and her impulsive, larger-than-life father (Bill Murray) trying to find out if her husband is having an affair.  Can't wait to watch it!

5.  Safe place....

The weather was a record-breaking 86 degrees on Thursday.  Today the predicted high is 66, then only 51 on Saturday.  Crazy!  If it doesn't rain on Sunday, Eric and I are going to seek out some fall foliage.  I would love to get a picture or two with beautifully colored leaves as the backdrop.  I'll be back on Monday with an update on if we found said backdrop.  Whatever is on your agenda, hope it happens!  

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1 comment:

  1. We had amazingly warm weather yesterday too and while today will be nice it's not nearly as warm as yesterday.