Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - July 1, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Five on Friday - July 1, 2022

Happy July!  Thanks for stopping by today to see what's on my five for today ~

1.  The Staircase
We have been watching The Staircase on HBO Max.  What a totally bizarre story!  It's inspired by a true story and explores the life of Michael Peterson (played by Colin Firth).  Michael is accused of killing his wife (played by Toni Collette).  It's quite the twisted tale!  Have you seen this show?

2.  Suspects by Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel's newest novel was released this week.  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty. Founder of a wildly popular online shopping service, she is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world, although she prefers to keep a low profile, especially over the last months. It was a year ago when the unthinkable struck her family, and her husband, industry mogul Matthieu Pasquier, and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom—a nightmare that ended in tragedy.

The case has gone cold, despite evidence linking the crime to Matthieu’s Russian competitors. Theo has reluctantly gone back to work running her company. On the flight to a launch party for one of her highly anticipated pop-up shops in New York City, she crosses paths with high-society networker Pierre de Vaumont. Theo politely invites him to her event—unaware that Pierre has been flagged by the CIA.

Senior supervising CIA operative Mike Andrews investigates Pierre’s suspicious Russian contacts and clears him to enter the country, but when he realizes that Theodora Morgan is on the same flight, he becomes concerned for her safety. Posing as a lawyer, Mike begins a covert mission—starting with Theo’s opening party. When Mike and Theo meet, their connection is instant, but Theo is completely unaware of Mike’s true objective or identity… or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.

3.  Big Cheez-It Tostada and the Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme
The ultimate collaboration is taking place between Taco Bell and Cheez-It.  The two new items on Taco Bell's menu are made with a giant Cheez-It.  Doesn't Cheez-Its make everything better?  The Big Cheez-It Tostada swaps the standard hard shell for a supersized Cheez-It.  The Crunchwrap Supreme is also made with a giant Cheez-It.  I just might have to check these out this weekend! 

4.  National Postal Worker Day
Guess what today is - it's National Postal Worker Day!  Today's the day to say a special thank you to the crew that ensures your mail is safely tucked away in your mailbox day after day.  Approximately 490,000 postal workers across the United States head out each day to get our envelopes and packages to us.  Let's show them a little appreciation today!

5.  Travel tip...

Have a wonderful weekend!  Eric and I will be celebrating this 4th of July at Fair St. Louis.  Sunday and Monday we'll be on the fairgrounds, selling Thelma's Ice Cream Sandwiches.  Eric started working for Thelma's almost a year ago and absolutely loves it!  This will be our first event - wish us luck.  Whatever is on your agenda for this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful time and stay safe.  See you next week.


  1. That fake book cover/comic is hilarious!

    Lauren @

  2. Oh my goodness; that book cover comic is hilarious!!