Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - November 11, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Five on Friday - November 11, 2022

Happy Friday!  I was starting to think the weekend would never get here!  Did the time change affect your week?  This getting dark at 5:00 pm is something I don't think I'll ever get used to.  I am used to sharing my five on Fridays, so here goes ~

1.  Veterans Day
Happy Veterans Day to all the military veterans who have served in the US Armed Forces.  Wonder why we celebrate on November 11?  National Day Calendar states, "The observance reflects the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany took effect."  

2.  Season 5 of Yellowstone
It's back - Yellowstone Season 5 starts Sunday on Paramount Network!  I can't wait to see what the Duttons have for us this season.  We can look forward to 14 episodes this season that is split into two parts.  Sunday's episode will start with the first 7 episodes and will be two hours long.  I know where I'll be Sunday night.  

Joanna Gaines can add an author to her long list of accomplishments.  On Tuesday, her memoir was released.  Here's the summary from Amazon ~
Star of Fixer Upper and New York Times bestselling author, Joanna grew up in a multiracial family, the product of a unique and beautiful love story between her Korean mother and her American father. Experiencing regular teasing as a child because of what made her different, it wasn’t until later in life that she started to see those differences as the most beautiful part of her story.

From stories that brought shame and her soul’s deepest insecurities to the page to stories about healing and hope and having just a little bit more fun, join Joanna as she journeys through the years of becoming a wife, mother of five, and business owner—looking back to mend what’s broken and gain clarity in places that are cloudy so she can look forward with grateful and certain eyes, believing that every chapter has its purpose. The Stories We Tell reminds us that every piece of our story matters to who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.

"This book is not an autobiography. I still have too much to learn and discover about myself, and I feel as though I am only halfway there. This book also is not a how-to, because I certainly don’t have all the answers. What I hope this book is for you is an invitation to come as you are. To join me, with a vulnerable and open heart, as we connect the chapters of our life stories, and figure out where we go next, learning to move forward from within.

The only way to break free was to rewrite my story. Because something would happen every time my pen stopped: it was like my soul was coming back to my body. Like the deepest parts of me that got knocked around and drowned out by all the crap I let the world convince me about who I was came back to the surface. And what was left was only what was real and true. I was, finally, standing in the fullness of my story. I felt hopeful. I felt full. Our story may crack us open, but it also pieces us back together. I’m grateful to have found truth on the other side of lies. Vulnerability on the other side of fear. Empathy on the other side of pain. This is how I know that every season has a purpose, and that holding, even when it leads to letting go, is what clues us into the bigger story being told."

If you read my post from Thursday, you've already heard me say how much fun this game is to play.  We played with friends last weekend and it quickly went on my wish list.  I'm hoping Eric took all the hints about me wanting it and gets it for me for my birthday (hint, hint).  It's super easy to learn and up to 8 people can play.  To play, you simply roll the dice, match them to cards on the table, and win points. But watch out for canny players looking to steal the card you are after!  It would be the perfect game to have on hand during the upcoming holidays.  

5.  Current situation...

Have a great weekend!  The temperature here is supposed to plummet, so we'll probably be spending most of the weekend inside watching The Crown.  I'm going out with friends tonight, which is always a great way to start the weekend!  Pop in next week to see what other things we did.


  1. Cannot wait til Sunday!!! Team Dutton all the way.

  2. We need to give Yellowstone a go again. I think we watched maybe one season of it and then baseball season commenced or life got in the way or something. We are really struggling to find something worth watching so I will suggest we revisit Yellowstone. I just hate the way we have to wait so long between seasons on some shows. I completely forget the story line and the characters' names.

    We started The Crown, too. Need to go back to it. Can you tell we are all over the place with our TV viewing?

    Temps have dropped here and I am happy to be able to wear my sweaters and tights without smothering when I do so. Just brought all of my plants in because we have our first frost in the forecast. Stay warm!!