Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - March 1, 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Five on Friday - March 1, 2024

Happy Friday friends!  Did you make the most of leap day yesterday?  Now it's time to welcome in March.  Let's kick off the month with Five on Friday ~

1.  Dirt Cake Oreos
A new flavor of Oreos is hitting the shelves soon so be on the lookout.  The Dirt Cake Oreo features a chocolate cookie filled with a layer of brownie-flavored creme and a layer of chocolate creme mixed with Oreo crumbs.  On the top, you'll find multicolored gummy worm-inspired sprinkles.  Does it get any better than that?

2.  Dune:  Part Two
Sure to be a box office hit, Dune:  Part Two opens this weekend.  Do you have tickets already?  Here's the summary ~
"Dune: Part Two" will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
Our weather was all over the place this week.  In one day, we had a 40-degree swing in the temperature.  The day it was 79 degrees, I got excited about putting away my winter sweaters and went looking on Amazon for a lighter-weight dress for work thinking it was going to be spring soon.  Found one!  This one is reasonably priced and as cute in real life as in the picture.  It also will travel well on a couple upcoming trips I have.  Now I'm ready for when the weather warms up a tad!

Anna Quindlen's newest book was released this week and it sounds intriguing.  Definitely going on my TBR read.  Here's the summary ~
When Annie Brown dies suddenly, her husband, her children, and her closest friend are left to find a way forward without the woman who has been the lynchpin of all their lives. Bill is overwhelmed without his beloved wife, and Annemarie wrestles with the bad habits her best friend had helped her overcome. And Ali, the eldest of Annie’s children, has to grow up overnight, to care for her younger brothers and even her father and to puzzle out for herself many of the mysteries of adult life.

Over the course of the next year what saves them all is Annie, ever-present in their minds, loving but not sentimental, caring but nobody’s fool, a voice in their heads that is funny and sharp and remarkably clear. The power she has given to those who loved her is the power to go on without her. The lesson they learn is that no one beloved is ever truly gone.

Written in Quindlen’s emotionally resonant voice and with her deep and generous understanding of people, After Annie is about hope, and about the unexpected power of adversity to change us in profound and indelible ways.

5.  Dating these days...

Have a great weekend!  My daughter-in-law and I are going to a Joya event tonight.  I can't wait to see their new jewelry line!  
We are supposed to have great weather on Saturday and Sunday so we need to think of something to do outside.  See you back next week!


  1. Ohh! I will have to look out for those Oreos over here but they don't always send all the good flavours to England. Hmmf.
    My fella is really looking forward to watching Dune 2. I've not even seen the first one.
    Have a great weekend.