It’s time once again for some Friday fill-in fun, the perfect way to wrap up the week and kick off the weekend!
From Ann of McGuffy’s Reader:
“The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts!”
And away we go! Here are this week’s statements with my fill-ins:
Week 19: September 16, 2016
1. Something healthy I do daily is try to get my 10,000+ steps in daily. The hubby got me the newer FitBit HR Charge for my birthday last year, and I love it because it tracks steps, stairs, heartrate, miles walked, calories burned, sleep patterns, etc.:
2. Something unhealthy I do daily is drink Vanilla Coke.
Not diet, not Pepsi or regular Coke or anything else – just Vanilla Coke. I can’t do diet, because I’m allergic to any and all artificial sweeteners, which, in the grand scheme of things is a good thing since diet soda is way worse than regular. The hubby hates vanilla, so Vanilla Coke guarantees they won’t disappear willy nilly from the fridge.
On the road to better health, I’m slowly weaning myself off of it, though – I have to have my coffee in the morning, then drink Vanilla Coke in the afternoon. At least I’m down to only two-a-day, which is much better than the way-more-than-I-care-to-admit amount previously…heh.
3. This Summer… went by way too fast! So fast, that we only had a chance to camp on our favorite river in the mountains once. We’re going to plan ahead for next year, though, because camping by this river (click to see the larger image – I finally used my panorama option on my camera):
It’s so relaxing there! We’ve picked out which campsite will be the best one (with plenty of shade for the extra hot days) and are talking about camping for longer than two nights so all the work of setting up the campsite (and breaking it down at the end) will give us more days to actually kick back and relax. Probably not a full week, but definitely a few more days than just a weekend.
4. This Autumn… I’m looking forward to getting the front porch all decked out like I do each year. In PA I had easier access to hay bales and corn stalks (lots of local farms sold them in abundance), so this was my porch there:
This is what I came up with for our porch out here in Washington State:
That was the first fall in our new house (2014) – last year I changed it up a little bit, and added more stuff, but forgot to take pictures. I’ll be sure to take pictures when I get it done this year – typically I decorate the first weekend of October, and keep the decor up until Thanksgiving weekend when I switch it out to Christmas decor.
That’s one of the reasons we don’t carve the pumpkins – so they won’t be Halloween specific, but maybe we’ll do half-and-half so the kids can do some carving. Fall is my favorite season hands down, followed closely by Christmas.
And yes, I go to town on the Christmas decor – not quite Griswold-worthy, though. What’s your favorite season?
That’s a wrap! Hope you join in the fun! Check out the other Friendly Fill-Ins participants and join in if you feel the urge for some fun!