My Five Things – Part 2

As I shared yesterday, I discovered a fun pandemic-related blog topic going around called “My Five Things.” I started playing with the idea and got a little carried away, hence two posts.

I’d love to read your five things, fun ways you are staying sane during these unusual days. If you’re a blogger, tag me. If you’re not a blogger, leave a Five Things list in the comments. Let’s play!

5 Things New to My Life Since Quarantine
Anxiety (related: Headspace – offering a free year for those unemployed due to the pandemic)
At-home yoga with the Down Dog app (purchase includes customizable workouts + HIIT, Barre, and 7-minute total body workouts)
SoundCloud, particularly 2F Big Bootie Mixes, upbeat dance mixes long enough to make my dog walks (almost) commercial free
Take-out food from local restaurants on a regular basis
I joined a writing group

5 Bands/Musicians I Listen to on Repeat
U2
Mumford & Sons
Judah & The Lion
Indigo Girls
David Crowder

5 Books I’ve Just Read
I’d Give Anything by Marisa de los Santos
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Daily Rituals edited with text by Mason Currey
Radical Compassion by Tara Brach (almost done)

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5 Books in My To-Read Queue
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Beach Read by Emily Henry
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5 things I Want to Do When the World Feels Safe Again
Take the dogs to the beach for a long walk (repeat as often as possible)
Hug friends
Gather with others – at church, a movie, a concert
Camping
Explore a new neighborhood, a new city, or a new country – or all three

My Five Things – Part 1

The other day I discovered a post by Rebecca Goes Rendezvous called “My Five Things.” Following the links, I realized that other bloggers had also posted their Five Things lists. I thought I’d try my hand.

I’m breaking this post into two parts because I had so much fun with it that it got a little long. If you’re a blogger, I’d love to see your Five Things. If you’re not a blogger, leave a Five Things list in the comments.

5 Things Getting Me Through Quarantine
My amazing husband who has done all our grocery shopping for 11 weeks
My Kindle and the online library system
Stretchy-comfy clothes
Writing
Limiting social media exposure

5 Things Making Me Happy
Painted rocks adding whimsy to my neighborhood walks
Painting my nails – completely unnecessary, but lasts longer than make up
Creative cooking – check out my 5 Recipes on Repeat
My blooming rose bushes and cut flowers in vases everywhere
School done and summer arrives for my high schooler tomorrow – hallelujah!IMG_7665

5 Topics I Blog About
Spiritual formation/Bible studies
Books
Vegetarian cooking
Parenting adolescents/young adults
Creativity

5 Pictures You’ll See on My Instagram Feed
Flowers
Dogs/Pets
Something related to my most recent blog post
Food
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5 TV Shows I’m Bingeing/Watching
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) – also an excellent book (please note: as an Amazon associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases)
Upload (Amazon Prime)
The Big Flower Fight (Netflix)
Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food Network)
Snowpiercer (TNT)

Alrighty, now it’s your turn!

Cover Image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay