5 on a Friday: Whew!

5 on a Friday Whew

(hahah, I know it’s still Thursday. But I hit ‘publish’ early. Ahh well, this will all still be here tomorrow!)

1- It has been A Week, as previously noted. And not for any specific reason, really. I do feel a bit better after revising my expectations for the rest of the month. AND, next week I am off to Michigan for a few days! Cannot wait.

If this below forecast comes true, I will be in actual heaven. (I can still wear shorts, right? Shorts + tech long sleeve layered over tank? I have a really old one I could just ditch mid-race if needed.)

I guess (know) it’s too early to plan. But wow. I have hope now! So exciting. TAPER seems to be happening but honesty it’s so similar to what I was running the last few weeks (and it is SO BLAZING HOT all of the sudden) I haven’t really noticed.

5 on a Friday Whew

2- The Summer Reading Guide is OUT!! I have a few books from the library right now (Still Life by Louise Penny, Reign from the American Royals series, plus The Sicilian Inheritance which I bought) but I’m trying to decide if I want to just dive head first into the Modern Mrs. Darcy summer reading list instead. In past years, I have gotten through a nice chunk of Anne’s recommended titles – one year something like 15!? LOTS of this year’s books look enticing to me! You can purchase her full guide here or check out her minimalist guide for free! (You can also get access by joining her book club or Patreon!)

3- BLAZERS. I don’t really think it’s blazer shopping season but I kind of want one anyway. (I also want the summer Marine Layer catalog in its entirety, those designers GET ME.) I loved the Real Life Style comprehensive blazer post here. Considering one of the J. Crew or Nic + Zoe options.

4- I received a few requests to share the EC layout I raved about in a prior episode! Here it is:

5 on a Friday Whew
There is also a column on the left of Monday to list tasks for the week – next time I’ll include that too, this time I was just kind of playing!
Organization here is hard landscape events on the top box, tasks in the middle, kid stuff in row 3, and dinners/workouts in the bottom shaded portion.

This is the vertical weekly version of their weekly LifePlanner. I am not an affiliate but I do have a link that gives me a small commission if used – so feel free to use this if you’d like!


  • Josh call
  • LAST long run (easy pace; will try to avoid getting psyched out by the fact that running 9 minute pace in current conditions feels like I am racing)
  • Tennis / gymnastics
  • Probably some pool time
  • No soccer games!
  • C just got his braces off so he probably wants to eat Starburst all weekend . . .

G is taking a break from piano and I am . . . rather excited to have an uninterrupted Saturday afternoon to just chill. My goal is a NAP-AND-READING-heavy weekend.

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