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Five for Friday and Fall

It’s Friday ~ Whoop!!  A crazy week filled with travel, airports, meetings, people and … whew … not much personal time or space.  Home again and looking at a busy weekend filled with fun outings ~ Yay!

Here’s my Friday Five:

1  Fall has arrived.  My. Favorite. Season.  The mornings are cool & the days are warm.  We have a saying around here:  winter on top, summer on the bottom.  Meaning you can wear shorts & a hoodie most of the time and be perfectly comfy. But you’d better have a tee-shirt under that hoodie for the hot afternoons. And keep it close for when the sun departs.  Fall!!  Colors.  Temps.  Clear Skies.  Apples. Pumpkins. All of it – I. Love. Fall!

Frankie loved Fall

Frankie loved Fall, too (an Emjayandthem (c) photo) ❤

2  I had to take another personality test for an upcoming (work) conference.  I swear they’re trying to decide if you’re a serf or a serial killer.  Underling or a Gladiator.  The questions are so extreme and some are just stupid.  Your choice of answers include: highly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree or highly agree. Here’s a sample question:  I strive to be accurate.   My answer: highly agree.  Isn’t being accurate the point?  You’re either accurate … or you’re not.  Being close, in most situations, doesn’t count. You can’t sort of explain policy.  You can’t kind of return a phone call.  You can’t sometimes make sure formulas work.  You either do … or you missed the mark entirely.  Geez Louise.   Yeah, they’ll probably deduce I’m a highly accurate Gladiator!

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Is. That. Wrong?

3   At our meetings this week we were asked to introduce ourselves, talk a little about our background and offer up a favorite song, movie and book ~ judging ensued and prizes were awarded.  It was a fun way to get to know the new people in the organization and I was proud that my book choice made it to the final round.  If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Canadian Author Margaret Atwood.  Chilling.

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4  I had a layover in Chicago O’Hare where I enjoyed people watching, airport shopping and … buying new books. 🙂    It’s funny to me how the items for sale in an airport fall into 4 categories 1) luggage related, 2) I’m bored and ooh that’s so very sparkly, 3) books and 4) food.  That’s pretty much it.   I passed up the bedazzled briefcase on wheels, the designer cologne and scooped up 2 bestsellers.  Yes!

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5  I always say this but as much as I love to go~ I love to come home even more. My flight was due to land at 10:30 and I still had to grab my car etc so I texted Hubbs to let him know it’d be 11:30 before I got home and not to wait up.  Sweetest response ever, “I’ll wait up. Be safe”   It’s the little things ❤

 

Happy Friday! Are you also excited for Fall’s arrival?   Do personality tests freak you out?  What’s the most interesting thing you’ve bought in an airport?   If you had to list them – what choices would make it to your top song, book and movie? 

 

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11 thoughts on “Five for Friday and Fall

  1. I too love fall. Many autumns, I’ve picked apples and made lavender applesauce. Not sure about this one yet.

    I’ll be flying home tomorrow and am not quite ready, as Little Man and I have been spending time by the North Atlantic, taking in the sights, sounds, and history of an island I summered on my entire childhood, and lived on during my early 20’s. Leaving here is always hard.

    • Ooh homemade applesauce. I love apple butter, delish! Aww you are flying home and leaving summer behind. Wishing you comfort and peace on your journey home xxoo MJ

  2. When I worked I had more personality tests than Carter has liver pills (gosh, that’s an old saying, isn’t it!). I’m the color red. I forget my Myers Briggs letters but it’s equivalent to red. I’m always in the same upper corner quadrant. Tests are all similar with different descriptives. It was so exciting the first I did one (back in the early 80s). By now, if I don’t know who I am, I’m in deep doodoo. Have a great weekend Gladiator!

  3. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Fall is my favorite too! The colors, smells, decorations and rides out into the country to look at the leaves. By the way, your tree colors are beautiful. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Isn’t that tree the prettiest? That’s at our last house, I will miss seeing its colors this year. It’s a VERY large burning bush. I have all the windows open today and am enjoying the fresh crisp air permeating the corners of my home 🙂 MJ

  4. Ooooo I love fall. It seems like new beginnings rather than endings as some people think. And, I too love to come home.

    • I agree ~ Fall’s just my favorite. I didn’t realize it until we lived in Texas and there wasn’t really a fall season. I missed it so so much!! MJ

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