the Friday five — link up

Friday, January 18, 2013

Another work week is in the books! Hallelujah! We have a busy weekend ahead of us, but nevertheless... it is a weekend, y'all!

Everything is possible for the person who believes. #lifelessons

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the Sowell life

the Sowell life's Friday five...

1) We veered off our weekly menu this week. I know, I know... I'm just as upset as y'all are. BUT, we didn't want to go to the grocery store to actually "grocery shop" because of all the rain and cold. So we made use of what we had in the house, and I had the Mr stop in and pick up one or two items. And since we didn't have everything we needed for lasagna, we had homemade tacos instead! And since we didn't want to stand on the deck to fry chicken in the freezing cold, we had italian baked chicken.

2) We were suppose to have guests at the house Wednesday and Thursday, but the weather kept them off the roads. And since y'all know how much we love to cook and entertain... yep, we were bummed. Oh well, there's always next month! 

3) I love my job. However, we have one bathroom for the ladies and one for the men. (The owner of course has his on.) This brings a problem when some like to stay and "ponder". So I have an issue... and there's no other way to say it but, it STINKS. There's only so much "covering" up that smell that one can take before it basically makes one want to vomit. (aka, me) And there's only so much "non covering" up of the smell that one can take. (me, again) Now, please understand that I'm not the only one who has issues with this at the office. I bought the Wal-Mart version of the scentsy stuff and placed it in the middle of the office and everyone loved it, but one. I've also bought Poo Pourri and either they don't use it or spray it too many times in the toilet and you almost black out when you walk in from the over kill. My question is, how do y'all deal with this in your office?

4) We saw SNOW yesterday!! This bought out the little kid in the Mr and I. Check out these excited SNOW faces!

And of course, since we see snow, maybe once a year... we stared out the window at Chick Fil A and just watched it coming down during our lunch. I love sharing these fun times with the Mr. Our first ever snow day together can be found here.

After the Mr dropped me off back at work, it REALLY started coming down. And me and the girls went out to play in it at work! Just an FYI... I. LOVE. SNOW.

5) I seriously LOVE snow, and it just might be my favorite topic of this Friday five post! Enjoy more pictures, y'all! The new ride got a nice little snow bath, the trees looked like they had crystals on them, and the little snow accumulation made me smile!

Well, that's the Sowell life's #theFridayfive... ready to link up?! I can't wait to see what y'all are posting about today!

And Happy Weekend y'all!!


  1. That snow picture of you is beautiful!! I love snow too... for about two days. :) When we have tons of it and it gets all piled up in the parking lots and gets dirty and stays there til June, it makes me sad. We haven't had too much this year though!

    I don't have the office potty problem like you since I work in a high school. But we have our share of, ahem, different problems in our bathrooms!

  2. I love love love taco nights, even if they are impromptu.

    Ha hahaha, I posted a version of that ecard on my blog a few weeks back. Seriously. I just get in and out as fast as I can. Maybe leave some matches in there? The sulfur kills the poop smell.

  3. I love the picture of you in the snow! So beautiful! I enjoyed watching it yesterday even though it was gone within the hour.

    Matches in the bathroom are a beautiful thing.

    I love having a menu planned and then laugh when it doesn't work out like I thought.

    I'm sad about your company, but at least you can save your plans for next month!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Beautiful pic Joy! Yeah for Snow Day!

    I love that you and the Mr. get to have frequent lunch dates! Super cute, and another way to spend more time together.

    Can't really help you with the bathroom. My last company was really small, but the ladies had two bathrooms. One was significantly larger that the other. It was an unsaid rule, if you went into the smaller one, you knew what you could walk into. One girl would keep a spare change of shoes at her desk in case someone looked under the stalls to check out who it was!! It doesn't sound like there are many of you. Someone should be polite enough to say - "Give it 10."

    Taco night is every week in our house. It's one think the picky Hubs will eat without getting tired!

    HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you see some sun for the weekend!

  5. I’ve found lighting a match then waving it out and letting the small amount of smoke permeate the air works like charm. I do this at my house as well. Snow just makes me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside—y’all were lucky to get some!

  6. Love the snow! I can definitely see the little kid in your faces! New to the link-up. Thanks! Have put your button on my pinterest page.


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