Friday Five Currently | Week 5
Happy New Year and Happy Black History Month! I made the decision to take January off. I had some personal things that I really needed to focus on. But I’m back and happy to be back. Taking a month gave me the chance to recharge my batteries and to be more present in my home life. Anyways, I hope that your 2018 has gotten off to wonderful start.
Currently, I’m . . .
Regretting | So I’m a person who doesn’t like to have many regrets. And I know the New Year just started but I’m really regretting that I forgot to take pictures on Christmas!! Talk about a total Mom Fail. I snapped all of one picture of the kids opening gifts and it’s not even a good one. Jay did get take video but it’s not the same as taking pictures.
Honestly, Christmas 2017 was just off. I let bad attitudes ruin my Christmas spirit and I hate that I did. Usually, I’m the one taking tons of pictures, editing them and sending them out to everyone afterward. My goal this year is to get back on track. I really want to capture these memories for my children. The silver lining is that the kids both got their most anticipated/wanted – the Thomas & Friends SuperStation for my son and the Barbie Dream House for my daughter.
I really think that Beatrix Potter would have been proud. I love that Sony worked with her estate to create this movie and got lots of feedback and assistance from them. This is a great addition to her legacy.
Jay got the webcam for gaming, the Ever After High Nina Thumbell Doll is for my daughter and the Diesel and Ferdinand trains are for my son. If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas my Amazon Influencer page is always a great place to shop. Plus, you can still order from Amazon and get gifts in time for Valentine’s Day!
Also, because it’s Black History Month, I’m joining the #ReadSoulLit read along. This year our group book is Tar Baby by Toni Morrison. This is one of the Toni Morrison books I haven’t read so I’m glad it was picked. I’m also finishing up Christina C. Jones’ The Truth: His Side, Her Side, and the Truth About Falling in Love. It’s really good. If you need more suggestions for Black reads check out the video below.
So let me know how your 2018 is going. How was your Christmas? Oh, and we did end up getting our snow finally!! It wasn’t a lot but as the saying goes, some is better than none.