January 29, 2021

Friday Night Photos #7

Yay, it's Friday! That doesn't mean a whole lot, other than the fact that the kids don't have to go to school tomorrow. However, I get to post my Friday Night Photos--random pictures that I took throughout the week that I never fit into my blog for whatever reason.

My birthday was on Monday and Jerry gifted me this shirt. I love it!! It's super comfy, too.

I've been doing really well this week getting back into intermittent fasting, and I like to have one good-sized meal followed by a dessert or something that I really look forward to. Banana bread or zucchini bread are favorites. I baked some banana bread and I usually eat it plain, but sometimes I spread some Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter on it. It's delicious!

Eli walked Joey over to my parents' house today, so I took the opportunity to go for a walk by myself. Sometimes it's nice to walk without the dog! I took a different route, one that goes along a busy road (not the one below) and I really don't want to walk Joey on that road. It was peaceful on this road (shown below). I used to run this route often and I miss it.

While I was walking, I saw this package on the ground--dried slices of watermelon! I LOVE watermelon and I have never seen these before. I want to find them--they sound delicious. 

The ones in that package are chewy (according to the package--I didn't look to see if there were any in there, of course!), but my brother has a freeze dryer and I asked him if he could freeze dry watermelon in it. He said he'll pick one up next time he's at the store--I'm excited to see how it turns out! (He made freeze dried ice cream (aka "astronaut ice cream") for me one time--out of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia!--and it was SO heavenly.)

Speaking of ice cream, I had "just one of those days" earlier this week and I let my cravings get the better of me. S'mores ice cream for the win! Although, if you read yesterday's post, you'll see that it wasn't a great idea.

I'm making some progress on my Snow White costume. I finished the dress part (this is a horrible photo taken in my garage). I obviously need to iron it, but I'm still working on the rest. I finished the white collar today and I have to attach the snaps (both to the collar and to the bodice of the dress). After that, I just have to make the cape! (Here is the story of why I'm making this)

Luke stayed the night at my parents' house, and my mom discovered that he locked her out of all the cupboards with rubber bands! Hahaha

I crocheted some more dish scrubbers. The ones that I made a while ago should probably be replaced soon. I LOVE these things! They are the best for washing dishes. I hold a strand of tulle with cotton yarn to crochet them--the tulle is a gentle abrasive and the cotton holds dish soap well. They only take about 30 minutes to make (double layered), and they're pretty mindless.

Ever since I started doing better with my eating (intermittent fasting) I've been feeling good. I have been going to bed at 10:00 the last few nights and waking up naturally at 5:00. I think my body finds seven hours of sleep to be ideal. Hoping for a great weekend. And maybe I'll get the dress totally finished!


  1. Ahh I’m so excited to see how the Snow White dress turns out when it’s finished!

    1. Me too! Hahaha. I have it ALMOST done now. I'm surprised that it fits me now. I thought I'd have to drop a couple of sizes. If I happen to lose weight before Halloween, I'll have to take it in ;)

  2. Hi Katie- Do you think you could post a tutorial for the crocheted dish scrubbers? My mom enjoys crocheting and she's been feeling depressed lately (aren't we all). I think she would love a project like this to occupy her! They look great!

    1. Of course! They are super simple to make, but I'd be happy to write up a pattern :) I completely understand the depressed feeling lately--ugh.

  3. FYI Trader Joe’s has dried watermelon- they call it “watermelon jerky”!

  4. Watermelon has a ton of water. I wonder how long that takes to dehydrate?

  5. You're totally making me want to learn to crochet, with that non-existent time that I have :D The dish scrubber looks amazing though, and it's so much fun to be able to make your own stuff that's reusable instead of disposable rags and stuff.


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