^I'm linking up with these blogs for Five on Friday & Friday Favorites.^
Five on Friday:
1. Hip Bursitis
Within the past month and a half, I've been diagnosed with left hip bursitis. I have been having pain in my left hip for the majority of this year and after visiting my regular doctor, he sent me to an orthopedic doctor where I had X-rays and was given the diagnosis. I'm currently doing 3 days a week of physical therapy until the second to last week of July. I'm still in a lot of pain but therapy has been going well. I always have exercises that I do at home that my PT gave me to do. Unfortunately, my doctors didn't want me working this Summer because of this and because of the fact that I have to go to PT three times a week so I had to regretfully leave my Summer job which I was loving.
2. The Graduates
Tomorrow my niece and God-daughter, O, graduates from elementary school. Her elementary school goes through 6th grade so tomorrow she will be graduating and in September she will be heading into middle school (time sure does fly by!) and 7th grade. During one of my trips back home to visit, when O was little, I remember she was taking a nap when I first got to my sister's house, and when she woke up, I went up to get her out of her crib and I go in her home and she sees that it's me, and she breaks into this hug smile and raises her arms up in the air because she wanted me to pick her up. My nephew, J, graduates next week from elementary school. He will be leaving 5th grade and elementary school behind and going into 6th grade in September. J and I were on Facetime together last week and he kept saying how much he misses me. I told him that I missed him more because the aunt always misses the nephew/niece more than the nephew/niece misses the aunt and he said that's not true. It's crazy to see how grown up my nephews and nieces are getting and how fast time is flying by. Being an aunt is sincerely my greatest joy and nothing else compares to it.
3. David Wright Article
I couldn't help but start to cry while reading this great article about David Wright. I sure do miss seeing him playing every day for the New York Mets.
4. Book Recommendation
I recently read a great book. It's called Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck. I found the book randomly at a book store by my house called Book Warehouse. It was less than $8 and it was a hardcover book. It was such a great story and now I can't wait to get my hands on the second book, Becoming Ellen.
5. Quotes & Funnies
Credit: This Site
Credit: This Site
Coco Shea Cucumber Aloe Gel Lotion
I purchased this product in the beginning of Spring and I knew I had to include it as a favorite. It's from a new line of products that is sold at Bath & Body Works. It's one of my favorite lotions to date and it's especially nice for the Summer months as the aloe gel in the formula has a cooling effect when you apply it to your skin. I definitely recommend it.
Credit: This Article
Favorite Book I've Read (so far) This Year:
^This is a great mystery novel and I read this while I was on vacation in Turks & Caicos. I never really liked reading mystery novels until a few years ago. I had watched a great Lifetime movie and found out that it was based on a book. It was actually based on the first novel in a series as I came to found out. I was sucked into the book just like I was the movie and I have know read and own all of the books in the series. It's an Amish mystery series by Linda Castillo. The main character is Kate Burkholder and the series is called The Kate Burkholder Series. The 9th novel in the series comes out next month and I'm so excited. Since I found myself loving this mystery series so much, I have been reading more mystery books. I really enjoy them! Here is a little more about, The Girl Before, from the book's page on the Amazon website: "In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception." I highly recommend checking this novel out especially if you love a good mystery.
I've been listening to a lot of country music and also I'm listening to Ed Sheeran a lot as well. I'm listening to all of my favorite country singers and groups and I'm also loving the new singer Brett Young and his self-titled album.
Here are some songs I'm loving lately:
Craving You -Thomas Rhett & Maren Morris
Suitcase -Steve Moakler
Hurricane -Luke Combs
Home To Me -Sarah Darling
Lights Down Low -Jessie James Decker
Barefoot & Crazy -Jack Ingram
Think Of You -Chris Young & Cassadee Pope
What artists/songs/albums have you all been enjoying?