Welcome Back to another Friday Five! Can I get a heck yeah it’s Friday???
This week has officially kicked my butt so if Friday had a face, I would gladly kiss it. I don’t know if y’all remember but I mentioned last week how I went from part time to full time at my job. So anyway, let’s just say that it’s going to take awhile to get used to working these hours again. I have Hypothyroidism and evidently my medication is no longer working on me so last week i was switched to a different type. I am hoping and praying that my body likes this new one and starts responding to it right away because I have been miserable for the past few months. In case you don’t know much about Hypothyroidism or what it means, it is basically when your thyroid is abnormally slow or low so it doesn’t produce enough of certain of certain important hormones that your body needs. It can totally wreck havoc in your body and life. Some of the side effects that I have experienced most of my adult life are: Weight gain and/or problems losing weight, infertility, joint pain, headaches, Hair Loss, extreme fatigue, heavy or missing menstrual cycles, dry skin, arthritis, brain fog and dizziness. YUP all of those issues just from one tiny gland not working properly in my body. Lately I have been really struggling with the extreme fatigue and trying to loose weight is almost like a joke. So I am really hopeful that this new medication I am on will work for me. FINGERS CROSSED!
One of my favorite Youtubers lately is Samantha Riley https://www.youtube.com/user/SammysMakeupCorner
She is beautiful and intelligent, funny as hell and really down to earth. I think I love her so much because she represents the average, everyday woman to me. (I mean that as a total compliment) even though it may have not sounded like it. What I mean is that she isn’t one of those girls who seems so perfect that she almost seems unreal (Like a Kim Or Kylie, Jaclyn Hill, etc.) Samantha maintains a real day job and still does Youtube like a pro. She films hauls, and does Get Ready With Me videos, as well as unboxings and random vlogs. But my favorite thing about her is that she is REAL and doesn’t try to be something that she is not. And unfortunately that is rare now days on Youtube. So if you are looking for a new Youtuber to watch I would highly recommend checking her out.
Last weekend my husband and I went to one of our favorite spots under the bridge in Destin at Crab Island and we could not believe all of the water bottles, and soda and beer cans that were left behind in the sand, when there are trashcans right by the parking area when you leave. It saddens me to think how many people want to come here to enjoy the gorgeous beaches but then don’t even care enough to keep it clean for the future. One thing I saw when we left that afternoon made me absolutely LIVID though. As we were leaving, I looked down and saw a bloody tampon right in the sand only a few feet from where a toddler was playing on a blanket. What if that little girl had picked that up and put it in her mouth? Whoever did that should be ashamed of themselves. I went to my jeep and grabbed a plastic bag to pick it up in so I could safely remove it from the beach. But sadly stories like this pop up almost weekly here in local Facebook groups and pages. You would not believe the amount of trash and things that people leave behind due to either pure laziness or from being overly intoxicated.
Who’s Ready for Fall? I have always been a Summer girl but I think the older I get, the more appreciative I am of Fall. I cannot wait for the weather to cool off so that I can cut off the air conditioning and just open up the windows. I am also looking forward to Apple Cinnamon and Caramel scented everything. I am NOT a fan of Pumpkin spice, (I know, I know, how am I even a girl?) But it’s just not my fave. I mean I do like the Pumpkin cupcake scent from Bath and Body Works, but you will never find me drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes or eating Pumpkin pie. But, give me all the caramel apples please!
My best friend and her eldest daughter were in a really bad car wreck this week and she completely totaled her car. But thank God they are both okay and only bruised and a little sore. I am so thankful that they are okay! One of the officers who responded to the scene said that they were both lucky to be alive. It’s moments and times like this that make us all realize and appreciate how truly precious life is.
Well, that’s my five…. I hope you all have had a wonderful week!
Let the weekending begin!