Friday Favorites 6/26

It’s Friday!  Hooray!  Here are some favorites from this week:

My family.  I’m off visiting them right now, and it’s so nice to see them again. Definitely not a favorite, but  my grandfather actually passed away yesterday, so I’m glad that I’m around my family right now. He was an incredible man and we will all miss him terribly; it’s been comforting to be around family hearing stories about him. We live two hours away, which isn’t bad at all, but I never get over to see them enough. Being around family is a favorite for sure, especially after losing such an important man in our lives.

Playing my french horn again.  It’s been a long time, and I’m out of shape, but I’ve been playing in a local community band and I love the laid back atmosphere.  It feels good to play again.

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The Simple Dollar– This is my favorite personal finance blog.  There are several writers, and there’s always something new to read and learn about.

Researching graduate programs.  I’m thinking either a bachelor in music therapy or a masters in some type of education.  The bachelor would offer more job opportunities, but I don’t know that I could teach while I earn the degree.  The masters degree would provide more money in the career I’m already in, but it would be harder to find a job somewhere else if for some reason I left my current position.  It will be a while before I make any decisions, though.  I would like for us to be farther out of debt before I add any new debt.  Also, it’s very possible this is just a quarter life crisis.

Barley Mushroom Risotto– I had some Barley sitting in the pantry, and wasn’t really sure what to do with it in the summer, so I made this on Tuesday.  I felt like it needed salt and pepper (shame on me for not taste testing first- that’s my favorite part of cooking!), but Husband and I both agreed that it was a keeper.

PostModern Jukebox– This Youtube channel has so many covers of popular songs in styles from different decades and genres.

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