Friday Free-For-All (Eighteen)

Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind.  This is usually just a great big brain dump, so brace yourselves!

New posting schedule.  Some of you may have already noticed, but I’m going to be backing off on the posting a bit.  With the wedding slowly but surely creeping up on me, and the half looming, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I don’t want to be posting a lot of junk for the sake of having a post every day.  For the foreseeable future, I’ll be on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday posting schedule, so at the very least you’ll be getting Manic Monday training updates, Friday Free-For-All brain dumps, and a little bit of random stuff thrown in.  If the spirit moves me, I may post more often, but no promises.

Tonight is Ladies’ Night!  My friend Emily has a 16 month-old daughter and doesn’t get out much.  We try to have lunch once a week, but her schedule changes often, and I haven’t seen her in a few weeks.  Tonight we are going to get dinner and drink adult beverages and go shopping.  It’s going to be excellent.

I get to see my parents this weekend!  We were supposed to go stay with my parents last weekend, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel at the last minute.  I haven’t seen my dad since the first week of September and I haven’t seen my mom since we went wedding dress shopping, so I’m really excited to see them.  We’re going to have dinner and drinks on Saturday night, and talk about wedding stuff.  Yay!

Today is the last day of my #100HappyDays photo challenge.  I have to say, I’m happy this is ending.  At first, it was pretty effortless and spontaneous.  It was on my mind, it was new and exciting, and I had no trouble finding at least one thing every day to take a photo of (and remembering to post it).  However, as time went on, it was more of a burden than a fun activity.  I started missing days and being annoyed that I “had” to remember to post a photo.  That being said, I sort of enjoyed the challenge too.  Starting January 1, I think I’ll be doing Project 365.  I tried it once and stopped after 5 days, but that was before there was an iPhone app, which I think will make it easier.  Plus, I think it’s a really cool idea to have one picture every day, regardless of whether it’s “happy” or not.  That way, it can be a more accurate reflection of where you were and what you were up to at that time.

Have you ever done an extended photo challenge like #100HappyDays?  How did it go?

What are you up to this weekend?


7 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All (Eighteen)

  1. dgobs says:

    Yay for so many happy things this weekend! I get to see my parents (and some extended family) this weekend too, and I can’t wait 🙂 Other than that nothing exciting for me, which is ok!

    I’ve been cutting back on posting too. Work has gotten crazy and I’ve been working through lunch, which is when I used to do a lot of my blogging. It happens, and I think keeping sanity during wedding planning is more important! 🙂

  2. veryrach says:

    I tried Project 365 at college and it was very fun. It was cool to look back and see something from that day, even if nothing exciting was going on. At the time, I didn’t understand how the app handled a “new year”, and I didn’t want to overwrite everything I did so I stopped using it. They have updated that since then though, so maybe Ill start up again too! I’m going to see my parents this weekend too! Very excited.. its been so long :/

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