I’m sharing a few things that have made me happy from the past week. They include the last season of a show I’ve been enjoying, a new to me service I’ve used a few times, and a really good book. Read on to find out my Friday favorites.

Another week is over and done and the weekend is here! Things are still feeling very different in my part of the world. But this past week has felt like the most “new normal” one yet. I think part of it is because social distancing and the new ways of doing things are becoming more habit now. If I have to leave the house to pick up my grocery order I make sure I have a mask and hand sanitizer with me. I’ve been doing at home workouts instead of going to the gym. Some restrictions were lifted in my province, but quite a few still remain in my city because it’s a hot spot still.

Once again, I’m so grateful for the essential workers out there, making sure people are being cared for in health care settings, making sure we have access to food, and doing all of the other things that need to be done everyday. Your hard work is so, so appreciated. Thank you.

Today I’m sharing a few things that I’ve enjoyed this week. It seems kind of silly sometimes to highlight the little things that make me happy or bring me joy. Sometimes you have to focus on the good when there’s so much else going on in the world.

Season 8 of Homeland

I just recently finished watching the first 7 seasons of Homeland on Netflix. It took me a couple months to finish the first season. I got hooked by the end of the second season and I binge watched the rest of it. Admittedly I was a bit bummed when I saw that season 8 wasn’t on Netflix yet. I decided to cave and buy it though so that I could finish it off and enjoy the last season while the rest of the series was still fresh in my mind. I’m two episodes in and I’m really enjoying it.

Even though I went through seasons 2 to 7 really quick, I’m trying to enjoy season 8 for as long as I can and only watch one episode per day. It’s tough to do but I’ll be so sad when it’s all over because I really enjoyed Homeland. It’s one of those shows that you get sucked into with the characters and story lines. If you’re looking for a new binge worthy show to watch make sure you add Homeland to your list.

Grocery order pick up

I’ve used a grocery order pick up service a couple times now. I was a bit skeptical about how well it would work, but to be honest it’s been better than I expected it to be.

With the stores near me you either use their website or app to add things to your cart, select a window to pick up your order, and then show up at your time to one of the designated parking spots. I’ve been very lucky that I’ve only had to wait 2 days or less for a pick up time. I know it’s been longer in other places. Once I show up I call the store to let them know that I’m there. I’ve also checked in on the app and within a few minutes an employee is bringing out my order. I have my trunk open and they load the groceries right in. Once they head back to the store I can close the trunk door and I’m on my way.

If something I had in my order isn’t available at the store then they email me to let me know. It’s only after the order is picked and they know what they have that they charge my credit card. For anything that they didn’t have in store, I’m not charged for.

The last time I ordered I decided to get some produce. I was a bit nervous about it, but for the most part it went pretty well. If you’re feeling hesitant to try getting fresh food with order pick up I would encourage you to give it a try. It was well worth it for me to avoid a trip to the grocery store. Even if it would have been a small/short trip there just to get produce. I figure the fewer people in the stores, the better it is for everyone.

Between Sisters

I started reading a new book a few days ago and I’m already really enjoying it. Between Sisters (affiliate link) by Kristin Hannah was recommended to me by someone on Instagram. I can’t remember who it was, but if it was you, thank you!

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

We all make mistakes, but for Meghann Dontess the terrible choice she made some years ago cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Meghann is now a highly successful attorney, and has put all thoughts of love completely behind her – until she meets the one man who believes he can change her mind.

Claire has fallen in love for the first time in her life, and as her wedding day approaches she prepares to face her strong-willed older sister. Reunited after two decades, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

If you’re looking for a few books to read, make sure you check out my books page. I share all of the books that I’ve liked over there.

What was a favorite thing of yours from the past week? Tell me about one of your Friday favorites in the comments below.

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Friday Favorites: Final Season + A Convenient Service
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