My schedule at work was all over the place this week, and I'm staying late again tonight to give a big presentation! Luckily I got to go home early yesterday, go for a long walk with Samson, and actually cook dinner for the first time in a week. (I made this, one of our favorites that has totally made it into the binder, but halfway through realized our Worcestershire sauce had expired. For pretty much the first time in my life I stayed calm and came up with my own substitution: 1 teaspoon of barbecue sauce and 1 teaspoon of gluten-free tamari. It tasted the same!)
I'm running a ton of errands tonight (is anybody else really into that?), and volunteering for the AIDS Walk put on by the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts all day tomorrow. A few friends are coming over tomorrow night to celebrate my birthday, and hopefully we'll find some time for apple-picking on Sunday.
What are you looking forward to about this weekend?
Links I've been loving lately...
11 terrible therapy sessions with Dove chocolate wrappers (this made me laugh)
Where to buy the best party accoutrements
26 songs to cheer you up immediately (although I always go with '90s Pop Radio on Pandora)
DIY craft ideas from kits
22 of the funniest Twitter reactions to the "Breaking Bad" finale (spoiler alert!)
Did you watch "SNL" last weekend? This was definitely my favorite skit.
I love this video about felt-making in Nepal.
Meet the 11 women who won MacArthur genius grants this year.
One designer decided to stop texting and instead send photos of handwritten calligraphy notes
My dream house would be full of window seats
The 44 best pictures of scared bros at a haunted house (cracking me up!)
The cutest interspecies friendships
UK residents can buy solar panels at Ikea
Vintage Halloween finds
10 DIY ideas for soup cans (I really like the planters)
Wow! This guy planned his girlfriend's dream wedding thanks to her Pinterest boards
6 tricks to stay healthy if you stare at a computer screen all day
The photographs taken with Kodak's first commercial camera are now 125 years old
5 personal finance books you need to read in your 20's (can't wait to pick up a few of these!)