Five Things Friday #23 - Erin's Inside Job

Five Things Friday #23

I hope everyone is ready for the weekend! For me, not having a job right now means that all the days blur together and I have no idea where I am or what time it is.  Since Neil is a responsible adult, however, I do look forward to the weekends because he is free.

This weekend we don’t have much planned; our contractor is doing some work tomorrow and I have CPR/AED training on Sunday.  I already completed the online portion, so that is out of the way.  No matter how many times I get certified (I had to do it for pharmacy), I still don’t know that I would be able to jump into action if the situation warranted it.  Let’s hope no one collapses on my watch.

In typical Friday fashion, I am sharing with you some of my favorite things this week:

1. New Job

Although not monetary in reward, it is a huge trade off for me.  Getting a membership that would otherwise put us in some financial stress in exchange for one day of work is more than fair to me.  I love the diversity of the workouts and the people I have met so far, so I am definitely loving this this week.


2. Christmas Nails

I haven’t wanted to paint my nails during all this moving because I knew they would get destroyed.  Last night while I studied and recuperated I painted them my trusty red but added a bit of Christmas sparkle.

One other thing that I am loving is Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat.  I used to use drying drops by OPI to speed up the drying time, but my mother in law gave me a bottle of this and it works so much faster and without the oiliness of the drops!



3. Our New Home!

There are still random things scattered about, but so far our place is coming together quite nicely.  Our cable and internet issue is solved and I made dinner in our kitchen the other night.  We have a contractor here right now repairing our awesome shelves that ripped out of the wall and working on some other upgrades that we have planned.  Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Here is a view from our bedroom. Unfortunately most of the days have been gray like this since winter is coming, but it’s still a pretty amazing view.  The few days that it was sunny I felt like a vampire and scurried to the shade to find my sunglasses.

IMG_0720.JPG4. Mobile Check Deposit

So I am quite sure that everyone already knows about this, but I did not because I was lucky enough to live right near a branch of my bank for so long that I always deposited checks at the ATM.  Once I moved to Chicago, however, I realized that the closest branch is almost an hour away.  I was tipped off to this new fangled mobile check depositing where you just take a photo of the front and back of the check, submit it on your phone, and voila–money in the bank! This will save so much time and I have already deposited a couple checks this way.



5. Salads and Sweet Potatoes

Whenever the seasons get colder, my body starts craving warmth and all sorts of squash and sweet potatoes.  I can’t get enough.  Yesterday morning I went to Flywheel for my first ever spin class (how has it taken me so long to do that?) and then hopped into Whole Foods to load up on this beauty.  I still haven’t been able to find any kabocha squash, so if anyone knows where I can buy some let me know and I will load up my cart. Literally. I could eat it every day.


Have a great weekend and stay warm!


  • What are you doing this weekend?
  • Do you use mobile banking?
  • Does your appetite change with the seasons?

10 comments on “Five Things Friday #23

    1. Haha idk! Now that youre back in the city seems like a good time. Im pretty open next week and you have to show me that food place by the water tower (i forgot what it was called!)

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