This edition of Friday 5 things is just as random as the others but I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. Before I jump down the rabbit hole, I would like to remind you of this week’s posts if you missed any. I showed you how to make the most crowd pleasing holiday dessert here, did a gift guide for Vol fans, and showed the photos from our Christmas card shoot. (FYI: Everything I type in bold is a hyperlink that will take you to the post or website.) We added 3 new subscribers this week so far and only 22 more to go until Christmas to get to 100. I can’t wait to do my first giveaway! Here are the 5 things on my mind this week.

Migraine Headaches

There’s no link involved with this one. I simply wanted to reach out and see if anyone has solutions or medications that have worked. I get at least one a month that starts out as sinus pain and pressure, then moves to nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and last about 3-5 days. I’ve heard about an ear piercing that is supposed to help and at this point I’m willing to try anything. I’ve used over the counter medicines with little relief. I think I probably need to consult a neurologist. While some people previously believed that migraines were harmless, I learned in nursing school that it has been proven that migraines can cause lesions on your brain. With that being said, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The day has finally come! I’m scouring our local movie theater’s website to get tickets for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. I was so impressed with “Rougue One: A Star Wars Story” as well as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. I cannot wait to see what this installment has in store for some of the most devoted fans in cinematic history. Please, if you got to see it last night, no spoilers on social media!

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality

Of course I couldn’t make it through the Friday 5 without talking about the repeal of net neutrality. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about you can click the link. Personally, I signed a petition against the repeal and feel like our voices as Americans were not heard. As a blogger, I fear this will affect the cost of running this website. I’m also sure it will affect how we access anything on the internet and cost us (the consumer) more money since it will cost distributors more. I’m upset that this was done although it was vastly unsupported by the American people.

25 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

This list was compiled by Rotten Tomatoes of the best reviewed Christmas movies of all time. There are a few that will surprise you! Have a look and see if your favorite made the list. One of my favorites that didn’t make the list is “The Family Stone“. The film has an amazing ensemble cast of Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Claire Danes, Luke Wilson, and Craig T. Nelson. If you haven’t seen it then I would give it a chance this Christmas.

Joe Biden Consoles Meghan McCain

Ending on a positive note, I went to see former Vice President Biden speak last night about his book “Promise Me, Dad“. Biden wrote about losing his son, Beau, to brain cancer. He has hope that we will one day find a cure for glioblastoma which is the same cancer Sen. John McCain is fighting. When Joe Biden went on “The View” on Wednesday to talk about his book, Meghan McCain (Sen. McCain’s daughter) broke down crying and Joe Biden comforted her as if she was the only person in the room. He speaks to her with such conviction about the hope he has for her father as well as the mutual respect between them. For a moment, you forget about Democrats and Republicans. You see two people in immeasurable pain, talking about how they will go forward. In my opinion, bipartisanship is one of the biggest hurdles we face as a nation. It was on full display last night as Joe Biden was interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager who is the daughter of George W. Bush. While Hager does not identify with either party publicly, her father and grandfather are famed Republican presidents. These two spoke to one another with nothing but respect and admiration. I feel blessed to have witnessed their exchange.

Until next time,







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