The Friday Five, 7/13/18: 5 things I've been up to this week

I was in Rhode Island until Tuesday this week, and then I've been working the rest of the week. I have some fun plans tonight and this weekend though, and I'm hoping to get a bit more sleep, as well.

South Kingstown (Matunuck) Town Beach, RI

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Seeing a musical. On Saturday, my aunt and I went and saw Mamma Mia! at Theatre-by-the-Sea, in Wakefield, RI. The musical was great and the venue was super unique, too: it's an old barn that they've converted into a theater. 
  2. Seeing movies. Last week, I saw Gotti, which was about average but pretty interesting since I didn't know much about John Gotti - I'd give it 3/5 stars. Last night I saw The First Purge, which I would give 3.5/5 stars - I'm a big fan of all of the Purge movies, since I love dystopian movies (and could-be-real-life dystopian is also fascinating). Check out my previous Purge reviews here.
  3. Cooking. I ordered a Hello Fresh box for my aunt and I while I was visiting her in Rhode Island, and I also received one this week. I made honey-glazed pork tenderloin this week, and last week we made pork and basil stir-fry, steak tacos, and creamy dill chicken. Next week I'm trying out Sunbasket for the first time, which is a healthier version of Hello Fresh.
  4. Visiting family. Most of my extended family lives in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, so it is nice to be able to see them when I visit the East Coast. I took the Mazda3 down to Massachusetts for a day and saw a blogger friend as well as my mom's side of the family (my aunt and uncle and their kids and spouses), and I was able to see most of my 1st cousins in Rhode Island this week too.
  5. Visiting the beach! We have beaches in Michigan, but there's nothing like the ocean and East Coast beaches. On Monday one of my cousins and I went to the South Kingstown Town Beach, aka Matunuck Beach, and it was nice to sit outside for a while, even though I definitely got burnt. 
Mamma Mia! at Theatre-by-the-Sea, Wakefield, RI

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