It’s weird when the 4th of July lands on a Tuesday. Your whole week is all wonky. You lose track of time. You wonder what day it is when you wake up. Do I have to work today? Who knows?
Other than being completely out of it, Adam and I had a great time these past four days. I always enjoy when he gets time off work and we get to be together 24/7. Not sure if he feels the same way, but he’s stuck with me so he’ll get over it! Continue reading
“I also think it’s pointless for a human to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it.” – Ron Swanson
Pictures of nature are nice, but I kind of agree with Ron. Go outside. Seriously. It will do you a world of good. Adam and I spend the weekend at Rock Cut State Park in Rockford, IL and it was just delightful! Continue reading
I’m learning that I need to take rest days from exercise, spend time outside, find a way to laugh each day, take frequent deep breaths, and spend some time in the quiet without technology and social media constantly buzzing around.
This type of self-care is new to me but I am noticing a difference. I remain calm longer, smile easier, and feel like I’m actually living life rather than focusing all my energy on being healthy. Continue reading
Don’t you love it when life gives you a chance IMMEDIATELY to do what you said you would? Continue reading
Three Thanksgivings in three days. If you weren’t aware, that is a lot of food. In the past, I probably would have worried about how I was going to navigate all that eating but this year I took a different approach.
I decided I wasn’t going to sit there and think about all the things I could or could not eat. I wasn’t going to fret about going overboard and shoving as much food in my face as possible. I was going to enjoy the people I was with, share the dishes I had made, and overall have a good time. In short I was going to not be a control freak and have a good Thanksgiving.
And you know what?
It was one of the best Thanksgivings ever. I spent time with the people I love and some I hadn’t seen in a long time. I made a chocolate peanut butter pie that was a hit (and I promise to share it soon). I laughed, I ate, I was thankful.
Like I said, one of the best Thanksgivings ever.
How was your holiday? Did you get to see friends and family? Eat any new dishes?