Hello to another Sunday morning. Grab your morning drink of choice and let’s catch up.
Shoutout to 3 day weekends! Shoutout to the time having a random Friday or Monday off gives you. This past Friday was so chill. I woke up and tried a new to me coffee shop where I had my first ever Maple Sage Latte. It never ceases to amaze me the many different flavors Baristas can put in my coffee. After leaving there, I had to get my back right tire fixed. I can only imagine how stressed out I would’ve been had I noticed my tire was losing air while at work. As time consuming I assumed this trip to the car repair shop would’ve been, it wasn’t long at all and while waiting, I got to sit and hang out with my kids. Friday was a local San Antonio holiday called Battle of the Flowers. It’s part of our cities First Celebration and every year school is out for this day. So it was cool to sit and chat with the kids. On a typical work day it feels so go go go that we don’t always get those moments.
One thing I am trying to do better at, is telling myself I can use my free time doing something other than reading..(it’s tough though!) My preference for my Mom time is reading, so I am a horrible television watcher! My husband made me my own profile on our Netflix account and it is so unused, but this week I got on there and saw the Dr. Brene Brown had a special on there. The Call to Courage is what it’s called and while I haven’t read a book of hers yet (shoutout to Long Library hold times) it made me even more of a fan of hers. I laughed, I cried..I took so much away. She is such a good speaker, so relatable, so personable. So if you’re looking for a good watch and have been following her, or are interested in what she has to say, I’d definitely check it out.
I also watched the first episode of a new docuseries (I’m not exactly sure how that’s spelled) they have called Chef’s Table and Oh My Goodness, I’m hooked! The first episode follows and African American chef at a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia called The Grey, named Mashama Bailey. The Grey is located in what was once the Jim Crow South in what used to be a Grey Hound Bus Station that when Mashama first walked through, she could see and feel was once segregated. It was amazing to see this space that once upon a time her own ancestor’s wouldn’t have been able to walk freely through is now ran day to day by her. The episode was shot beautifully and showcased not only Mashama’s journey of becoming a chef but also the people who are part of it: local farmers, local fishermen..the people who assist behind the scenes in making her dream happen. It was beautiful, so humbling.
“Who you become as a person is up to you–Up to your imagination, your will, your determination, your choices.”-Maria Shriver
I am in a nonfiction mood at the moment. Currently I am about an hour left from finishing I’ve Been Thinking…Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver. It is just the pick me up I needed. I also have two other on standby checked out from the library: Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning To Say by Kelly Corrigan and Flat Broke With Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. My current romance is Unbroken Cowboy by Maisey Yates.
I met with my Psychologist and we had a really good conversation. This was our first full appointment together with her being my new doctor. We talked about expectations and literally the entire conversation was an aha moment for me. We mostly talked about work and how I’ve been getting two work an entire hour early with the expectation of leaving at 4:30 (If I’m Lucky) having everything completed! She reassured me, that will hardly ever happen. It was a reminder that I need to cut myself some slack. There will always be something that needs to be done and that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I stress myself out so much at work and still have to go home and be Mom..so I really need to take it easy on myself, and I wish this for you as well. Be Kind to yourself, Take it easy on yourself and Cut *You* some slack.
Let me know what is new with you. Did anything exciting happen in your life this past week?
We will chat again soon. Until next time, take care of yourselves. xo.