We made it to another Monday friends, and this Monday definitely feels like New Years Day with the vibes of fresh starts, new beginnings, complete restart.
As you may know, last week was frozen hell in the state of Texas where I live. Thank you to everyone who reached out to check on me and my family. Let me tell you, I wouldn’t wish last week on anyone. I used to chat with my husband about the worst time to be without power; since living in Texas all of the power outages that we have experienced have been during the dog days of summer and let me tell you, those are brutal! Having worked outside during some of the coldest days of my life I always joked that I’d rather have to live powerless during the cold than the heat but after last week, I honestly don’t know. The temperature outside would be less than 30 degrees and even colder inside. It made me miss my gas stove in my old house back in Georgia that I now realize how much I took for granted. It felt like regardless of how many pairs of leggings I wore on top of each other, how many sweaters I put on top and how many blankets I fell asleep under-it was so hard to warm up. We have now had power for 5 days and I am so grateful. It is times like these that I am reminded of the everyday superheroes that we take for granted. The night that our power came back on my husband ran to the gas station to get water around 11:15 and a crew of workers from our city’s electrical company were there getting snacks. Shortly after he returned home, our power came on. Bless them, for real. It was a cold night out there and it had finally taken its toll on me mentally. I was so close to snapping.
“You can simply say, ‘I’m done,’ or, ‘This isn’t working,’ he told us. As he spoke, I felt my eyes prickle with tears. What a simple and gorgeous idea that was. I thought of myself as a Girl and as a Younger Woman-with all those boys and men and even women who I had never wanted to touch me. I thought of all the women whose stories I now carried in me. What if we had all been taught that we could walk away whenever we wanted? What if we had learned that saying no was a Necessary way of taking care of ourselves?”-Melissa Febos
I watched two Hallmark premieres
Playing Cupid was the sweet romantic comedy I needed. Single dad David’s daughter has a new teacher, Kerri and a project to start a business. Clara decides to start a matchmaking business and because of romance reasons, her Dad and Kerri turn out to be the perfect match.
My most recent watch was Mix Up In the Mediterranean
Jeremy Jordan is slowly becoming my new favorite Hallmark hunk and I love Jessica Lowndes. We don’t see her in many roles and I’d like to see more of her. This was aesthetically beautiful to watch admits it’s Malta backdrop. I really liked the premise, the whole twin pretending to be the other twin. I thought it was really fun.
Okay, that’s enough Monday ramblings from me. Let me know how you’re doing, what you’re reading. I hope you’re well! We’ll chat soon.