It may not be the best title or even clear as to what it is in reference to my blog, but I had an idea for a new blog series and no clever, witty name for it. Feel free to make suggestions if you have one! The idea was to start a series with a weekly recap of sorts. Primarily, it is a way for me to document happenings and look back at these posts over time. But for those that just so happen to wonder what I have been up to or care to read my lack of wittiness or for that matter intrestingness, this series is for you as well.
Every Monday morning, I start my day with a cup of coffee. Well… the coffee part is every morning, but specifically on Monday morning, I have quiet time. I take 30 minutes to an hour or however long I have and reflect on the past week. What went right, what went wrong and, funny things that happened and what I learned. I also use this time to set goals for the week schedule out date and time blocks for what I need to accomplish. Which will now spill over onto this blog.
So here it is, the happenings over the last week:
\\ Apparently May 15 is National Chocolate Chip cookie day…and I had no idea. I’ll be honest, I kinda felt thrown off my game when I learned about it. I sort of have an OBSESSION with Chocolate chip cookies. For real. In fact, if you ever come over to my house, you will most likely be offered freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. It has become one of those things I keep on hand, you know, just in case. And I have become such a connoisseur that if I don’t have any homemade dough prepared, I can whip up a batch pretty quickly. And thanks to a friend that has perfected his chocolate chip cookie recipe and is actually starting a bakery in Moldova, I now have the most AMAZING chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER. \\
\\ For the first time in my life, I finally bought wine glasses. Previously, whenever wine was served at my home, it was served in a regular glass (I am way classy) and I never understood why it tasted kinda weird. Well…who knew there really was a purpose to wine glasses other than their fanciness. And for that matter who knew there were different types of wine glasses for different types of wine?!?! Feeling overwhelmed and not wanting to do “too much too fast” I bought 2 glasses to start. And after a lovely dinner accompanied by wine, we loaded the glasses in the dishwasher and wouldn’t you know it, we BROKE one of them. Rather than read into all the things this could mean, like ohmygosh I am so uncool I can’t even have wine glasses at my house, I patted myself on the back for a good decision to choose $2 wine glasses at Ikea. BOOM! \\
\\ I work from home, so I am on the computer about 90% of the time. It can get pretty lonely, especially since Kitty goes outside about 8 hours a day, so I find myself easily distracted with whatever email I receive or Facebook notification pops up. I am learning to set specific times for emails and especially Facebook. For example I try to only check and respond to emails in the morning and evening and reward completed work with Facebook time (and if I am being completely honest chocolate chip cookies). It sounds ridiculous, but I will get on Facebook and before I know it 30 minutes has gone by! \\
\\ Saturday’s wedding broke a new record for me with a 32 person wedding party. Yes that is right as in 16 bridesmaids and 16 groomsmen, plus the bride and groom so 34 total! I was a little bit afraid of how I was going to handle this (I mean, this is the size of a CLASSROOM), but as soon as I walked into the bridal suite and met all the girls, I knew I would be just fine. Everyone was so kind and wonderful- they actually made it easier than even a 4 person wedding party can be! \\
Speaking of wonderful people, here is a sneak peek of Saturday’s amazing and gorgeous couple. Happy Monday!