Morning friends! This week has actually been so full and seemingly passed in a blink. Let’s see, looking back I was physically in meetings for work 8 of the 40 hours this week…that’s a full day away from my desk at a very busy time. By 8:30 tonight I will have logged another 5 towards volunteer meeting hours. The busiest part of my year is really gearing up and Thursday I seriously sent out a pdf to the entire budget listserv that still had the track changes on!! There were a few tears and a little frustration this week….and the realization that I really just should NOT work with word documents. You know what else there was a lot of this week? Joy!
Here are just a few things I’m super joyful about this week!
Carly Jo has been at my mom’s for the entire week and while I do miss my mini she is having a blast and it has been so nice to be able to drive straight to work each morning without an extra stop. A little extra one on one time with Dillon has definitely been nice too.
Y’all, my hair has ben a disaster for the past 6 months and it was definitely NOT bringing me joy. I love dark hair and have always wanted to be able to wear it but it is just not me. Due to the blonde that was being added continuing to turn a horrible shade of orangish yellow we had to go darker for a bit. Well…this week I finally am blonder and it has seriously brought me so much joy every time I look in the mirror! Of course the snap filter definitely pretties things up too!
Two opportunities arose this week for me to deliver a little happy to others….one with a meal and the other with hopefully a little gift to offer some peace of mind during tough time. We get so caught up in our own day to day that sometimes it’s so easy to forget how much joy it can bring to serve others!
Thursday I finally made it to see my doctor and was elated he agreed to give me an injection in my hip. I have had a chronic flare up of bursitis (right…like doesn’t that sound like an “older” persons problem) in my hip since 2012 and it has been mostly manageable until the past 4-5 months. I’ve tried everything, standing workstation, lots of stretching, ice, alieve and nothing was giving me significant relief and the pain just moving from a sitting position to standing sucked. Joy this morning came when I stepped out of the bed and had zero pain. I was even able to sit Indian style after my workout which I have not been able to do without pain in forever. This seriously has probably been the BIGGEST joy of the week.
My big boy is home for the weekend and we were able to have dinner with him last night. He always brings me joy and I love my time alone with him to give a little mentoring. Of course he’s here to watch the big Super Regional series between TCU and Texas A&M and it seriously brings me the biggest joy this year to NOT have him pitching in this series. Last year was super stressful!
This morning I made it to workout and met my goal of 5 workouts for the week! It brings me joy to stick to my routine. I’m just happier when I get moving. I tried Pilates this week for the first time too! I’ve also managed to take Dutch on a walk almost every day and it just makes me so happy to see how excited he gets when the leash comes out. Yesterday I shared some tips on setting goals for healthy living and it brings me joy to share some of what works for me and hear from others!
I received the sweetest text first thing this morning from my boss wishing me a better day! It seriously brings me joy to work for someone who definitely gives lots of grace when things just don’t work out right!
If you are looking for some inspiration or just a daily pick me up to help put some perspective in your days, I enjoy receiving the Proverbs 31 Ministries daily devotion in email. I do not always take time to read them but every once in awhile one will pop up that will really catch my attention and be just what I need to hear. Todays post is about Choosing Joy on the Way to Grouchville! I think we all struggle sometimes with letting things that are seemingly not huge compared to what other’s are going through sneak in and steal our joy. AND THEN as if that is not enough we also feel guilty about it. Good read..head over and check it out.
I am taking Dillon to Dallas tomorrow for a 7 on 7 tourney and haven’t quite decided if we are spending the night or coming back home and then my girl will be home and I can’t wait. Hoping maybe we can cookout on Sunday and have all my babies at the house together…my favorite joys!
Wishing you all the BEST weekend!