My lunches this week will be this yummy avocado bacon chicken salad in lettuce wraps! I’m loving our healthy eating challenge group. It really is so surprising to me how just having a little accountability helps me so much. Can I cheat and not show everything I’m eating? Of course I can…but that is only cheating myself! It was definitely time for me to turn over a new leaf, might as well be a lettuce leaf right? I am feeling so much better and much less bloated and seriously haven’t felt like I’m missing out on a thing.
I’m feeling much better but ended up with a summer cold this week and could not sleep well. I finally stayed home from work on Tuesday and literally just rested all day and vegged on TV and it seems to have done the trick. I’ve also been a tad overwhelmed but trying so hard to focus on getting through this week so I can spend some quality time at my house over the weekend! It’s amazing to me how quickly things can become quite the clutter bucket when we are living out of a suitcase 3 straight weeks in a row. Ever since spring break I’ve been slowly piling more and more things into our garage in anticipation of a garage sale and I really, really need to make some progress digging through and sorting.
So like I said I vegged all day for the first time in forever and started watching the Parenthood series on Netflix. I watched the first couple of seasons (I think) live but I’m still laughing and tearing up at every episode.
I know I’m not alone with this whole midlife feeling of looking for my purpose in life or wanting to do something bigger. My issue is always just wondering what the heck is it I’m really suppose to be doing. I love my job and having a career has been such a financial blessing but as I near retirement age I can’t help but wonder what I could do next! This week I happened to be scrolling through our church website to look for the last few weeks of a series we missed on staying in love and I came across another from last year that I know we didn’t complete. It is Five Essentials for Growth and if you are looking for a great series to inspire, motivate, make you question and think harder, take a listen. I’m only on week 2 but it was definitely timely for me.
Vacations to take with our family of 6 over the Thanksgiving holidays. I really need some place I can not go over board on planning sightseeing but also a little activity to keep us all busy. I’ve been considering Arizona but not sure if it’s already too cold to hike by that time. If you guys have suggestions I’m definitely interested in hearing! The beach or the mountains are also on the table but more than likely we will be staying in the US.
Our sweet Dutch Buddy turned 3 on Tuesday and sadly there was no “Paws-atively” Perfect party this year. Carly was with her Mimi all day and had she not mentioned it at 9:45 it may have been forgotten. Don’t worry, you can see in this little clip he still got a treat…..not that it is different than any other day. I just love him so much!
Y’all, the hibiscus plants I purchased in APRIL are still alive! Not only alive but thriving! Look at the blooms and al the buds covering this plant!! They are just gorgeous and all the rain we have had in Texas lately has really kept them flourishing. If you are looking for something to tolerate the heat I would recommend one of these!
For the weekend….oh wait that is suppose to be working for the weekend right? I seriously cannot wait to stay up late on Friday night and wakeup in my own bed on Saturday morning!
That’s all I got this week friends! What are you waiting on this week? Link up and share what is going on in your life!