Wine & Love is the weekly meme where we all come together to just kinda share the highs and lows of our week – what has driven us to drink – either our woes or celebrations. You can link up over at WalkingWithNora.com.
*Allergies. With our weather going from 75+ last week to literally freezing this morning, I have been a sneezy mess for nearly a week. I don’t necessarily feel bad, but I sound awful. I was told yesterday on the phone that I sounded like a man lol
*I hate cold weather. You know people who love the “Seasons” of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter…. yeah I am not one of those people. I am totally cool with two seasons – Summer and Late summer.
*Thanksgiving was amazing and I am SO glad I opted for the “Clean” version for the food. It was so nice to not feel all sluggish and bloated after eating. We had very little leftovers, and what we had I threw into the Crockpot for an amazing stew we ate with brown rice. Yay for Eating Clean!!
*Holiday Shopping is COMPLETE! I didn’t do “Black Friday” shopping, as I vowed this year to do all of my shopping through Party Plan Consultants. With the exception of the printing of pictures (that I made with Creative Memories software) I succeeded! Feels good to have “shopped small” this year.
*Holiday Decorations are up! As much as I hate cold weather, I LOVE Christmas. My idea of a “white” Christmas just involves a sandy beach over snow. We decorated our huge 8ft tree and put lights and stuff around the house and porch. I have to get stocking hangers for our stocking this year since Mike put up our new mantle.
*Heated seats. I love my car. Like LOVE my car. But this morning – when it was like 34 degrees – I was loving the Escalade… with the heated leather seats. Seriously, I want to look into getting them installed in my new car lol I think a law should be passed that all cars made from here on out should have heated seats.
*Starting things… and finishing them. A few weeks ago I had this realization that I am a fantastic “starter”… but not much of a “finisher.” I start the laundry… but leave it in the dryer. I start the dishwasher …but dont unload. I start a new work project… but never bring it to fruition. (Don’t ask me how many posts I have sitting in “drafts” because they are not finished) I always have so many projects and stuff going on that I seldom get to complete one thing before moving on to another. I used to think it was a problem of being a perfectionist, but I realized it was really just a habit I have created, and like any other habit, I have to work to fix it. Once I realized it though, I started actively working on FINISHING things, and it has been great.
* The last few weeks I have been working less and loving more. Turning the computer off and spending time with Mike and the girls,and the best friends in the World. I had slipped back into my “workaholic” ways, and it was starting to take its toll on me, and my loved ones. I teach organization, time management, focus, and boundaries… but I had let my own slide. I have started keeping my phone on silent – I dont need to hear every ding – and turning my computer off by 6 so I can sit on the couch or play games with the family. Here is the crazy thing… I am still getting JUST as much done! Not sure how that works out… except that I think the Universe rewards you for balance and having your priorities in order.
*I am such a lucky girl. I have spent time looking back at people I have known and loved in my life, and I realize how incredibly fortunate I am to be where I am. I have made some monumental mistakes in my life, and when I see where people are in their lives – friends of mine who I have lost touch with – I realize it could have gone either way. My heart breaks for them, seeing them continue to struggle and be miserable. I have been so blessed to have people who were there to pick me up even when I didnt deserve it, and stand by my side when I needed help just to stand. I am truly truly blessed.
What are your Wines & Loves this week?