So this week I told myself I would write every day. I’ve been struggling with the intersection of what I want to do and what I should do. What’s going to make me money and what’s going to keep me moving forward. Writing has always been something I’ve loved, dating back to when my friends and I would write long stories on my family’s Packard Bell using Windows 3.1. So, I need to practice what I preach. Not that my blog has ever been a moneymaker, but it is a creative outlet for me and when push comes to shove, I consider myself more creative than anything.
In other news, we heard last week that Little Man’s school will be virtual for the fall through end of January 2021. I’m still processing my emotions – I think I’m still mourning the loss of normalcy. Mourning the loss of my career (an optimist might say my career is just getting started by jumping into freelancing). I need constant reminders to myself that these feelings are OKAY and much like I did yesterday, it’s okay to cry and have big feelings once in a while.
Onward to what’s been going on lately.
So I’ve been trying to NOT drink. Except on weekends. I’ve been loving mocktails – specifically my new favorite strawberry mock-jito. Muddled strawberries and mint, Trader Joes sparkling strawberry juice, a splash of Sprite, and some Agave syrup. It is super refreshing on hot summer nights. As for alcoholic drinks, because Hubs and I did just start a beer and books podcast that we’re trying to get off the ground, I’ve been drinking lots of Delaware beers that we picked up on our recent trip over there.
I’ve been big into linen shorts this year. I bought a few pairs last year and didn’t wear them as much but these days, they’re an easy throw together outfit for those days when I don’t want to stay in athleisure all day long. I have these green linen shorts and have been pairing them with any higher neck tank like this one or this one.
Last month I joined Book of the Month and I am a HUGE fan. I’m in the middle of One to Watch. Get $5 your first month by signing up on my link – you can cancel or skip at any time but personally, I’ve been loving their book selections and its nice to get a little bit of mail on a monthly basis.
All the pesto. Recently, we had the pesto chicken from Trader Joes over gluten-free fettuccine, with some kale pesto and fresh tomatoes and it was DELIGHTFUL. Also, Margherita flatbread pizzas with the same pesto and they were just… perfect. LOVE love love. Also, putting this Steak Salad on the menu for this week because you can never go wrong with steaks and strawberries and a light poppyseed dressing.
Listening to //
This episode of On Point on NPR gutted me this morning. I caught the last 15-20 minutes and had to relisten to it but it was just so on point (no pun intended) and I felt seen for the first time in months. It’s funny that it’s taken four months into this pandemic for us to finally start talking about the impact and tremendous burden on working parents, specifically working moms. So here’s my take away, Mamas, you’re doing a great job.