How Do You Unwind at the End of the Day?

It is time to unwind.

I left the dirty dishes on the counter, went outside, threw my blanket on the ground and crashed. I am done competing with Martha Stewart today! She’s got a bunch of assistants that make her look perfect everyday anyway.

Last night I treated myself to some self care. It was a long week. Honestly it was a huge breakthrough for me to just decide to give myself some pampering and not ask for anyones permission or approval. I didn’t care, I needed it! I met up with a friend for a beautiful energy work session. After that I came home and took the best bubble bath I’ve had in a long time. Epsom salts and everything. I love thes Dr Teals stuff, Detox and Energize is one of my favorites. Thanks to Dr Teals and my massaging bath pillow, I was truly able to unwind.

Then I heard an unfamiliar voice.  The bomb was dropped. We have 4 extra teenage boys sleeping over! Thankfully I was still in a daze from that awesome bath! 🙂

The house finally quieted down around 2 am.

I woke up around 8:00 this morning. My Babe made a pot of coffee and we starred into the fridge wondering how we would feed the army that was still snoring upstairs. We thought for sure they would sleep till noon. I’m pretty sure I was on my second sip of coffee when we heard the pounding footsteps above our heads. NO! They are awake!

Thank God there was a Costco size box of Eggos in the deep freezer, because 2 dozen eggs and who knows how many waffles later, the mob of hungry teenage boys were outside playing basketball.  🙂

That meant it was time for me to get to my list of chores. Which thankfully was not too long. clean up, 3 loads of laundry, and then go buy more food. LOL. The dinner plan for tonight…RIBS! With my new goal of Supreme Domestic Goddess and 4 star home Chef, I couldn’t just use store bought bbq sauce. So of course I head to Pinterest. I find a yummy looking recipe with root beer I just had to try. I add the ingredients to my grocery list and off I went.

Two stores later, I get home and tackle some prep for the week. I individually wrap the muffins. Wait, first I cut them in half because we are trying to watch what we eat without actually going on a diet. The muffins go in the freezer for quick lunch packing. I cut up the melon (our new favorite is called Golden Melon). It encourages us to eat the fruit if its all ready to grab.

Now on to the RIBS!

I forgot to tell you, I didn’t actually read the recipe. By this point in my life I should know to read the whole thing. I make the sauce. Well kind of, I didn’t have enough ketchup even after I went to 2 grocery stores, so I put a few other ingredients in to make up for the lack of ketchup. I am supposed to put the ribs in a roasting pan with a rack and simmer the ribs in root beer for an hour and a half. Guess what? I don’t have such a pan. Or anything that even comes close. So I improvise again. I dunk the ribs in the sauce and grill them the way I know how. High heat for half hour upside down, then move them off the heat and flip them over and cook then on indirect heat for another hour. To finish off my bbq feast for the family, I made cole slaw, corn on the cob and fresh corn bread. It was so YUMMY. And of course my guys loved it!

   

After dinner I reflected on my day and decided that it was time to unwind. I could not do another load of dishes. Let it go Angie! And that brings me to now. I am done. Time to crash!

Be a Flower

It’s  a beautiful Sunday morning.  I’m having a moment of gratitude that I am able to lay in the sun and just enjoy it.

I believe that it is very important to take the time to slow down. Today’s society has us rushing around trying to get more done in less time. Just slow down.  Listen to nature, the wind, the birds. Listen to your breath. Enjoy this moment. This moment that you recognize that “weeds” are really flowers

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Listen to your heart.

When you stop judging what your heart says, that is when the magic happens!

That is one of the biggest lessons that I have learned on my journey. Stop judging myself. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a daily practice. In fact, that is why it took me longer than I originally planned to make my second post. I wanted my brand new blog to be perfect. Well guess what. There’s no such thing! Beauty is in the imperfections. And after all, I did say this was a journey! LOL

We all need to stop judging ourselves. That is what puts all of the stress into our lives. Think about it. Really think about it. We think that/blame somebody or something is causing our stress. Self judgement is a huge factor.

 "A flower doesn't compare itself to another flower, it just blooms" Zen Shin

“A flower doesn’t compare itself to another flower, it just blooms” Zen Shin

We all have our own specialties, actually multiple specialties. We just need to identify them. Let the sun shine on them! BLOOM! SHow the world your beauty. That is what makes you special!