Five highlights from my week:
- Mother’s Day is always a little somber for me, but this year, I actually managed to have a good Mother’s Day. My siblings and I agreed we should all get together at one point during the day to remember our mom, so they came over in the morning and I cooked them breakfast. In the evening, Chris and I went to his mom’s house to spend time with her. I adore my mother-in-law, so I was happy to see and spend time with her.
- On Tuesday, I finally took advantage of my apartment complex’s resort-like pool and laid out/went swimming. I really can’t express how ecstatic I am to have easy access to a pool again. I haven’t had easy access to a pool since 2008, so having a pool this summer is going to be a major treat.
- I finished up my restaurant job on Monday and started my new office job on Wednesday! I’m so happy to be done with my part-time serving job and onto a full-time 9-5 job. Another reason why this summer is going to be awesome: my nights and weekends will be FREE.
- Since I’m not working nights anymore, I have more opportunities to cook dinner for me and Chris and really work on my cooking skills. This week I tried a few new recipes, such as baked salmon, pan-seared paprika chicken, and garlic mashed potatoes. And they all came out successful! Now that I have more time, I can’t wait to keep trying new recipes every week and get better and better at cooking.
- Three words: Target shopping spree.
Five awesome links you should check out:
Ashley wrote a super awesome post on 7 things you need to stop telling yourself. We can be our own worst critics, and sometimes, we can be a little too mean to ourselves. Ashley really opens up our eyes to this in her post.
I LOVE this guest post on the Adulting blog on how to share your cause or beliefs without being a total jerk. I think everyone could learn a thing or two from reading this.
Amy wrote about making a gentle return to healthy habits. I can so relate to this since I’ve been trying to get back on track with healthy eating for a while now.
Ashlee wrote about what she’s learned during her first year of motherhood. This post made me really excited to become a mom someday.
My good friend Emily wrote a very informative post on how to get married at SF City Hall. I got married at SF City Hall and loved every second of it, so I’m a huge advocate of getting married there. Emily supplies a lot of useful information in her post, plus yours truly makes a small appearance!
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?