Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blissful Bites #6

I started writing this post for last week’s bit o’bites, and then the plague set in. I was out sick on Monday and have been limping through the last week. This list will be a combo of the two, both of which were filled with unexpected blissful bites!

An unexpected visit from one of my besties , at work a week ago Thursday. I was sitting in a LONG afternoon meeting when I got a text message she was in the lobby. It was a gorgeous afternoon and we sat in the parking lot, enjoying the sun and grabbing a few minutes of each other’s time. It was very revitalizing.

I got some new ink work done by the every fabulous Roll Hardy and will get more done this upcoming week!

Last Saturday we hosted another “crockpot, cheap wine and game night,” with so many wonderful friends who were in attendance! This house is a dream!! We had enough room for our dining table to be spread out long, surrounded by 10 plus beautiful souls, cheap wine, delicious food and more laughs than could be counted. We are certainly filling our home with positive energy and memories!

The hubs and I rearranged our livingroom and it’s great! He mounted our tv on the wall and we moved the furniture around and it completely opened up the place. There are a few kinks to work out and we still need to figure out some color for our walls, but all it all it’s lovely!

Lastly, everything is in bloom! I can’t wait for all the lovely flowers to pop open.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today is about...

Holding Hope.

I love saying this. I love doing this. Every day I hold hope for those dear in my life and for those I will never know.

I envision my heart, with a little space at the bottom. It's a wide space, with slightly curved edges. It's smooth and warm. It's big enough for everyone and all are welcome.

If you don't have it in you today, please know that I am holding a space filled with hope, for you.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blissful Bites #5

It’s been lots of busy and lots of bliss the last two weeks. I missed posting on the official Little Bliss List last week, and am getting it in under the wire this week!

1) Couples counseling! I love having time carved out specifically to actively work on making our marriage stronger.

2) I am really enjoying my team at work. They are smart, funny, compassionate people who work hard every day to bring quality mental health services to a very underserved community. How blessed am I?!

3) My parents came up this weekend to help out with some yard chores. Since buying our house in late summer, everything had already bloomed, blossomed and dried up. It’s nice having the help of seasoned home owners and gardeners to help us create a vision for our home.

4) All my bulbs are breaking ground! We planted a ton of tulips last fall and they started breaking ground this weekend. I am excited to see what our yard looks like in bloom.

5) Step-Mama’s lunch. I have been trying to actively create and join in community with other step-mamas. I went to a meet up a couple of weeks ago and hit it off with one mama in particular. Today we got together for lunch, and it was so affirming to share stories and get support. I am looking forward to developing this friendship more!

6) A hair cut! I got a new hair cut. I am diggin it, and I think I want to go a little shorter. It’s so nice having something quick and easy to just style and go!

What were your moments of bliss this week?