May Wine Down Wednesday
Well, it isn't Wednesday and it's already June 7th so I am definitely winning over here on the blogging awards lol.
But seriously, there was no April recap and this one is coming late because I just haven't been able to keep up. In total honesty, I feel like I have failed. I feel like I am trying so hard with everything but I just can't keep up with anything. That pretty much sums up my last 2 months. Hence my lack of posting new recipes and my seeming hiatus.
There has been lots of internal pep talks and trying to convince myself of something called GRACE (why is that so much hard to accept?!) and sweet Justin endlessly encouraging me letting me know it will all be ok. We all have these moments right? I guess we can call it life. But nonetheless, here we are! Doing the best we can and convincing ourselves by the second that that is ok and enough.
I am excited to be back! I have so many yummy recipes planned for the summer and can't wait to share them with you. So let's sit back, relax - pour yourself a glass of Prosecco (or another cup of coffee because it is still before noon - although if you pour a splash of OJ in the prosecco it totally counts to drink before noon lol) and
We came home with Girls regional runner up and then they went to take 5th place at state - both scoring the highest points in CAL history and I am so stinking proud!
Our senior boys "got to" come back on Saturday morning to run their 1 and only race at State that ended up getting postponed due to crazy weather - yet again. We packed the 4 of them in the back seat of my car and rode back down to Lex bright and early. But they did it and it was the best part of the year!
Now on to starting to train for a marathon for myself 🙂
Like I said earlier, there have been lots of emotions in these past 6-8 weeks. One of them being
I am thankful for all that I learned there, Brandon whom I worked with and the adults and students that I constantly trained for 3 years. It was weird and hard to step back but also very needed and
Ah! One of the highlights of May. Getting to attend
I came alone this time - which was totally out of my comfort zone - but I was so proud of myself for doing it. There were so many familiar friends and faces that I met last year and everyone was so incredibly kind. It was much more geared toward the business side of blogging this year and I soaked everything up like a sponge.
I highly recommended going to EFC if you have never been. Or just going to a conference in general for whatever field you are in. It is refreshing to get out of your daily routine to learn and meet new people (even as a shy introvert). It gave me the push and fresh new ideas I was needing and I already can't wait for 2020's conference.
So that is it. Just a little glimpse into what I have been meaning to share. Thank you for being kind and patient while I needed to take a step back. I can't wait to share all the yummy things with you this summer and I have some big plans and exciting things in store - to make sure you keep your eyes peeled out.
Y'all are the best! Happy Friday and have a great weekend 🙂
“You don’t know what the story is about when you’re in the middle of it. All you can do is keep walking. At the beginning, you have buoyancy and a little arrogance. The journey looks beautiful and bright, and you are filled with resolve and silver strength, sure that you will face it with optimism and chutzpah. And the end is beautiful. You are wiser, better, deeper. The end is revelation, resolution, a soft place to land. But, oh, the middle. The middle is fog, exhaustion, loneliness, the daily battle against despair and the nagging fear that tomorrow will be just like today, only you’ll be wearier and less able to defend yourself against it. All you can ask for, in the middle, are sweet moments of reprieve in the company of people you love. For a few hours, you’ll feel protected by the goodness of friendship and life around the table, and that’s the best thing I can imagine.”
― Shauna Niequist, Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are