This summer has had some hard stuff mixed into it. Some of it has been beautiful. Some of it has been incredibly painful. An overlying theme has been a lack of “enough-ness” from me personally. Messages that I’m not enough in this area, or in that. Some of these messages have been internal from me-to-me, and some of the messages have come from the outside in. Some of those messages have shown up at the very worst time.
It’s ok to have a rough summer. Things will get better. I am enough. I am doing enough. I am listening to my body. I am healing in the every-day. I am choosing to have compassion on that woman in the photo above, because she is doing the best she can right now. She’s not perfect, but she’s brave.
What do you do when the bride’s birthday falls exactly 7 days before her wedding? Throw a Bachelorette / Birthday party, of course! On March 9th, 2019 we celebrated my not-so-little sister’s birthday (and her bachelorette) with Goat Yoga, bellinis, a private belly dancing class, birthday cake, and margaritas!
Tune in next week when she gets married!
Listening lately: LOVE this song in general, and this Postmodern Jukebox “Mr. Postman” remix in particular.
“I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still…” – Portugal The Man
Lately I’ve been grateful for grocery store flowers.
And cozy blankets.
For new additions to my extended family.
And for juniper lattes.
I’ve been proud of her accomplishments.
And excited for my own, too.
Most of all, I’m grateful that tomorrow is brand new with no mistakes in it yet.
Happy almost 2019, friends. Hope you’re enjoying the journey!
Lately I’ve been grateful for encouraging notes.
And for scarf weather.
I’ve been grateful for macarons.
And for brunch dates.
For appropriate headwear.
Of all kinds.
I’ve been grateful for cookies.
And for beloved friends with babes on the way.
I’ve been grateful for kitty snuggles.
And family gatherings (with photos that capture our spirit nicely).
What are you grateful for in this wonderful month of November?
Listening lately… Hebrew music by Yamma Ensemble. The words are taken from 1 Samuel (check out chapter 18 for the story of how these lyrics got Saul royally pissed at David & then David got a spear thrown at him.)
What are you listening to?
Lyrics & music sheets, support https://www.patreon.com/yammaensemble
Lately I’ve been grateful for bellinis…
And sweet visitors to share brunch with.
I’ve been grateful for sukkahs.
And times of rest.
I’m grateful for birthday cakes with purple inscriptions.
For Mary Poppins-inspired umbrellas (and for Mary Poppins in general!)
And for squirmy calico kitties.
I’m grateful for the refreshment of cold kombucha.
But most of all, I’m grateful that I met this guy right around 10 years ago. Cheers to the next 10 years of flirting with you, Handsome.