Last week I was starting to feel sorry for myself again. The Hubs was traveling a lot, and I found myself going back to that place of, “poor me. I spend all my time alone, and everything sucks”. Yes, even I harbor moments of negativity at times. So, when my friend called me on Sunday to see if I wanted to go to an 8 course dinner and drink pairing with her that night, my first instinct was to say no. When I looked for the truth in the situation, I realized that saying no was a way to give myself an excuse to be in a bad mood, and I didn’t want to do that. So I said yes, and I think that one word ended up changing my entire week.
1. The meal was amazing! 8 delicious courses, from scratch cocktails, and great company. I loved seeing the chef and mixologist’s love for creating. Creativity is what drives my love of cooking, and it was inspirational to share this experience with them.
2. Saying yes, also led me to two Padres games this week. Although I wouldn’t consider myself a huge baseball fan, I love the experience of going to the ballpark. Besides, in my quest to live this summer to the fullest, I’ve got to go to at least one baseball game! Its the quintessential summer sport! Since the Padres were playing my hometown team, the Chicago Cubs, I donned Cubs gear for one game and Padres gear for the other.
3. The Hubs came home! Actually, the greatest part of my week was this morning. The Hubs skipped the gym, and the two of us went on a sunrise walk and then went to breakfast together. This is the largest chunk of time we spent together in the last week or so. You know what? Distance does make the heart grow fonder.
So yeah, not too shabby of a week after all. One decision, in one moment, can have a lot of power over the rest of the week, so remember that the next time you’re feeling sorry for yourself. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I’ll be working on some recipe projects, and hopefully getting in some reading and pool time! See you next week.