Thoughts

No time to Siesta…

Hey, what’s up? Hello! Making my every few months check in here. (Insert major eye roll). I’ve been getting way into my own head lately, as per usual. I write a new post, over think it, save it for later and then the vicious circle repeats itself. Some days are better than others. It’s been quite the rollercoaster of emotions.

In March I stepped away from a job that I was beginning to love but could the slow decline in my child. Our time was cut so short as my days got longer. There were some great things about my job and then other things I knew weren’t okay and shouldn’t be occurring. But you have to go through a few bad eggs to find a good one, right? Well either way, I found my golden egg. I’m excited to go to work, I love my coworkers and who I work for. I’m happy in my work environment. Now, is every environment perfect? No. It ebbs and it flows, great days are met with mediocre days and the mediocre days are greeted by some pretty shitty days. But the good days out weigh the amount of bad and usually the bad aspects of the day are things that can be fixed or are so minor in the grand scheme of things, they can easily roll off your shoulders and into the past.

With my schedule constantly changing though and adjusting, I haven’t been working out and absolutely feel it. I’m grumpy, irritable, bloated almost all the time, and not happy. Hopefully that will all be changing in July once I am fully settled and. When I put too much on my plate, I get stressed out and want to hide. I say yes to too many things and feel bad saying no. No is a word that needs to be in my vocabulary a lot more in my adult life and not just in my mom realm. I do have my Nike training app and have made it an aspiration to start running more. So….we’ll see where that goes. Also, if anyone has recommendations for good headphones that actually stay on when running, holla at your girl. I have oddly shaped ears and finding good headphones is a job within itself.

Among the other good things happening in my life are all of the exciting things occurring for my friends. In our group we have three new brides to be and the sweetest baby boy. Two of our friends are getting married this year and others are sharing news of pregnancies. Which upon hearing all of these great things, Aurora asks when I am giving her siblings or going to date someone. She’s hilarious….When all of these awesome things are happening, it’s only right to have a party or celebration of some kind. Which is what a few of us did recently. Now, two of the girls who got engaged have been in my life since Kindergarten and Third grade! They have also been best friends since 4th grade and were engaged within days of each other. This needed to be celebrated. So we did what we do best, fiesta. Who doesn’t love tacos and margaritas? This party was incredibly easy to plan because over the years I have slowly collected items specifically for parties, thanks Grandma. I can’t tell you how less stressful it makes things when you can just pull plates, cups, vases, etc then having to rent or borrow. If you have the space or can get a storage plastic container to store somewhere, I HIGHLY suggest starting your own stock of party supplies. My collection so far includes mostly plastic, reusable items such as

Plates
Tumblers
20oz Cups
Stemless Wine Glasses

and other good things to have are

beverage dispensers
bowls for condiments or dips
ice buckets
vases
signage

Invest, invest, invest. I love having party supplies readily available for a last minute BBQ or girls night.

For the party a majority of the food was catered by Lola’s market. The meats were BBQ’d at home, and the beans, rice, salsa and guacamole came ready to serve. That alone took so much off of our to-do list. They only items we took care of for our Taco Bar was the toppings and the tortillas. I took on dessert because, thanks to Instagram and friends, I found @cookiesbyjenn. She created the most beautiful and delicious cookies for our party sticking to our fiesta theme. (Which I’ll post and tag below) Also for dessert I attempted for the first time a chocoflan cake, that turned out so much better than I thought it would. I was worried because due to my schedule I cheated and used a boxed chocolate cake mix 🙈. Most of the decorations came from Amazon, gotta love that Prime! The photobooth was provided (borrowed) from a friend who, in my opinion, made a great life choice bully investing in one. Any of my pictures on my Instagram with a photobooth are because of her! The day of we had no idea what to do for a background, so we decided to do a very last minute balloon garland, which turned out pretty good in my opinion for being made literally 2 hours before the start of the party.

I made a playlist on Spotify, titled Fiesta ✨ that I suggest you check out. There are some great throwbacks on there as well as some of my favorite country songs.

Well, now that I wrote a novel. I hope you all have a wonderful week. It’s going to be a hot weekend here and I can’t wait to lay by the pool and read!

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