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Week in Review: The One That Turned Around

It’s the most “feel good” time of the week!

Celebrating all our accomplishments with Meg. Go!  Join in the party!

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  • Well, I closed off my stage show. Once again I played around as a child every single day, twice a day. I’ll tell you, being a kid takes some unique type of energy.

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….especially when you are stuck in a book. Literally.

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Chapter… closed. 

  • Come friday night, this ‘kid’ was in need of something a little more to her own rhythm. Aka… Wine. Sushi. Hot date with netflix.  Oh the behind the scenes.  Sorry kids…
  • And then I picked up my package of scripts for my next project. Yeah. You know all that “free” time you think you’ll have over a holiday break? All that time I thought I’d have for catching up on trashy TV and blog writing? ….Ya that may not happen.

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  • Made a conscious effort to unplug on more than one occasion. Going to my book on my show breaks rather than to my phone, and taking real paper pages to bed with me…. feels good.

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Some much needed quiet time. Sans technology. 

  • Finalized my vocal recording of a song for my fathers’ retirement party (that I couldn’t attend).  Recorded myself saying some words and sent them both off.  He’s gonna cry.  #Sorrynotsorry dad. 65 years young and my favorite person on the planet.

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  • Went to Dan’s bands’ final show and EP release. Met up with my best girl friends whom I hardly ever see now due to all of our crazy schedules. God, do I miss these ladies. I’m not a big socialite and rarely go out, but after these couple of weeks, damn did this feel good.

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Best Friends. No matter how often you see each other. 

  • Played around as a clown and laughed. From the belly.
  • Also cried.
  • Re-made these sweet potato hash stacks I experimented with a few weeks ago. Finalized my recipe (and recorded what I did this time) and did a wee photo shoot. DANG. These are incredible. Even better the second go around. Cannot wait to share these puppies with you. Sneak peak?
  • Made two bottles of kombucha: Cranberry Vanilla Bean and Apple Cinnamon Vanilla Bean. Dem Christmas Flavours.

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Artichoke Spinach panini with ALL THE CHEESE

  • Went to the Bulk Barn and got all the ingredients to make my batches of granola for Christmas Presents.  I’ve really got to get going on this gift thing.
  • Made Michele’s Butternut Sausage Bake with Kale. Don’t you love it when you find a recipe that literally uses ALL the ingredients you need to get rid of in your fridge? 
  • Put up my very few, but very sweet christmas decorations and strung up my christmas lights
  • I swept, dusted and wiped shelves, windexed my bathroom mirrors. Changed over my futon mattress.  Made my bed a few times. Finished a jar of almond butter.

All in all….

Saw friends. Laughed. Cried. Played. Struggled. Read. Learned. Remembered the importance of family and good friends. All the things that should probably be in a week.

I hope you are looking back on your past week and realizing all that you do, every day. And here’s to the one ahead. Happy Monday!

What’s one thing you loved about your last week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 COMMENTS

  1. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 14th Dec 15

    The show must go on….I’m pretty sure that’s what the theater folks say. It’s a great little metaphor for life yes? I think you managed to capture all of that last week: a little happy, a little say, a little introverted, a little extroverted, a little active, a little rest.

    Panini sandwiches really are a blessing, especially the ones packed with cheese: my favorite! I can’t wait to see the sweet potato recipe because you know I’m all about the #spudlove #tellmeaboutitspud

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up! I love having you every week. Have a I ever told you that?

    • mylittletablespoon | 14th Dec 15

      A perfect metaphor for life – you are totally right. Well thank you!! I love being “here” every week. It’s seriously my favorite post to write <3

  2. Kate Bennett | 14th Dec 15

    I wish I was hanging with you last week! 😀 So many fun (& delicious things)
    I love The Alchemist. I read it as a college freshman and it made a really big impression on me. I think I should read it again! & I know what you mean about not being a socialite. I love being with my friends but usually choose to stay at home, but then when I go out I remember how fun it is!
    Thank you for reminding me about your onion rings… I need those in my life… Also, I think you’ve inspired me to try making kombucha. Hopefully I don’t poison myself.

    • mylittletablespoon | 14th Dec 15

      I’m really enjoying the book! I hope to finish it before delving into my less “relaxing” reads. Even the biggest introverts need to go out sometimes… it truly is a nice reminder and can be even more fun when its a bit more rare of an occasion. Ooooo kombucha!! If you ever have questions give me a shout! They’re my babies <3

  3. cookiesnchem | 14th Dec 15

    Being stuck in a book looks fun! 🙂 I am drooling so much at your cheesy artichoke panini and now I’m off to check out the squash bake and sweet potato pancake recipes! Thank you for sharing – your week looked super and I hope this week is equally awesome. Reading about you and your father made me smile. I am sure he will absolutely love his retirement gift – it’s truly a special gift from the heart <3

    • mylittletablespoon | 15th Dec 15

      Hahaha…. “fun” is one word for it. Check out Meg’s paninis – cleaneatsfastfeets.com – I’d say hers and yours are the ones that get me salivating the most. And you’ll have to wait for the potato pancake recipe as I had to spend the last couple weeks perfecting the recipe but it will be up next week – SO good!! Thanks so much lady, I really hope he liked the gift. Hard to be away from family at this time ya know? Have SUCH a good week!

      • cookiesnchem | 15th Dec 15

        Okay! I really can’t wait. Sweet potatoes are heavenly, and in pancake form?! I can just imagine how good those would taste. I am sure he would love it <3
        I'm off to check out Meg's blog right now – always looking for ways to amp up the normal sammie!

  4. katalysthealth | 14th Dec 15

    I love that book!! I read it in high school with my dad 🙂

  5. bucketlisttummy | 14th Dec 15

    Wine and sushi – my favorite wind down combo. You look so cute in your costume! I love how social outings with friends can help keep life in perspective. You make your own kombucha?! I’ve been dying to brew up my own!

    • mylittletablespoon | 15th Dec 15

      Haha why thank you. You just worded it perfectly…” keep life in perspective”. That’s exactly it – and why fiends are so important. Yes I LOVE my scoby babies and making my own kombucha. Its so insanely easy and once you start you just can’t believe how ridiculously expensive the bottles in the stores are. I highly suggest it! (and if you have any questions give me a shout)

      • bucketlisttummy | 16th Dec 15

        alright, now you have me super curious. i may reach out with questions if/when i try this!

  6. Juli | 14th Dec 15

    You’re for sure a pretty lovely book 🙂

    I love the wine and sushi behind the scenes adult fun thing. Sometimes I think those are the best moments to blog about because they are so real. And hello panini #allthecheese!!!

    I think you did great last week. Hope this week is a good balance of all life has to offer again. Minus thre crying part. That shouldn’t be necessary for us too often!

    • mylittletablespoon | 15th Dec 15

      Haha well thank you – I did make a pretty lovely book I suppose. Thank Meg for that cheesy goodness – she was my inspiration. And thank you – I think a week that has a bit of all sides is a healthy one. But yes, not too heavy on the crying part preferably. 🙂

  7. Stephanie Leduc | 14th Dec 15

    I love that little behind the scenes wine and sushi, SO appropriate! The sweet potato hash stacks look delicious!!! Those kombucha flavors are so awesome, how creative! Good luck on learning your next script !!

  8. Jacklyn @ Jack's Balancing Act | 14th Dec 15

    I love these posts of yours 🙂 I don’t know anyone who performs on stage and I love the little glimpses I get of it from you. And the song for your dad’s party is the sweetest idea. You must be looking forward to hearing about his reaction. P.s. You always inspire me to unplug a bit and I love it so thank you for that!!

    • mylittletablespoon | 15th Dec 15

      Thanks lady! I definitely am looking forward to hearing of his reaction, and then seeing him in person in a week for Christmas! And YAY to unplugging. Seriously, even a few minutes is like a spiritual makeover.

  9. Gretchen | Gretchruns | 14th Dec 15

    You make that book look fabulous 🙂 It doesn’t get much better than sushi and wine and Netflix! Sign me up!

    • mylittletablespoon | 15th Dec 15

      Heecckkkkk ya! Round it out with some dark chocolate and nothing could bring me down.

  10. chasetheredgrape | 15th Dec 15

    What a wonderful week! It’s always bittersweet when a show wraps up but onwards and upwards to the next project!
    Those sweet potato cakes look amazing! Can’t wait for the recipe!

    • mylittletablespoon | 15th Dec 15

      Yep that’s exactly it. It’s always nice to have something lined up for right after so you don’t have time to lag in the bittersweetness. Can’t wait to share the recipe. Mmmm.

  11. Miss Polkadot | 15th Dec 15

    What do I even start commenting on first? Impossible to involve everything in one comment unless it’s a short novel’s length. Either way, all of what you did makes you even more sympathetic. Recording a song for your dad is so so sweet.
    I need to take a leaf from your book and work on a) Christmas presents [mostly homemade this year, too] and b) recipes for the blog. And unplugging …
    Speaking of books: you’re a cute one! I played a child in one of the plays we presented with our Performing Arts class in school, too. An interesting experience.

  12. hungryforbalance | 15th Dec 15

    I love the pictures!! I bet your show was so good!! I can’t wait to hear about the next one!
    I really REALLY need to get on my homemade Christmas gifts. You know… Probably sometime next week 😉
    I love recipes that use up fridge leftovers. That one sounds delicious!
    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  13. Ellie | 16th Dec 15

    The panini looks AMAZING! Your week looked so fun, I’m jealous. The last musical I was in was Seussical back in 10th grade, same colorful costumes though. The best thing about my week was opening up different possibilities for next year that seemed off my radar. I am excited for 2016, I don’t know why, and I don’t care because I love this feeling 🙂

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