For this week’s Week In Review, I’m documenting the things that seem to be feeling good right now. A retake on my “What’s Working” post. Achievements of any kind always feel good, hence why this weekly link up always feels good, but last week there were a few extra shifts which seem to be fitting a pretty nice groove.
Go visit Meg for all the list-loving-self-gratifying celebrations
Doing things right away
I love lists. We all know this. But lately – ever since I cleared my to do list the other week and got over the initial freak out/anxiety/utter confusion of what to do – I’ve actually wanted to not have a to do list. I’m starting to get better at just doing things right away. Or….ish. I’m still human. Instead of thinking, “oh I need to do this,” but then for whatever made up reason…. not doing it… I’m beginning to take a second thought, go back, and say, “oh for christ’s sake just do it NOW and get it over with.” I did this a number of times and as a result crossed off a number of annoying tasks that would have so easily get pushed from day to day to day.
Trying new things. Purple things, apparently.
So I don’t own a cooling rack (I KNOW. With the amount of baking I do!? I’m a total imposter you guys). But I was so jazzed when I first saw Meg’s recipe for sweet potato chips and then Annemarie’s recipe for BBQ beet chips in which neither uses a dehydrator, but I wasn’t able to give them a go because I didn’t have the secret behind their baking success. I was finally able to borrow a baking rack from my friend and since I had a couple big beets that needed to be used, I got my BEET on. They were sooooooo good. I love trying new things in the kitchen and seeing how they work out. I’m coming for you next, sweet taters.
I had never seen them in my grocery stores before, so when I spotted the regal purple shimmering in the distance, I had to pick up a couple. Basically…. I fell in love at first bite. Utter, complete, drooling, stumbling love. So I went back the next day and picked up 5 more.
That being said, I thought they were going to be purple inside? I guess that is a “purple sweet potato?” and thus, a form of the tater I still have yet to try. But oh man one of these babies baked up with lots of butter and salt? Colour don’t matter for that.
Returning to old favorites
Or on leftover beet coconut bread for a light snack/lunch.
Treating myself to little purchases
Finishing up items in my fridge
Crushing Creative Urges
For the first few days of the week, I had this really, really strong urge to paint. Or draw. To just, make some sort of art. So finally, when I could not ignore the craving any longer, I grabbed my sketchbook and box of pencil crayons and just let them take me where they wanted. Guys. This felt amazing. Not only because it was crushing the obvious desire/craving I had, but because it was like journaling…. or mind dumping… only with colors and swirls and the complete allowance to totally go outside the lines. No plans. No judgements of what comes out. If you have never tried this, and especially if you like to journal, I so highly recommend it. It was such a soothing therapeutic night for me.
There is nothing I like more than quiet, alone time in a theatre or studio. I perform a 30 minute one woman “show” tomorrow night – something I’ve been working on since the summer – so I spent a lot of time in the theatre, often early in the morning before anyone else was even around – rehearsing and fine tuning. I really like my piece. It is very personal, speaks to something I hold very close and means a lot to me – so I just hope others like it as well.
New Inner Dialogue
So… I “celebrated” with a big ass piece of carrot cake.
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What was feeling good to you last week?
Do you find doing art therapeutic?
What new recipe do you want to try?
Jamaican Sweet Potato vs Purple Sweet Potato… different things?
What is your “celebration” food of choice?