I’ve had a really tough week. Just… ugh. I haven’t been very mentally stable. A lot of anxiety. A lot of guilt. Very ungrounded. Negative coping. Tough feelings. I wrote a post about it, actually – thinking it would be my Week In Review. But then I realized I missed my normal way of ending the week: by listing the little accomplishments that soothed my soul. So I’m back focusing on just that. The little, simple things that put some ease and happiness into some difficult days. My other post will get its day later this week.
This week I…
Linking up with the fabulous Meg
I somewhat set up my little desk/office space. Not quite done but feeling pretty cozy.
I got out my old plug-in mouse again, hoping that using it may be better for my crunched-over-laptop posture
Ever since seeing Joyce’s Instagram post, I’ve been craving steel cut slow-cooker oats like mad. Something I always used to make but hadn’t in a very long time. And then I saw these and any contemplation was done. Cooked up a big batch of slow cooker pumpkin oats with added molasses and gingerbread spice and enjoyed them at my new little work space.
Served hot with added almond milk, peanut butter drizzle, banana and raspberries
To relieve a lot of anxiety, I did some much desired BAKING. And happily discovered that baking in my new kitchen is quite fun 🙂
A reunion batch of Suz’s Recovery Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with chickpea flour and the optional avocado. I’m not sure what it is about these guys but I had been craving them ever since I last made them.
THESE absolute new favorite chocolate brownie bites. Seriously, I did not think they would turn out as amazing as they did. I took some inspiration from Brittany’s idea and filled some with a peanut flour paste, some with homemade raspberry chia jam, and some with BOTH. PB&J goes brownie style. Yes. Please.
And some chickpea flour chocolate chip cookies. Yep. These are also damn good.
I sat down to write out a budget and figured out how much I “need” to work to feel safe financially
I booked a film. Hurrah. But…. I had to turn it down. The shoot conflicted too much with the run of the show that I am managing this coming week. Of course right? Seriously, Murphy. Give me a break why don’t you.
I made a trip down to my old area to do a few errands including retuning a book to the library and hitting up the market
Kale – Wow!
And stopped to get my old favorite muffin. Plus an extra to take home…
I hit up the bulk barn and treated myself to a lot of feel-good goodies. Like…
Vanilla peppermint Clodhoppers!!! I mean, how could I NOT!?
And sparkly star shaped yogurt pretzels
Oh how I love the Christmas aisle…
I grocery shopped for a re-stock of baking supplies I was needing to do since the move
I swept and wiped the floors, finally set up my chromecast with my TV, made more of my all purpose cleaner and body wash and put away a few more little things here and there
I worked every day at rehearsal, in preparation for our opening this Tuesday. I also worked every evening at the restaurant. I volunteered to leave a few hours early one night, because it was slow, so went home and spent an entire evening on my couch, for the first time since moving in. And then I suffered extreme guilt for it the next day. Because, since I’m not working at all next week due to the show, I “should” have been making money. So I picked up a shift the following night to make up for it. See? Just a little look into the mindframe I’ve been in this week. Dan also hasn’t been here in over a week so, alone time is just not feeling good.
All the more reason why these little things were important this week.Baking And Buying Treats for a little Self Care #weekinreview #thelittlethings #sweettooth #bakingtherapy Click To Tweet
Have you started on the Christmas treats yet?
Do you have a cozy place for working in your house?
Do you write out a budget?