An Uncomplicated Life Blog: High Five for Friday!

Friday, March 28, 2014

High Five for Friday!

You know what’s so great about these High Five for Friday posts? It gets you looking back at your week for all the good stuff that happened. Even if, when I sit down to write these Friday posts, I think, “Meh, it was a mediocre week…” after writing these posts I get to thinking, “Dang! This week was pretty great!”

If you’re in a place in your life where you need a little extra positivity, and aren’t we all, I really suggest taking a few moments out of your day at the end of the week to look back and find some things that you’re thankful for, that made you smile, or just generally made you a happier camper. It REALLY changes your perspective on the whole week and gets you in the habit of looking for the good things in your life.

And now that my sermon has concluded, here are my five bestest moments of the last week in March:

1) I posted this about the importance of yoga in general, and how I was using my practice to get me ready for my planned natural birth. I was absolutely, positively OVERWHELMED by the fantastic response from you all! I’ve been getting emails and messages of encouragement all week long; and outside of the “birth realm” I’ve had numerous conversations with folks looking to start their own yoga practice, and the best way for them to do that. The outcomes of this post will leave me smiling for WEEKS to come, and I have all of you to thank for that! (You can also see some of my poses circulating on my Pinterest if you happen to be a Pinner)

2    2) MY SISTER IS IN TOWN!!! She lives in NYC and I’m down here in Dallas, so the obvious choice was for her to come to the warm, sunny South while NYC still gets its spring act together. While we won’t be able to stay up late drinking wine for this particular visit, we have some fun activities planned for the weekend!

3    3) Speaking of fun activities… She’s doing our maternity shoot this weekend! (See, there was a reason for the time consuming mani/pedi yesterday - and also the BLUE toes for the baby BOY shoot!) I’m not one for a photo-montage of bare belly pics and the “looking longing and lovingly into the eyes of your partner while everyone cups your belly” shots (ya know, with like, mist in the background. I mean… whoa) She has her own photography business, which you should check out, and also did a bombdotcom job with our engagement photos, an example of which you can see here. I know she’ll do a great job and I can’t wait to share a few of the shots with you!

Tootsies are ready for a baby BOY maternity shoot!
S    4) Speaking of maternity shots (see how all the weeks events were inter-related?), I actually went out, to a brick and mortar store, to get part of my maternity outfit. I am NOT a shopper. I don’t like excessive “things” lying around my house, so I buy what I need, when I need it, with only occasional extra purchases. Most of said purchasing is done online, free from checkout lines, fitting room fiascos and mall-walkers (who always stop RIGHT in front of me, where I’m trying to walk. Whudupwitdat?) Like I said, my sis and I were brainstorming our maternity shoot just this week, so I was left with no other choice but to actually GO to a store… And it wasn’t horrible! Turns out, mid-day, mid-week shopping can actually be pleasant: I found a parking spot right away, didn’t have to elbow anyone to maneuver past them, AND what I was looking for was on sale! Winning.

5    5) I discovered fresh-squeezed pineapple juice. Not the junk in the “juice” aisle that’s three percent juice and 97% high-fructose corn syrup with various dyes to make it look fruity. Please, just don’t even go down that aisle. No no, the stuff from the juice bar that must be refrigerated, goes bad in about four days, and has ONE ingredient: the fruit for which the juice is named. OMG, y’all!!! It. Is. So. Good. Cannot. Stop. Consuming.

THIS juice. Nuf said.


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