But like I said, things are also beautiful here. Other than my youngest putting hand sanitizer, melted popsicle, a hundred small beads, and his own pee (twice) on the floor in the span of a few hours, things are rosy. And when they aren't, I have found strange power to cheer me up, in watching the Jimmy Fallon/ Justin Timberlake History of Rap videos on youtube. Seriously. I never listen to rap, but I guess I did in the 90's, and that's all it takes to really appreciate what they're doing in those segments. Awesome. sauce. And yes, I dance around like a fool and wave my hands like I'm coordinated and cool and starring in a video being shot in Miami. My kids are too little to judge yet.
Other things that have given me joy, in addition to 90's rap and my sweet children? Making crostini (basically fancy buttered toast) with smashed avocado, lime juice, sea salt, and bacon on it. Yuuuummmmm. That's a lot of perfection. In related news, my store was almost out of bacon when I went. Of all the brands! I swear it wasn't me. Or at least, it wasn't all me. Also, it makes me laugh, realizing I was probably in my mid-twenties before I ever tried avocado. Poor young me!
Lastly, I'm 38 years old and still learning what makes me tick. And it turns out that editing photos is one of my happy places. Hours fly by while I'm working on trying to get the best out each photo. And it's easy when you're working with this adorableness:
What about you? Are you dealing with the emotions of a season coming to a close? What do you watch/ listen to when you need a boost? And what are you eating or doing that is a good fit for who you are now?