I'm crap at coming up with regular series blog post titles, but think I've landed on calling my Tuesday posts, It's Tuesday-Affirmative! Once each week I log at least five things that are affirming for my sense of health and well being. I get in funks and know some weeks it is a struggle to think of things, this one being one of those weeks, so join me at the end and add your own please.
1. DD2 is overly stressed right now with work, her friends wedding (which thankfully is over on Saturday), her former boyfriend, and just trying to make a life for herself away from home. I messaged an old friend from high school who lives in her general area to find out about networking opportunities in her community for young professionals and those in the arts, just on a hunch she might know of such things. Almost immediately friend, who I haven't really spoken to since our last high school class reunion in any detail, got back with a person for my daughter to connect to, big in the arts community, plus an invitation for dinner for DD. My friend said people think of her in her town as a connector, so I guess I reached out at the right time to the right person. Real friends, no matter the time or distance, still are there.
2. I'm so far feeling good, not deprived, on my latest healthier eating attempt. I'm holding off weighing myself more than one time per week, so I don't get discouraged by the ups and downs, but generally, feel like this time I might have success dropping the pounds I must.
3. I found a new cool outside yard game for my nephew, who loves playing yard games at the lake, and he approved. He also loved the basketball shirt, and we got a big old hug from the cutie. If anyone is looking, it was sort of a lawn dart/boccie ball combo, with weighted balls instead of the sword things. I might actually pick up a second one to just keep at the lake as I think we all might enjoy it. I'm looking for ways to be excited about lake time with DH's family.
4. I did a bit more research on possible options for a Europe trip next year and came across a VRBO listing, or several, for a whole Paris apartment at rates lower than I had been estimating. It would give us a home base, kitchen to keep the cost of eating out at bay, and save funds that if we chose to add a night for a side trip elsewhere, I could still create a trip within a budget we could afford. I love the magic of the Internet with information at my fingertips to help create real possibilities.
Please comment your thoughts below. I'd like to hear if anyone else has used VRBO.