Good Morning Friends,
I took a week off of my blog, but I can’t apologize for it. My head had been hurting. I felt so under the weather it was ridiculous, and I felt so overwhelmed that I just wanted to cry. I didn’t know what I needed. Have you ever felt like that? Have you ever reached a point where you simply didn’t know what you needed to feel better? That’s where I was this past week. So my Daddy declared that I take some time off of the blog. At first I worried about people unsubscribing or unfollowing me on Instagram. “Who cares?” he said, looking straight into my eyes. It was then that I was reminded of why I write here in the first place. I’m a Little who simply wants to share my knowledge, stories, and thoughts with the world. It’s as simple as that.
I write books, not because I make any money off of them, but because I want to help the Cg/l community grow and thrive. I want to give us resources and a place in this giant, vanilla world. I don’t do it for the follows (though I love that you all are here! <3) and I certainly don’t do it for the likes on Instagram.
So I took a week off of the blog.
In the many hours this past week of detaching from it all, I began cooking again. Not that I wasn’t cooking before. I was… well, kind of. I would splash something together and call it “cooking”. lol. But I wasn’t being creative in the kitchen. I would follow someone else’s recipe and call it a day. But this week I got creative with my own ideas. It felt damn good. I made a simple penne pomodoro e mozzarella that I’ve been conceptualizing in my head for quite some time, but wanted to do in a way that was easy, economical, and delicious. And it worked!!
I made a simple strawberry shortcake with Bisquick that was melt-in-your-mouth divine.
And I began playing around with wigs! Yes, you read that right. Wigs. I had never worn a wig before. I never had any reason to. But, one day I was watching a talk show when a woman, (who I swear she didn’t look like she had a wig on!), said “Honey, I’m wearing a wig right now! I get to have the beauty of long hair and then when I don’t want to deal with it… I take it off!”. My jaw hit the floor. It was brilliant. I have always wanted long hair. But my natural hair is VERY thick, curly, and heavy. So, I thought “why not give it a try?”. A few clicks on Amazon and my new wig had arrived. Of course, that said… I’m a Little. So you know I went all “playing dress up” with this wig and chose pink! 😀
So… I took the week off.
And I snuggled in my Daddy’s arms. I napped on his stomach and thigh. (They both are SO comfy). We watched Netflix movies while noshing on delicious food. We talked about new looks and hairstyles I can do with my “new hair”. We listened to Spring rain storms roll across the vineyards here. We sat back and enjoyed life together and it was so worth it.
Sometimes the best medicine in life is to disconnect and unwind. Only then can you come back stronger, and happier than ever. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. Let me know if you’d like the recipe for these two dishes and I’ll post them up here. 🙂 Stay tuned for the next post, and as always, keep on smiling! 🙂