Didn’t I just write one of these? Will I ever write anything else besides these weekly brain dumps?
Let’s jump in.
This week kicked off with me wallowing. I had just wrapped up a pretty successful event the day before and I was beating myself up about what I wished I would have done differently. I knew I would be pushed beyond my comfort zone. In a complete panic, I threw most of the speaking responsibilities onto my co-host. In typical Wendy fashion, I stepped back out of the frame and wilted into the wallpaper. I’m tired of being that girl. I shared my disappointment with a friend on Monday morning and she told me “Don’t let yourself get put in a place if it’s not where you want to be.” But, I put myself there. I need to figure out how to stop doing that.
I dropped into Starbucks during the week for an iced coffee. I don’t like this particular location I went to; it’s small and awkwardly set up but mostly because I don’t like the staff. One guy makes me incredibly uncomfortable and he’s always there. He reminds me of the boys in high school who were loud and made fun of everyone else. I walked in as he shouted “OPRAH IN THE 80’s ON THE BAR!” — I figured he meant the new Oprah branded chai tea but I didn’t really get his joke. Someone else didn’t either because he then said “Oprah Grande” and I got his dumb joke. Chuckles all around, dude.
By the way…have you tried the Oprah Chai Tea? Order the iced version next time you go. Delicious.
Speaking of Oprah. I caught my first episode of Super Soul Sunday because it featured this short featuring Hollye Jacobs who wrote the NY Times best selling book The Silver Linings about her experience with breast cancer. It’s the book I wish I would have written myself. But, I’ve got something up my sleeve. I just need to act on it.
Speaking of books. My daughter was home sick from school on Friday and by Saturday afternoon this mama had some serious cabin fever. A trip to Target was in order and I was on a mission to grab It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow. Why? Well, I’ve found myself having a paradigm shift about food. Plus, I’ve been following Andrea Howe (@gwynethmademedoit on Instagram) and have found her quest to to cook creatively with real, whole foods totally inspirational.
Speaking of food. I finally watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead while the little one slept the day away on Friday. I’ve done a 3-day juice cleanse and it’s not that easy. Joe Cross did it for 60 days. I’m not crazy enough to attempt even a 10-day cleanse but I am open to adding more juice to my diet. It was so interesting to learn about micronutrients and what they can do for the body. Got any good green juice recipes to share?
Five things I’m currently excited about:
1. Parenthood was renewed for its final season! So, boo for it being the final season. But, yay for one more!
2. I tore through the Jason Priestly memoir over the weekend. It was heads and tails better than the Jennie Garth memoir; well written and the time line was accurate! 90210 fans will not be disappointed. I’m thinking my review of the book needs a stand alone blog post…maybe later this week!
3. Both Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark of Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia commented on my IG post this week. I love, love, love their podcast and would totally go to the No Kid Hungry event, if I didn’t already have plans on June 1st.
4. Have you seen the extra long commercial for the movie The Fault in Our Stars? I loved that book so much and cried my eyes out when I finished it. Who wants to cry some more with me when it opens on June 6th?
5. New car = Sirius Radio = Howard Stern. Reunited after all these years. It’s been a long time since I listened regularly. I was an early adopter of Sirius Radio when Howard moved from terrestrial radio. But life happened and I haven’t been able to listen in a long time. I was shocked to hear Mary Ann still calls in everyday.
Still working on tons of new content including that friendship post and my thoughts on anonymous blog comments…all coming soon! Thanks for hanging.