Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, Tunisia, Syria…everywhere. Pain and suffering. Innocent lives being taken. Families torn apart. Now more than ever I wish there was a magic button we could press to make everything better. But I know we’re far from finding that button.
As I was watching the news on Friday night, I felt so much hate in my heart for the people who are causing this pain. But hate isn’t the answer. I know that. I have no concrete proof that the opposite is working either. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize that the only thing we can do that has a chance of healing and helping is to send love, peace, and light to those who need it.
So that’s what I’m choosing…to put as much love and strength and positive energy into the world as possible.
It feels a bit strange to go into a weekend recap, but one of the other things I thought a lot about is how we can’t stop living, especially when senseless things like this happen. In fact, we need to live more and show those who are trying to tear us down that they won’t succeed. Love and light will always overcome evil and darkness.
So with that in mind, here’s how our low key weekend went…
I spent Friday evening glued to the TV while waiting for Vishnu to get home.
Saturday was different. I decided to get out of the house…to run errands but still…
After dropping Vishnu off at work, I came home and resisted the urge to crawl back in to bed. Instead, I did an old school Jillian Michaels’ workout – No More Trouble Zones. Just as tough as I remember it!
I then showered, ate breakfast, and headed to Trader Joe’s for some early morning grocery shopping action. I was in and out in a flash because apparently St. Pete residents aren’t early morning people! Before heading home, I made two more pit stops at Target (didn’t buy a single thing!) and the dry cleaners.
And then it was time to get my hair cut. You guys, I had almost four inches chopped off!
Straight hair/no makeup
Love the length and the lighter feel. It’s exactly what I wanted!
I had one final errand to run before calling it a day. The library! I finally went and got a library card because that’s the only way I can use Overdrive. Free books here I come!
The rest of the day was spent working on blog stuff, doing a little food prep, etc.
The evening plan was to pick up Vishnu from work and head to dinner somewhere. Unfortunately, he didn’t get done until 9:30 pm. I could’ve easily made us a couple of salads or something, but because I was craving pizza in a big way, I asked if he wanted to grab a few slices from a local pizza place. Pizza > salads so he was obviously down!
Late night pizza always tastes good…yum!
That brings me to Sunday. Vishnu had a little work to finish up, and I had my usual cleaning, laundry, miscellaneous stuff routine to get through. But other than that, we caught up on last week’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder –> If you don’t watch this show, you need to get on the crazy train and catch up. It’s insane! Our Sunday also included football (mostly Vishnu), a long walk (me), Diwali and Indian New Year phone calls with various family members, etc.
Well, sending all of you LOTS of love and strength as we start a new week.
P.S. Thank you so much for the positive comments about the blog redesign. I’m so in love! It’s exactly what I was hoping for and more. If you’re looking to do something similar, I HIGHLY recommend Laura from Pixel Me Designs. She’s a design genius. Can’t say enough good things about her and her work!