So I just woke up to 8 texts from my mom. She was at a business conference with my dad and getting bored so she decided to textbomb my phone… The first text that I missed was before 9:00PM. I’m pretty sure I feel asleep on my bed about 30 minutes before that though. The first thought that I had when I woke up was, “What happened?” Let me tell you what my conclusion is- Life happened.
This is a real freaking job people. With real ups and downs. Real long hours. Real customers who are sometimes happy, and sometimes not. And those not-so-happy customers will make you want to quit and just cry, but you have to keep on swimming.
When I woke up tonight after my unexpected nap at around 11:00PM I promptly texted my mom back so that she would know I wasn’t a. ignoring her or b. dead (although let’s face it- all mothers automatically assume the worst and always go with b). Then I washed my face and brushed my teeth and hopped back in bed. Yep, no need to put on pajamas because my sweat pants and volleyball shirt came on as soon as I got back from work.
It’s now 6 minutes til 12:00AM so I am going to wrap this post up fast with a simple round-up of links that I found particularly interesting this week. You should check some of them out because I think you’ll like them too!
First category- food for obvious reasons. Here are some mouth-watering-good recipes that I stumbled upon this week in WIAW blogs as well as Pinterest and other random places:
Grain-Free, Egg-Free Pancakes from Purely Twins
Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies from Peachy Palate
Vegan Caprese Baked Pasta from Edible Perspective
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups– Inside Out! from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Five Minute Vegan Alfredo Sauce from The Fitchen
Second category- food for thought posts. These are the posts from bloggers that really made me think, which in my eyes is always a major accomplishment.
Taylor Made It Paleo wrote a post this week with a new recipe for a Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. In itself the recipe looks great, but not particuarly earth-shattering. What I found interesting though was her introduction where she confesses that she had a number people rudely point out to her that her macaroon picture had a blonde hair in it…. Really? Is that what people do now? Have they moved on from body shaming to food shaming now? Let’s spend our time more wisely people– like perhaps making Taylor’s macaroon recipe. It sounds like you had a bad day and good use some dessert to cheer you up.
Running With Spoon’s The Stigma of Healthy Living. I really like this post from Amanda because she points out the judgmental tendencies of bloggers and the effects that they can have on fellow bloggers- like feeling the need to not share everything we really ate for fear of being ridiculed or picked apart. Again, that’s not what this community is for! What I really appreciate is that Amanda pointed out these things without being judgmental herself. I feel like so many people have written posts on similar topics in the past few weeks, but have been quite hypocritical in the sense that while calling others out on being judgey, they too have been putting others down.
Third category- pinterest pins. Here are just a few pins from my boards this week that I thought were worth sharing.
Last but not least are some buzzfeed articles that I believe are either hilarious or thought-provoking. Most likely both. I swear, buzzfeed is one of my favorite websites these days. I can get lost for hours just browsing through their articles.
8 Foods We Eat in the U.S. That Are Banned in Other Countries- There really are some frightening ingredients in our food.
11 Mouth-Watering Pokemon Cupcakes- Who wouldn’t want to eat an adorable Jiggly Puff pastry?
16 Most Outrageous Things that Betty White Said- Oh man is she funny!
What’s It Like Playing Candy Crush- Although I’ve never played this, I know many of you do!
17 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas- I know you foodies will appreciate all of the ideas!
Now I’m off to bed for real this time! Tomorrow is Friday and this weekend I’m heading home to celebrate a few family birthdays (Happy Birthday Mom!). I’ll be sure to share lots of pictures of the festivities on the blog next week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Share your favorite Recipe, Food for Thought post, Pinterest Pins, or Buzzfeed Articles from this week. Spread the love and put the links in the comments!