Weekends. Weekends are bliss. This is a fact I totally started to take for granted having worked from home for the past two years. I started my new position last week and it puts me in the magazine offices five days a week. Love my job, love running a magazine, writing, editing, managing is just in me. But the on-the-freeway-before-dark and leaving my fur babies has been a big adjustment.
I believe God puts changes into our life so that we need him. Me personally, I believe its so I cling to him. After what we went through over Christmas and the physical pain I am still dealing with with my pelvic issues, I know this new venture is a struggle, but when I look to Him every morning, noon and night (and all the moments in between), I can see my blessings and it makes it easier.
Which is why I now savor, not squander, my day of rest.
This past weekend was wonderful. You know those weekends that feel really long and totally satisfying. Like a long, warm hug, or a deep, comfy bed you just want to roll around in and never leave? It was one of those weekends. And I am so thankful that it was because it was much needed. Over Christmas we hosted multiple parties and I think almost every family we have was hosted in our home, and though I adore every single one of them, a weekend with my darling Mr. Charming was so badly needed.
We started the Whole 30 up again, and Mr. Charming does SO well eating well. Doing Paleo, I'm awesome at it. But take away my grain-free baked goods and honey and I'm a crazy woman. At least this time around there's no bad headache. Hallelujah. From time to time we visit our dream home developer and walk through the models. Even though we love where God has us, we like to dream and it helps us stay focused on our goals on rough days.
We are looking forward to this weekend, we will be grooming the doggies, as they are starting to lose their winter undercoat ALL OVER THE HOUSE. Well Princeton is, little Charlie doesn't shed at all. Love schnauzers!
I will be an official blogger on Saturday at the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo. I'm excited to visit my favorite booths and hopefully see some new companies. For Christmas, Mr. Charming got us tickets to see Whitney Cummings at the Improv. I miss her show and am excited to see some awesome comedy.
The rest of the weekend I hope to catch up on the blog, worship, read and savoring... every... moment.
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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