Sunday Night Check-In: Surf’s Up!

FullSizeRenderI had a really social weekend this weekend. I had the opportunity to go to my niece and nephew’s music graduation Friday night and my other niece’s confirmation celebration today. It’s fun seeing them grow up and celebrate milestones. I can’t believe how tall they are all getting. It won’t be long until they all look like little adults, and they’ll no longer be interested in talking to me at all. That drift is already happening right before my eyes. Life goes on …..

IMG_2211Saturday I headed out to the Farmer’s Market early, and I met a young man and his Mom who were selling BBQ sauce. It was their first day at the market. Tres Bien Que is the son’s business, and Mom was helping out. Apparently he’s already really successful. His Tres Bien Que BBQ sauce is already in 15 local grocery stores like Calandro’s Supermarket. They are also at Alexander’s pop-up market, V Watt’s Trade Day and on Indie Plate. I really liked them and loved the spicy sweet tea BBQ sauce, so I bought some. I told them I didn’t like meat all that much, but I’d try it on tofu and let them know how it is. I think you should go try it, and tell Trey I sent you.

I came home Saturday and did some yoga before meeting my friend Beth for coffee and my Meetup group at Superior Grill for some dinner and music. We had a great time even though it was really hard to hear on the patio. The place was packed. I met a couple of really cool women – one of them a misplaced Bostonian who has fallen in love with South Louisiana. I loved her accent, and it reminded me so much of my favorite city in the country. It’s been way too long since I’ve been there. I’m salivating for cannolis just thinking about it.

I headed out to the Mississippi Gulf Coast early this morning since it was on my way to my brother’s house, and I got a chance to walk on the beach with Ashok. It was windy, and the usually calm bay was whipped up into heavy whitecaps. The tide was going out, and a long lovely pool had formed on the beach. Ashok had a ball running through it and rolling in the sand. Afterwards we visited my friends John and Gwen while they picked my brain about blogging. We had a lovely light breakfast after sitting for a spell on their veranda. I can already tell the days are starting to get hotter and muggier. I was fairly uncomfortable today for the first time in awhile. But, I’m going to try to keep my cool about it. I headed over to the Mockingbird for a coffee and a short visit with my friend Phillip that I met the last time I was in the bay and then bought some cookies and flatbread from the Serious Bread Company as my contribution to the confirmation lunch.

IMG_2216This weekend I was struggling a bit with my perfectionism and worrying about how people perceive me. I was sort of on a roller coaster ride with my emotions. Feeling strong and confident one minute …  the next minute feeling like a 12 year old at her first dance. A friend of mine recommended I read a book which helped me shift my perspective a bit, and I feel much better. Right now I think that I’m just about as talented and capable as anybody else, and, if the rest of the world doesn’t see it… well … that’s their loss. I’m not about to live my life as if I’m in some show where I have to be somebody I’m not. At this moment, I feel like I’m pretty special just like I am.

It was a lovely day all around, and the weekend was pretty fun. It seems like it’s only been a half hour since I left work on Friday night. This was a really short one. I don’t feel as rested as I like to feel on a Sunday night, but I’ll go do my yoga nidra soon, and that will probably fix me right up. I’m looking forward to going to bed tonight. All my animals are brushed, fed and walked, and it’s time to start settling in.

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