Do you ever find yourself needing a break from not just the stressful areas of life, but also from elective hobbies as well?
That is how I have felt the last couple of weeks. I love writing and blogging, and I truly appreciate anyone who enjoys reading my words. That is a huge reason I write, for the chance to touch even one person’s life in a positive way. Sometimes though, I realize it is important for me to just take a step back and get my priorities in check. When my creative juices quit flowing, I know it is time to reevaluate. I have been writing 5 days a week for the past few months, and I know I have to take it back a notch in order to enjoy my hobby without it feeling like a second job. I will probably be posting more like 2-3 times a week for a while to see how that goes. Who knows, I may just need a little break to make blogging feel less scheduled. I want to have fun with my blog and never feel forced to write.
Does anyone else who writes a blog ever feel like this? What about some other hobbies: Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the pressure of those? How about blog reading: Do you ever feel as if you get stressed keeping up with all of the blogs you love?
This past weekend was a fun one! We celebrated my husband’s 26th birthday with dinner at BD’s Mongolian Grill. I have been there before, but not in quite a while and had forgotten how much I really like it. For those of you who have never been to BD’s, it is basically a make-your-own stir fry place. You start with an empty bowl and go down a line filled with a variety of raw meat, raw veggies, and sauces. You load up your bowl with whatever you think looks good and then head on over to the huge cooking zone. Over high heat, the cooks make the stir fry’s on a giant cooking plate. I filled my bowl up with chicken and a little sirloin, along with broccoli, onions, edamame, baby corn, and mushrooms. I then added a raw egg to be cooked along with the rest of my dish, and made up a sauce mixture of soy, teriyaki, fresh minced garlic, and jalapeno. My dad is a huge fan of buffet-style dining, so I had a feeling he would really enjoy this restaurant, and I was right. He loaded up two bowls with all of the meat he could find: sirloin, chicken, shrimp, scallops, etc. For a man who likes a little veggies with his meal, this place was right up his alley. BD’s is definitely a restaurant that can appeal to everyone.
After dinner, we headed back to our house for cake and presents.
I went with a golfing theme this year and got him a couple pair of golfing shorts, a red Nike golf polo, and a navy blue Callaway polo.
The cake I chose was a Chocolate Irish Cream Cake with Buttercream Frosting from Ele Cake Company, my favorite bakery. It is also where I got my wedding cake from, which was made up of three tiers: White cake, Red Velvet, and the Chocolate Irish Cream.
I was excited too that I got to use my cake platter for the very first time, a gift we received for our wedding!
I went with an orange and blue theme to celebrate his beloved Denver Broncos.
I also hired some entertainment for the party.
I know what you are thinking, this looks so dangerous! I completely agree, but what do you do with a dog who thinks he is a cat, beside laugh and take pictures?
Tebow is getting so big and when he was little and would walk the couch, it was pretty funny. Now I am just fearful of what is going to be hurt first: My precious dog or my new couch and unfortunately (fortunately!!) I am betting on my couch.
Tell me how you feel about writing a blog/following a blog. Do you ever need a break?
If you are married, what was your wedding cake flavor? If you haven’t been married, what is your favorite cake flavor?
Does anyone else’s dog like to walk on their couch? (No? Just mine?! 😉 )
Have you ever ate at BD’s?