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Blessings & Beer

beerWhat a wild week it’s been!  My Big Brother is visiting from out of State and he has brought his amazing girlfriend with him to introduce her to the family.  We all concur that she is a keeper.  We’ve never seen my brother so happy and she is a really cool chick to boot.

I think I have drunk more beer this week than I have in the last six months, but that’s what happens when our family gets together, invariably there will be food and there will be hooch.

Yesterday was no exception.  The siblings, my Big Brother, my Big Sister and myself meandered on an adventure and found ourselves at the Goliad Brewing Company.  If you ever find yourself in South Texas and want a fun, free admission, family friendly place to listen to great live music and drink some amazing crafted beer, you really should take advantage of this little gem we have in the little town of Goliad.  We went on the Brewing Tour and sampled some of their very best selections and also ate some very yummy BBQ from Dad’s Place BBQ who had their food truck stationed on the grounds.  We met some wonderful people, played some extremely frustrating games of Corn hole and made some wonderful memories.  It should be noted that the line of beer bottles in the picture above were not all consumed by Yours Truly, it was a community, family effort on the part of all the siblings and their significant others….and there were many more beers consumed after this photo was taken.

I’ve been on vacation this week….or as I like to call it, a Staycation.  Between hurricanes ex-husbands and other stressors, I just needed some time to practice some self care.  I did that, for sure.  Every morning has been lazy, with long cups of coffee, lots of gaming and a little bit of writing. I’ve begun a Yoga practice again and have challenged myself to do 30 days of yoga consistently and I’ve taken the leap to start a PayPal account to figure out how to start expanding the Single & Selfish brand.  I feel so blessed to have found a passion that indeed is a passion, but also seems to be speaking to the hearts of people.   I’ve got a few idea’s circling, not fully formed yet, and of course, I have the book that I’m writing that has kind of stalled in these last few weeks but is going to become a reality, as I put the Law of Attraction to use by pouring energy into the words to bring it into reality.

Wow, did I really just go full on Hippy-Dippy by including Yoga, Self Care and Laws of Attraction in one long paragraph? Yes Folks, yes I did.

So as vacations are want to do, they eventually must come to an end and mine comes to an end today.  So does all that beer drinking.  Phew! My waistline has taken a hit this week with the food, the drink, the staycation-ing….so it’s time to shake the dust off the Responsibility Hat (think Sorting Hat, but with less wrinkles) and get back to business.

I feel so immensely blessed right now in my life and where I am emotionally and spiritually.  It has been a long road to get here, the lessons have been many and some have been a challenge, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  Who knew that getting a divorce would in some ways – be the best thing to happen to me in a long time?  I never thought I’d say that, but in reading other writings from other divorced people, I’m not alone in feeling that way.  I am at a point in my life where the joy is plentiful, the blessings are many and the beauty is all around me.

Wow….someone took their hippy-pill today, huh?

Have a sparkly day everyone!

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