Hope your week has been going well. My week has been really confusing. Having the day off for the 4th of July was wonderful, but it also has me questioning what day it is every hour or so.
Some people decided to take Monday off which is probably smart. Though, I didn’t DARE ask for the day off because I just got back from two weeks away.
Still, it feels nice that the weekend is almost upon us!
In keeping with my typical Thursday theme and continuing that positivity from yesterday’s post flowing, here are a few things I’ve been loving this week! As always, leave a comment below and tell me what’s making you smile. I love reading them! 🙂
Our 4th of July
Initially, we were planning on doing the typical hamburgers and hot dog bit. But Katy was craving carnitas. I was craving margaritas. So we decided to change the menu to Mexican food! Besides, it felt more patriotic to celebrate America’s independence with food from other countries. That’s how we ended up celebrating our 4th of July with tacos and tequila.
“Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)”
In the musical Hamilton, there’s a line in Yorktown where Lafayette sings, “Immigrants. We get the job done.” Now there’s this video out with a song from the Hamilton Mixtape – inspired by that one line. It is so unbelievably powerful and, surprisingly, still so relevant in our current climate. Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or or a Trump-fan (because, yes, that is a party of its own), we all know there’s shit going down with immigration. Trump has threatened and marginalized immigrants (both undocumented and legal) and this is one of many reminders that it’s NOT. EFFING. OKAY. I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that there are still so many people in this country who think they are more deserving than another – simply because they were lucky enough to be born here. This video and these lyrics just swim through my brain all day long.
My aunt and uncle are unbelievable, selfless human beings who set aside time every few months to make homemade masala for the family. They make several batches and then overnight them to each of our homes all over the country. It takes hours upon hours to do the chopping and mincing and dicing and cooking of the masala. And then they package it in individual baggies or Tupperware and ship it to us. Which makes my life a heck-of-a-lot easier. Because all I have to do is then scoop out a few spoonfuls in a pan, throw in some veggies and chicken, and, in under 20 minutes, we’ve got homemade Indian food on the table. We are absolutely spoiled with their love. And we are so grateful to get a taste of home even though we’re hundreds of miles away. We love you Masi and Aurps.
Sheet Pan Dinners
If you haven’t already gathered from above, I’m a fan of quick meals. Things that come together FAST. Mostly because I’m always hungry and I feel like if I don’t get something in my system ASAP when I get home from work, I will fall over and die. This is probably not true. But why test it, y’know? Sheet pan dinners come together in a flash. In less than 20 minutes, I finish dicing everything and throw it in the oven. And then I watch an episode of 30 Rock. And, by the time that’s over, my dinner is ready. So. Fast.
You Are a Badass At Making Money
I finished reading this on the plane back from California. And I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s like The Secret but less hippy-dippy. More practical. And also more sarcastic and witty, which I appreciated. I enjoyed it so much that I went to her website and downloaded all the modules she includes in her courses and have been listening to a few of them each night before I go to bed. It’s not simply about making money. It’s about setting goals and crushing them. She’s a really positive, inspirational person. But not in that typical self-help way. I highly recommend it!
Questions of the Day:
- How did you celebrate the 4th of July?
- What is one thing you’re loving this week?