Skip to main content

BDV: Enjoying the Little Things

January 9th-18th, 2015

This week has been, for the most part, fairly relaxing. At work, I finally am caught up on some of the things I've been behind on, and it feels wonderful. I spent so much energy and time to focus on completing as many tasks to the best of my ability, and coming home from work, all I wanted to do all week was rest, which isn't a bad thing by any means.

As I've gotten older, I've begun to cherish my time at home even more. In the winter, it's so much easier to be a homebody than to go out and do things. I save that for the weekend, mostly. I don't think I'm alone in that since so many people have hectic lives filled with work, appointments, chasing the next paycheck, bills. All of those things can distract you from seeing the beauty in the little things, such as cozying up in bed with a good book or cuddling with your furbaby.

Saturdays are my days for errands, specifically shopping when needed. In Northgate of Seattle, it's a one-stop-shop since both Target (with a great grocery selection) and Ross are in the same vicinity. I was able to pick up some groceries and find a new journal, which you can read about here.
My Ernie-kins plopped himself on my lap, distracting me from editing my Aladdin-transformation video. He's such a wonderful help - you wonder why my videos are late? Blame the Ernie. ;-) He's an attention-seeker and is very persistent.
Sundays are usually lazy days. I watch a lot of Hulu and YouTube with my favorite snack: popcorn. I know that microwave popcorn isn't the healthiest, but some days I simply crave something a little salty. It's so delicious! What's your favorite kind of popcorn? I'm loving Pop Secret with Butter.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you may recognize this photo. As I lay on my tummy watching Hulu on my laptop, Ernie will often lay down on my back, kneading my shoulders. I have my own feline masseuse who came trained on his own. #BestCatEver
It was a foggy week, and being on the 7th floor at work, I have an excellent view of the cityscape. Look at all the heavy fog swarming between every building and space. There were times where we'd look out the window and see a thick curtain of a stormy blue and nothing more. #SeattleFog
I started reading this amazing book last weekend, but finally finished
it today. I will be posting a vlog reviewing it for you on my
Emmy Weiss YouTube channel
in the near future.
Payday was this week, so I treated myself to the food truck - Roll OK Please, who makes homestyle Indian food. I love my Indian food and it was a good sign that there were over 10 people in line to order when I was there as I had never eaten from them before. Totally worth it.
I brought my food back to my desk and it took me almost an hour to eat it all because there was so much food! So delicious though. I have to be honest though - I've never had an egg on my curry before, and amazingly it worked well with my paneer curry bowl!
And finally, getting ready for the Seattle Seahawks' game against
the Green Bay Packers this weekend...we're swarming with our
12 sign at work, and all of Washington must be green and blue from
a satellite view. So proud of our 'Hawks! Who do you hope wins
the Championship game?
I'm at home now, laying on my bed almost ready to fall asleep, as it is 10pm. I'm very happy with my relaxing week and seeing small things that bring me happiness.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest video!


Popular posts from this blog

Sacred Storytelling

Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash Over the past year, I've begun to uncover my purpose in this life - what am I here for and how do I find fulfillment in that purpose? Is it ongoing or is it a one-time goal that I will eventually achieve? What then if that is the case? There are so many questions to ponder and endless thoughts about the what-ifs and hypothetical future I could potentially have, based on the notion that I knew exactly what my purpose was, that is. I've known that I'm meant to be a storyteller - that I am a writer and creator, but that alone didn't resonate with me or drive me to work towards any one goal of actually being those things. I already was those things, but there wasn't a sense of fulfillment from bestowing upon myself these titles. Works have been created, but to no real purpose or reason. The question is how to make this state of being something more tangible...more real. It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago w

A Spring in My Steps

For those of you who have followed me for some time, you must know by now that one of my favorite spots here in Seattle is Green Lake. There's something so serene in walking the almost-three mile path around the lake - all while never even leaving the city. It's a short drive away and I find myself longing for a visit when I think only of its lush natural scenery and everything you could want in a park. I went to Green Lake earlier in the day than normal and spotted these lovely little crocuses, reaching their aubergine-veined petals through the soil. I see them every year scattered about the city, but something about how they always reach for the sky makes them so relatable.  Starting my walk, I noticed the eerie sky and how white it was with overcast - there were crows cawing and screeching from all over, fields and branches full of birds. My assumption is that after all the earthworms were about and crows were swarming to get a shot at their evening meal.  Con

I Didn't Know What to Say

This world is full of both wonderful and heartbreaking circumstances that wear us down daily. As a nation, we are mourning another tragedy where violence has torn apart communities and families - and for what purpose? We just don't know. I didn't write on this yesterday because I didn't know what to say. I've read that it's the deadliest mass shooting in American history. I don't know what's more sad to me: that this deplorable act is something that I feel numb towards given the increasing numbers of shootings and tragedies we are seeing nationally, or the act itself: where some random person unbeknownst to even his own family made a decision that forever altered the lives of millions of people.  The biggest encouragement and consolation I can try to provide is to continue to shine the light into the darkest corners of the world. Whether you emit joy and love, peace or kindness, these are a few ways to impact the world in a positive way that anybo