Some weeks are harder than others. Some weeks are better than others. And the way we let events affect us is all about our attitude toward the week.
This week I struggled with being tired and lethargic, but instead of letting it ruin my week, I took a different approach. I forced myself to look at the end of the week as a reward, and if I make it to the end of the week and finish all my work, then I get a special treat. And it made my week a lot better.
As I look forward to my reward (the weekend!) let’s take a step back to look at the things I loved this week.
Getting to the Weekend: A Favourites Friday
1. The Pendleton Whisky Festival
I started my week off pretty great at the Pendleton Whisky Festival, where the main act was Maroon 5. Not only did I get to go with my best concert buddy (my mom) but I got to hear “Sunday Morning” live and that’s all I really need in life. Mark it on your calendars to go next year!
2. Rizzoli & Isles
Rizzoli & Isles is everything I needed in a crime show: Murder solving, humourous B plot, and women supporting women — Morgan Hegarty (@PotatoesHegarty) July 18, 2017
Why did no one tell me about this show? It’s girl power crime fighting, and I cannot get enough. I’m borderline in love with Maura Isles and her quirky, healthy ways.
3. Chicken and rice
Image via The Recipe Critic
When I’m feeling down I love comfort food, and nothing is more comforting than chicken and rice. After looking at a few recipes, I made my own concoction for a creamy, savory chicken, broccoli, and rice that made for the perfect comforting meal. If you’re looking for a crockpot, I recommend this one.
In a crockpot, combine 1 can cream of chicken soup, 14 oz chicken broth, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon garlic salt, and 4 chicken breasts. Cook on high 3 hours, low 4 hours.
Half hour before finishing, take out chicken and shred. Add chicken, a bag of steamed broccoli, sour cream/cream cheese, and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Cook for 30 minutes.
When finished, spoon out over rice. Enjoy!
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5. Big pearls
I got my ears pierced later in life, so wearing earrings never become a habit for me. That said, when I do wear earrings I love for them to feel special. This week I popped on big pearls to enhance my mood, and I think the little extra oomph really helped.
Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend!
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