The one thing I've been trying to accept over the past week is that it's absolutely impossible to make everyone in my life happy 100% of the time. I get so consumed with worrying about pleasing everyone that I'm making myself miserable. I wish I could be one of those people that just let confrontations roll of my back or didn't worry about what people thought of me, but it just isn't the case. I am working on it though because I need to start putting myself & my family first. When I'm so consumed with who might be upset with me because I can't be in a million places at once, I end up losing my concentration at work & at home & being generally snippy & probably not the most pleasant person to be around.
Luckily we're planning to spend this coming weekend at my parent's condo at the beach so it'll be a nice chance to have some low-key time with my family. The only way I seem to be able to fully relax is when I'm away from home & the thousands of chores & projects that I can't seem to overlook.
On a sunnier note, we enjoyed a delicious Valentine's Day dinner last night after Cam went to bed.
I made a goat cheese salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette by whisking together mustard, balsamic vinegar, grated garlic, honey, salt & pepper with EVOO. I didn't measure anything or use a recipe, I just added things until it tasted right. I decided I wanted to "crust" the goat cheese so I blended pecans, salt & pepper in the food processor until it was a fine, crumbly texture & pressed the goat cheese into the nut mixture. It was tasty as all heck!
The main course was a shrimp linguine that was absolutely divine! I don't often use the word divine, so you know I must be serious about the tastiness of this dish. Click here for the recipe. Not only was it yummy, but very quick & easy & most of the ingredients we had on hand.
In other news, Cam has been doing wonderfully with potty training. We've been sending him to school in his undies & he stays in them all day long & has had zero accidents (at school) since Friday. After school today he peed on the potty twice & pooped once & I was so proud of him that I danced around the living room!
Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!