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Everyday Adventures

It is time for another Everyday Adventures! This is where I share a few everyday things that I don’t normally share here on my site. 

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A few weeks ago my husband had a Friday off. We went to see a friend that we haven’t seen in over six months. We went through the Chick-fil-a drive-thru for lunch, which we also have not done in about six months, and visited a small used bookstore that we had never been to. 

We ate our lunch in the car, sitting in the Chick-fil-a parking lot. The bookstore was fine, but the selection was a bit lacking when it comes to the type of books we like to read. We did enjoy an hour or so of simply browsing the store. There was only one other customer in the store so it was a great way to spend an hour.

On the way home my husband commented on what a nice day it had been. I thought about it and replied something like this is what the last few months have done. They have made us stop and appreciate the little things. 

Six months ago we probably wouldn’t have said eating fast food in a parking lot instead of eating out at a nice restaurant was fun. 

We probably would have complained about the not so great used bookstore that we went out of our way to go to. 

Instead, we were thankful for the time with a friend, the fast food, and being able to spend time looking at books even if they weren’t the type of books we enjoy.

Maybe the good thing about all of this is the fact that we now appreciate many of the things we took for granted just a few months ago. 

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The stairs were my favorite part of the bookstore! I loved them. The bookstore was in a really old building and the stairs that took you to the second floor were perfect! 

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I am working on testing out a few gluten free flour blends. My family has the hard job of trying out all the recipes. I am pretty sure that they didn’t mind taste testing all the desserts for me. 

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I shared this yogurt in my Facebook group, but I wanted to share about it here as well. This is the best dairy free yogurt that we have tried. It is so creamy and delicious. 

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I also recently shared an unboxing of my Vitacost order in my Facebook group. If you are not part of the group just request to join and I will add you. 

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I got my sister, who has five kids, this hat. When I saw it I knew she needed it. She loved it! 

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I recently took some food to a friend. It was dinner for that night, a freezer meal, some fun snacks and dessert for her kids, and a few things for breakfast. 

Hospitality, friendship, and community has been hard for all of us the last few months. 2020 has been challenging for everyone. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop these friendships or helping people.

Our house currently has five people living in it. Two work in the medical field and two have major autoimmune issues. Finding the balance in the current situation mixed with medical conditions and the need for interactions with others has been a challenge.

One side thinks we are overly fearful, and one side thinks we are being to risky. I am exhausted from trying to navigate it all. What I do know is that I am still called to serve and give to others. When I focus on others, I focus less on myself. And this has helped me through the past few months.

Hospitality and connecting with others right now looks very different, but we can still find ways to do it. It is taking a meal to a friend who is struggling or dealing with medical issues. It is meeting at a park or in your driveway to spend a few minutes catching up with friends. It is making phone calls or sending texts.

So many people are discouraged right now. As my friend Jen often reminds people, hospitality comes in all forms. Even if you can’t connect like normal, try to find ways to make it work. We all need it right now!

This weekend might not look like our normal Labor Day weekend, but I hope you find simple ways to still enjoy it! 

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