BestThings: Sunday Edition

Yesterday ended up being a pretty low-key day, which in itself is a best thing.  

Coffee always helps make the day better.

I had coffee at noon with a  friend I've been trying to get together with for a long time and I came back inspired.  That was a best thing.  We talked about dreams and travel and shared our experiences.  And we both came back enriched.

I need some help!

I did some more work in my money book, "Money: A Love Story."  That was a best thing because now that I am going full-time with Lyft, I am rebuilding my money garden.  Yes, that's what I decided to call it.  What you pay attention to grows, so I am now tending to and growing my garden, with a little help from Kate Northrup.  Now I don't feel as scared and fearful around money because I am taking small bite-size actions daily.  

My car needed some help.

I spent the majority of last night cleaning my car so I would be ready to work today.  And man, did it need it.  I even had to get some upholstery cleaner for the back seat.  We had an Otter Pop incident on the way back from the last baseball game, but all is well.  The car is clean and sparkling, gassed up and ready to go.  

Top 5 Best Things from last week: 

1.  Watching my nephew score the winning run and send his baseball team to County.

2. Working my last shift at Pier 1.

3. Spending Thursday afternoon with my oldest nephew, his girlfriend and the baby.

4. Sending one of my closest friends off to her Voice audition.

5. Working through "Money: A Love Story" and investing in me.

Best Things: Monday Edition.

Too many fun things yesterday.  I didn't have to work, yay!  Deciding to block out Mondays as a no-work day is also one of the best choices I made.  No Pier 1, no Lyft.  Well, after tomorrow there will be no more Pier 1 at all. That is another best thing.  But we already talked about that.  Mondays are my "creative work" days, to catch up on things like posting photos, extra blogs, reading, etc.  I did have to go get a mandatory fire extinguisher from Lyft yesterday.  Who requires a fire extinguisher in your car?  The City of Portland, that's who.  

So, on to the other best things from yesterday.  I did morning pages.  Always keeps me centered. That's one of the best choices I try to make every single day because it helps me get clear on things.  I decided to cook myself a real breakfast, and made gluten-free pancakes with a mix from Trader Joe's and some bacon.  I even made enough to have left-over breakfast for the next day.  Well, today.  Tuesday.  After I went to get my mandatory fire extinguisher I decided I needed some summer clothes.  The next best thing was going to H&M.  I don't know why, but their clothes always work for me.  I intended to get some summer dresses, but that wasn't working so I came out with a romper.  A tank top and shorts, all in one, for grown-ups. Yup, it surprised the hell out of me too that it looked the best.  I got leggings, some basic tanks, 4 pairs of shoes, new shades and even a jacket/shawl thing with some fringe on it (H&M Coachella edition) for under $90!  It is amazing what a new outfit will do for you.  Or outfits, I guess, in this case.

I took stuff to my storage unit and organized it, clearing my car out.  I am in the process of moving the things I had stored at my brother's out of his garage and into my unit.  I think I have a unit at the oldest building in Portland.  I get to use a freight elevator and everything.  It's awesome!  Plus, I found my coffee grinder so now I can grind the coffee from Galway I got from the Celtic Corner.  Bonus!  I cooked myself the most amazing lunch, having another steak/tomato/avocado/feta salad.  Super-good!  The best things about these eating choices are I'm not going out and I'm getting in my veggies.  And it was pretty delicious too.  I watched part of the movie "Wild" and then had to pause it to finish later because time to go!  

One of the last best things about yesterday was my youngest nephew's play-in game.  Meaning, regular season is over, so his team has to play two games to get into County.  Last night was the first.  It was a beautiful night, so watching baseball and especially my nephew was a bonus.  The whole team played very well, and ended up winning the game 9-8.  My nephew played catcher and third baseman, hit an awesome double and then got a hit and out on another at-bat but hit a run in.  It was so fun seeing those kids get so excited about winning that game.  I love watching them play.  Tonight we have another game.  If they win this one, they are in to County this weekend.  One of the best things was watching him win.  I came home and finished up watching "Wild".  That was one of the better movies I have seen in awhile.  So that was another best thing, deciding to watch it.  Another day in the books.  Can't wait to see what today brings!