Dear Saucy Friends,
I've never done this before. So today, I'm writing a letter to you. In addition, I don't know how it's halfway through the day today here in Boise... but whoa baby time is just zooming by.
I will start out by saying that today was supposed to the day of my big monthly giveaway. You remember those each month, right? April's, May's, June's... they're usually pretty epic, and today's was going to no less awesome. But you know what? Today (and this week, for that matter) has just gotten in the way. So I'll let you know right this minute, that tomorrow you should come back and visit because you won't be disappointed. And no, it's not just a giveaway. You can fully expect a post to go right along with it. See? No disappointment. And just so you know, I'm not apologizing that it's not today... I'm just letting you know that this post was not what I had "scheduled" for today... and I hope my sponsors understand. I think this has all happened to each of us at one time or another. Sometimes time just gets away from us.
Life lately has kind of been a "whoa" whirlwind. For instance, last night, instead of working on my giveaway stuff, I went to a church small-group meeting, and after (even though I told myself over and over I was going to go straight home and blog), I stayed and played volleyball and then went out to Burger King (don't judge) and sat around a table and just talked and connected with a couple good friends. When I got home a little before 11, instead of listening to my nagging-self telling me to go blog, I curled up on the couch with Daniel for a little bit and actually got to bed before midnight. It was a perfect evening. Relaxing, inspiring, and totally fun-filled.
You know when you just have those weeks where you think a lot? Those weeks where you just ponder and go over and over different ideas and nothing seems to make sense? That is totally this week. I've been stressing over an issue at work (I thought I misplaced $1,000 cash), and I honestly thought my job was at risk. Today, the issue was resolved, and as I sat on the floor in the bathroom, crying relieved tears and soaking my way through tissues, reaching my hands up to God to thank him, I just realized how so very blessed I am.
I just have so much on my heart lately. None of it is bad. It's all ideas, inspiration, thoughts on my faith, my heart, and what's next. I have realized I've been posting a lot of sappy material on here lately, and I'm not bothered by it. The way I see it, this little blog is my journal, and it's going to fluctuate and move along with my moods and my life. So if you see a little bit more of the deep and thoughtful stuff, that just means I'm going through a little more on the personal side than usual. Looking back through my archives, this blog totally reflects what's happening in my life. I share so many experiences via this blog. Some are specific, some are vague. And someday I'm going to go back through and re-read all of this and treasure each experience that took me to where I am at that moment.
This definitely wasn't the letter I had intended for you. This wasn't the post I had intended for you. Sometimes the unintentional is just what we need. So maybe today is a good day for you to go surprise someone with a little hand-picked daisy, a nice hand-written card, or a lovely little hand-made dessert. Surprise someone with something. Be unintentional. Be unexpected. And then be very deliberate and intentional when you come back tomorrow to enter that giveaway.
I love you guys. Each and every one of you. If we've never met, you can totally introduce yourself here. There are at least 915 of you who claim to "follow" me (via GFC anyway), and I'm certain I haven't met even half of you. So swing on over and drop me an email, or a comment, and say hello. I'd love to get a letter back. It doesn't need to be as long as this rambling one, but if it is, that's totally OK. Talk to you soon. And I'll see you tomorrow.
P.S. Today's photo was shared with my Instagram friends earlier this week. If you're not following along, make sure to visit this link or find me (username=auniesauce)! I share a lot of fun stuff that doesn't always make it on the blog. OK, I'm really going now. Sending virtual hugs... ♥