have you ever had a week get away from you? to be honest, 2019 will be the year that got away from me. but before i get ahead of myself let’s just stick to this past week which was a doozy. many of you are so kind by writing in and telling me how brave and courageous i am in the face of adversity. honestly, i’m neither. i’m just a woman trying to put one foot in front of the other learning to live a new normal. there are many days where the only thing i want to do is lay on the couch, eat fritos, cover my head, and refuse to face the world. but then i think what good would that do for me? or my children? or for that matter, the memory of mr. style? and the wonderful life we built together.
that’s when i take a deep breath, take a shower, throw on some clothes, and make an active decision to participate in life. it isn’t easy. and most days i break down in tears somewhere along the line. let me tell you, a pair of sunglasses sure do come in handy! but, yes, i am determined to walk through this trial one day at a time, one step at a time with my children’s support, friends that come to my aid, and the love and prayers you’ve showered upon me.
but all of this leads back to fridays with oscar and how this week got away from me. since junior style celebrated his 28th birthday on the 23rd, we finished our work week early. and i had the best of intentions of getting this blog post out on time. but one thing led to another, and you know how life goes sometimes and these days i’m just rolling with it if i can.
and this week’s post is merely a montage of the ‘best of fridays with oscar’ so i made the executive decision to hit publish on saturday instead of friday. ‘cuz i have a birthday coming up on the 26th, and i was feeling a little out of sorts yesterday as to how i would celebrate without my main squeeze by my side. but guess who is by my side each and every day? begging for treats, and belly rubs, and vigilantly patrolling our yard? God Bless oscar, and ollie too. these two rascals make life a little easier to bear what with their unconditional love and companionship. so without further adieu here’s a look back at some amazing fridays with oscar posts.
in january i whipped up a delicious instant pot spaghetti. but oscar only had eyes for salmon. and ollie too. read the post here because you don’t want to miss this recipe. it was one of mr. style’s favorites.
february found oscar and ollie up to their usual hi-jinks. and i served french tarts and stuffed peppers. read the post here.
march found oscar sporting a spiffy bandana for st. patty’s day. and i made pork tenderloin sheet pan and bee’s knees. don’t you love the names they come up with for cocktails? read the post here.
the weather warmed up in april so mr. style threw honey glazed pork chops on the grill. and i whipped up a gin basil smash. read the post here.
may was a busy month with my oldest son’s marriage. mr. style was slowing down but was still snapping my photos. and we squeezed in taco stuffed zucchini boats and fly me to the moon. read the post here.
junior style had taken over the photography in june. and my kiddos started making frequent trips home. many of you began to comment that i looked sad. and you were right. but i treasure these days and weeks because my family made certain mr. style had all his loved ones under one roof. a mexican cobb salad was on the menu as well as a watermelon margarita. read the post here.
my world came to a halt in july. but i’m thankful we had one more fourth of july together as a family. and it was a memorable celebration full of love and laughter! read the post here.
but as we all know life stops for no one. so in august, it was time to ‘carry on’ as they say. junior style is doing a phenomenal job behind the camera. i know mr. style is beaming from ear to ear! and look what great company i have! what was on the menu? ahi tuna poke jicama tacos and juliet and romeo. read the post here.
it’s good to be back at work. it’s good to stay busy. and it’s good to place one foot in front of the other. it is well with my soul.
oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend!