Cake, Cake, Cake!

My new phone screen! Sometimes we just need a reminder. And a little smile. Amazing what one small change can do to perk us up in this rather dismal world. Not always dismal. Just don’t watch the news.

I read a great quote: don’t mistake my free time for being available. Or something like that. You get the point, right? As a mom, human, type-A personality, it’s easy for me to fall into the trap of fully completing my calendar then dreading all the things I now have to do. Really, I think this is the norm. There lies an expectation to constantly be doing, going, succeeding, moving forward lest we be considered lazy, inconsiderate, sloth-like.

As I mentioned before in this POST, prioritizing what we want and need sometimes means saying no. Haha easier said than done.

Credit via Instagram

Cake reminded me of a few things. Specifically how the Navy has cake for literally every event. Change of command – let’s have cake. Promotion ceremony – the CS’s bake a cake. Suicide awareness month – we’re having cake. Cake makes everything better. Even suicide? Come on. (I am absolutely not making light of very real issues; I am making light of the preponderance of cake available at events dealing with personal trauma.)

As for priorities, sometimes balance is the goal. Other times, we eat cake until we’re stuffed and regret the decision dearly. I can’t be talking only to myself.

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I ask you-

When was the last time you changed your phone background?

If you had to choose only one, would you pick cookies, cake, or ice cream? This is hard for me because I adore ice cream, but I think I would have to pick cookies haha

Tell me what balance looks like for you! A cookie in each hand!

9 thoughts on “Cake, Cake, Cake!

      1. Regular ice cream – Mint chocolate chip. Vegan ice cream – Salted caramel cashew. And my favorite cookie is the oatmeal chocolate chip from The Cookie Place. How ’bout you?

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  1. I would definitely pick ice cream since I don’t like cake too much and I can live without cookies lol. I love your new phone screen and the last time I changed mine was years ago to be honest!

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  2. This is so true – “don’t mistake my free time for being available. Or something like that.” Sometimes, I find myself volunteering to do too many things (reading graduate applications, sitting on panels, and agreeing to participate in mentoring programs, etc.). When I agree to these say over the summer, I end up regretting it as the event approaches a few months later. Paying the piper kind of sucks.
    When was the last time you changed your phone background?
    -Geez, at least 6 years for the background – the sun peaking through the “new” World Trade Center.
    -Probably the same amount of time for my wallpaper – Bacchus, my beagle dog . . . who died 5 years ago.
    If you had to choose only one, would you pick cookies, cake, or ice cream?
    -How about a cookies n cream-ice cream cake?

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    1. You wouldn’t be surprised how many people resonated with the line about free time. It’s so true!

      And I love ice cream cakes, too! To have all three together sounds like heaven right now. Thank you for the idea!!

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