Do you know why I despise dating? Because it takes me a long while to get comfortable with someone. It takes time to see if that person is legitimately all of the things that they say that they are. Actions speak louder than words ever can. Cliche but true. I want you to show me what you are.
I appreciate your words, but it's what you do and how you handle even the small every day decisions in your life that determine who you are, and who you will be to me.
That's why being comfortable with another person takes time. Even when it doesn't work out and you're back to the drawing board, you have to stay committed to yourself and be prepared to wait. I love that expression, "Hurry up and wait..."
In the meantime, keep being true to yourself and what you want. Settle for nothing but the best, especially if you treat others honorably, you equally deserve that same treatment from yourself.
This weekend, rather than wrestle with the disappointments that come with dating, I chose to spend time with good friends and loved ones. I had such a fun time! I was in the mood to cook and entertain, which my sister and my mom jokingly refer to as my "Nesting" state.
It's a joke, but it has some truth to it too. I do enjoy making a beautiful home, cooking and nurturing my loved ones. If it brings me happiness to do so, and it allows me to show the people that are important to me love, bring it on!
Friday, I had my sister over. I had such a great time! I ran home for lunch and threw some chicken tenderloins that I had marinating in the fridge. I put those in the crock pot with peppers, onions, a dash of wine and added some curry seasoning.
Then, I threw in some organic brown rice in the slow cooker with a can of Goya pink beans, a bag of frozen corn, 2 envelopes of Sazon, oregano and pepper. I added 2 table spoons of homemade Sofrito too.
Once I got home from work, that smelled delicious. I took some corn tortillas and filled them with the chicken that had been cooking in the crock pot. I smothered that in shredded cheese. Then, I added the juices that had cooked with the chicken, sofrito and a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. I let that cook in the oven for about 25 minutes.
That was so delicious garnished with avocado, sour cream, queso blanco and shredded Mexican slaw (multi-colored cabage, cilantro, lime, red onion). Then I topped them off with a special SPICY sauce made with a can of Goya Chipotle peppers and sour cream. The peppers are so smoky and spicy, so add in sour cream to your liking to make it either spicier or less.
It went delicious with white wine. We had sparkling peach Moscato. I love that girl for how she makes me laugh. It was a great night!