Blog Every Day in May: Day 4 (Saturday Night)

I know we're about an hour away from midnight, but I had a rather busy Saturday and I've only just now sat down in the cozy quiet of our guest room to write.

This morning I had a refreshing 7-mile run in the cool aftermath of Friday's rain showers, I got my hair cut, I baked my best friend a belated birthday cake, and then the gang got together for an early start on our Cinco de Mayo celebration!

We drank margaritas, had a taco bar and played several rounds of a dominos game called Mexican Train.

Mexican Train actually involves little toy trains!

Our taco bar (we even had a piƱata!).

For Ireli's birthday cake, I made French vanilla batter with pink swirled in.

And I tried a brand new butter cream frosting recipe.
Amazing! So light and fluffy, too!
I added a few star-shaped lollipops for a sweet finish. :)

I also got the chance to rock baby Elisa to sleep in my arms,
and later I enjoyed her big smiles as she watched in wonder while Ireli cooed with her!

 And now for today's blog challenge!

 Saturday, May 4th: Favorite quote
(from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it

I am one wordy girl, so coming up with my absolute FAVORITE quote is quite a difficult task because having a never-ending love affair with words means that LOTS of quotes speak to me.

One of my biggest struggles is my constant, incessant need for comparison. I can never view myself as a single, unique entity. Any thought or opinion I have about myself has been formed in juxtaposition with another person.  

I'm not as pretty as so-and-so.

My job isn't as cool as so-and-so's. 

I don't feel I'm getting as far in life as so-and-so.
Now, I don't know about you, but living a life of comparisons is no fun. A competitive nature on the softball field or at the start line is healthy, but it's not so cute when you let that competitiveness spill over into your daily life and let it dictate how you feel about yourself. Using others as your personal measuring stick will leave you feeling inadequate in some way almost every single time.

That being said, I've found several quotes that shed light on this problem and inspire me to stop playing the damaging game of comparisons. However, there is one specific quote I reference again and again whenever I catch myself becoming far too preoccupied with what other people are doing and how I think it may or may not affect me (I think I've even mentioned it in a post before):

What's your favorite quote?


  1. That Mexican partay looks awesome!! Yum cake! And love the quote - so true! AND what a cute bubba!!


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