Hello my love bugs.

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I hope you all had a fabulous week. Having Monday off definitely made my week go by quicker which was kind of nice. Yes, more was crammed in at school, but this week it didn’t seem to be so bad.

School pick me ups kind of help.

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A lot happened this week as well, and surprisingly I’m handing it all pretty well.

Let me explain a little bit. I don’t like to get too personal on here, especially when the news is not so great, but the point of this blog yes, is to share my tasty eats, but it’s also an outlet for me.

We found out Tuesday that Matt is being reduced to part time at his job. This came as a huge shock to us for multiple reasons I won’t get into, and as terrible as it is for him, I couldn’t help but freak out about our money situation.

As most of you know, I am currently in school and not working. When I made the decision to go back to school, our financial situation was one huge concern. Again, as most of you know, I have an eating disorder and am in therapy for it. School. Therapy. Not working. Do we see the financial problem? But with Matt working, we somehow made it all work. Now that Matt has had his hours cut in half, well, you can see where the concern comes in.

But we are trying to stay positive, he is of course looking for other employment, and I am sure like all the other bumps in the road, we will make it over this one as well.

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So actually on his last full time day instead of coming home and being grouch butts, I actually suggested going out to dinner “one last time” (because let’s be honest, dinners out will not be happening anytime soon) But I wanted to celebrate not the negative situation, but the positives that can come from it. I truly believe in the saying when one door closes, another door opens.

It’s all about making the best of your situation and staying positive

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So we headed to a favorite Mexican restaurant and enjoyed a nice night out together.

And we toasted to the future!

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So I am just going to keep my head high, Matt and I have been through so much, that I know we will get through this as well.

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It was actually kind of nice having him home. Because that meant he can take over on some of the dinner cooking.

Like today when I got home from school, dinner was already in the crock pot. I didn’t have to do anything! What a nice change.

On the menu? Matt made chili.

I love his chili.

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Now, as good as chili as Matt makes, I couldn’t decide if it was better than the batch I made.

Two totally different flavor profiles, so almost incomparable.

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He kept it vegetarian and added more spice then I think he usually does. Which is A-OK in my book. I love the spice.

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But what made this meal a step above?

Those chips you see there.

Because they’re not just any chips.

They’re falafel chips.

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I recently won a giveaway and won these tasty chips and I am so glad I did.

I have never heard of Falafel Chips, but they sounded amazing from the beginning. These were the spicy flavor and they seriously had such a kick to them! Matt and I both were surprised at how good they were. And more than half the bag may already be gone. Woops.

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So overall, the mood is still positive over here.

This is just another test, one I know we will pass.

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How do you handle bumps in your road?