Parenthood: where the GPS is always saying “recalculating”
Learning yourself, and learning your kids, takes patience, gratitude, the ability to accept change. Kids change us, not necessarily for the worse, but you will find out who you really are, where you belong in the world, when you love someone else more than yourself💓 you have to dig deep into self care, give yourself the grace to have a bad day. BUT also be in the mindset not to stay there✌️ things might not always go your way, learn from that and move on.
Think like a kid. “Wow that sucks, what did I learn? What can I do differently? How can I get to the next accomplishment?” The move on quickly. 🤸🏼♀️ So maybe you’ve got to recalculate, it’s ok. You’ll get there! Just have faith in the process😘
Midlining is not a crime! Really wishing we could still regularly session this beauty, this is one of my all time favorite lines and thanks to development and a butthole neighbor we can not peacfully enjoy our time in the sky. Really wish people would take the time to understand our perspective and work with us so we can all have what we want. #wearenotunreasonable#wejustwanttosesh#worktogether#compromise .
📍: Dana Point, California
We've made it a bit of a tradition to visit Wiggly Bridge and Nubble Lighthouse when visiting my brother and his family in Portland. They are especially magically at the holidays.
We have a bit of a soft spot for these quintessential Maine spots.
Finally getting back to my Maine samples from @bourbonmaine. Tonight: Wiggly Bridge Bourbon, coming in at 86 proof. I looked up the following details after tasting: grain to glass, founded in 2013, no mash bill given for the bourbon, and the name Wiggly Bridge comes from a local landmark that claims to be the smallest pedestrian bridge in America. (The "original" bridge was built in the 30's.) Their white dog says the mash bill is corn, rye, and malt, so that's all I got on mash bill.
Color is a light amber. No yellow like a Scotch or many ryes, but a lot of orange hues. It's nice. Crisp and clear. Nose... ooooh, smells delicious. I had let it breathe a little before taking a whiff and there was zero alcohol on the nose. Sweet. Caramel. Butterscotch. Maybe some other candied something... like a dessert wafer of some sort. Smells delicious.
Palette: oh yes, tastes like the nose. Rich butterscotch. More caramel. I'd guess a heavy corn mash bill - not really getting any noticeable rye or malt influence. Maybe some wheat... but definitely coooooorrrrrn. Not super deep or complex and as easy drinking as you'd expect at 86 proof, I'm still enjoying it thoroughly. There's a buttery quality to it I really dig. This is extremely easy to like, even at 86 proof. And it doesn't taste like it'd be too hot or young tasting at a higher proof... I'm awfully curious what it'd taste like at 90-100 proof. Finish is pleasant and lingers for a while. Yum.
Yup, this falls squarely in the yummy category. Goofy name aside, I'd happily pick up a 750 of this if it ever makes its way to Texas. Well done, guys, and thanks again, Rick!