- When things get stressful, how do you keep a level head?
- What are you reading right now?
- One of the best times in your life?
- Have you ever had a gel manicure?
- Three simple pleaures?
- Whom do you call when you need advice?
- A recent happy moment?
- Are you a red dress kinda girl?
- Weekly goals:
Relaxed and focused.
Stress for me usually means I’ve got several big projects converging at once. When that happens, I pour out everything I need to get done on a single piece of paper — like written diahrrea! — and organize it into lists. Then, I pick one of the lists and tackle just three items on it, starting with either the most urgent issue or whatever I can get done the fastest. That way I start to build some momentum, which helps keep me focused enough to press on.
The Best Food Writing of 2010, edited by Holly Hughes. It’s a compilation of some of last year’s greatest hits in food writing. Who knew there was such controversy surrounding the point at which you salt your meat?? Even though I don’t consider myself a foodie, I still love to read about good food.
1998 was a great year. I was 23, a senior in college and single, and I finally found a group of girls I really clicked with (love you El, Mar and Chris!). On top of everything, I was also in pretty good shape. Ah, to be a size zero and 23 again…
Nope, but I’d like to. They’re specialized manicures where they cure each layer of polish under a UV light for a few minutes after application. It’s supposed to result in fast-drying, sturdy enamel that can last up to 14 days or longer.
I don’t know… Because I’m always swatching, I need to have my fingers bare at a moment’s notice, and I don’t want to spend $45 on a gel mani that I’d then had to remove before its time.
1) Waking up to find Tabs sleeping next to me, 2) the spicy chai latte at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar and 3) sunny 70-degree days.
Ghostbusters! LOL, just kidding. My friends from childhood (Jen and Cindy), my brother and El Hub.
Last Saturday I went hiking in Indian Valley, which is a hilly nature preserve not far from here in Novato. On the walk I wandered into a shaded grotto of oak trees. The wind was rustling through the branches up above, and the leaves crunched beneath my feet. What a peaceful, wonderful little moment.
Heck, yeah! And throw in high-heeled red pumps while you’re at it, por favor.
To practice staying in the moment.
Happy Monday to ya. 🙂 I trust you’re feeling rested? I actually slept really well last night (shocker!).
Kinda random, but while I was sipping on a mug of green tea this morning I got to thinking about focusing on the “now.” It’s something I’d like to get better at doing. Every day last week I felt like I woke up, parked my bum down in front of the computer and got lost typing away. Before I knew it, the sun was setting outside.
I hate it when that happens, so I’m going to make time each day to go for a quick walk. Sounds kinda hippy dippy, I know, but ya gotta find joy in everything, even the small stuff.
Anywho, if you’re game and have a few minutes to spare, how about touching base in the Monday Poll? Think of it as a long, all-day coffee break where we share what we’re doing in our little corners of the world. 🙂
2. When things get stressful, how do you keep a level head?
3. What are you reading right now?
4. One of the best times in your life?
5. Have you ever had a gel manicure?
6. Three simple pleasures?
7. Whom do you call if you need advice?
8. A recent happy moment?
9. Are you a red dress kind of girl?
10. Weekly goals:
You have a great week, okay?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,