At the Bay to Breakers with two Beastie Boys fans paying tribute to MCA. Notice the people in the background looking up? They’re staring at a wave of tortillas being tossed into the air, a Bay to Breakers tradition.
Surprisingly alert! — because I went to bed early last night and slept well, but I’m also very achoo!. Sneezy. My allergies have been extra awful lately.
I’ve actually been up since 5:30 this morning, which is pretty darn early for me. And yes, it was on purpose. In a weird way, having to get up at 4 yesterday morning for Bay to Breakers inspired me to get an earlier start today. I forget sometimes that the earlier you get up, the more stuff you can get done in the day…until you utterly pass out from exhaustion after the 6 o’clock news, LOL!
- If you could telepathically make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
I’d want Tabs to know how much he’s changed my life for the better. Things were good before, but when he came along, everything got better. He’s always good for a laugh and a smile.
- Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
Not really. No big parties or BBQs. Mostly, I just like to get the deck ready, putting up the umbrella, refreshing the planters and putting out the comfy cushions for the chairs. I like to turn our little deck into an extended living/dining room for summer.
It was still dark outside when I said Hey, Sailor! before dawn this morning.
I’m wearing Barefoot Eyeshadow and Blue Stripe Eye Pencil on my Eyes, Launch Away! Blush on my cheeks, and Blessedly Lipglass on my lips.
- Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
I do. When it’s not too hot or cold outside, I like to read in the papasan chair on the deck; otherwise, I just park my bottom on the left side of the living room couch (always the left side, but for no reason in particular; just feels right).
- Is there a song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
Is there ever! Soooo many songs, but Jessie J’s Domino has been my favorite feel good jam for a few weeks.
- Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
My pink and black Reef flip-flops are never far from the door…unless I’m wearing them, or unless Tabs has hidden them somewhere.
- Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
I spent a lot of time “filling my well,” so to speak, which for me means doing things that I find relaxing. Like cleaning and organizing the living room.
It might sound weird, but I definitely feel better when the house is clean and I feel like like things have been put away in their proper place. So yeah, I cleaned like a crazy person…
I also spent some good quality time with friends, and that always recharges my batteries.
- What scent are you wearing today?
MAC Turquatic is following me around this morning.
- Weekly goals:
Jut a lot of life maintenance things. I’d like to go to a couple of yoga classes this week, which I say every week, even though I haven’t gone to one in a while. I’d also like to keep getting up at 5:30 in the morning, but we’ll see how long that one lasts…
Oh, and I’m really gonna try to keep the living room tidy, but some of that depends on Tabs (whose toys are always strewn about) and El Hub, who leaves empty glasses of dried protein powder and Gatorade bottles everywhere. They follow him around like his entourage, LOL!
In other news, I feel like I’ve been up forever! Is this how getting up at 5:30 feels…?
What a strange, interesting world.
Tabs, of course, loves the idea of his assistant getting to the office earlier in the day. He’s been following me around, chirping out demands all morning long. You know, demanding the attention he feels he so richly deserves.
Hope your day got off to a good start. Feel free to vent in the comments if you need to (I’ll be your sounding board).
2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
9. What scent are you wearing?
10. Weekly goals:
Promise me you’ll try one thing this week. One little thing that only takes a minute. Take a minute to tell yourself some of the things you love about yourself. “I love that I…” Like so many of the things suggest, yes, I know it’s cheesy, but cheese is good!
Especially when I’m struggling with something, a decision or an obstacle, it really helps me get to a good mental place.
Not cheese, but the other thing.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,