You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”
Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
- What are you chasing at the moment?
Honestly? — sleep, because even though I’m not getting a ton right now, I know it’s only gonna get worse once BG arrives, so I’m trying to catch as many “Zs” as I can.
It’s funny…but in the morning after we wake up, El Hub and I always ask each other, “How did you sleep?” and now when one of us says, “Not bad… At least not completely terrible,” that constitutes a great answer, LOL!
I also feel like I’m always chasing the clock, because there’s never enough time to get everything done, ya know? And I can’t stand it when every minute of my day is blocked out, like I have 20 minutes for this and 15 minutes for that.
*sigh* Whatever happened to big blocks of unstructured time?
- Today I’m wearing…
A kinda Kate Spade-ish striped black-and-white maternity/nursing dress from Asos.
It’s made of jersey, so it’s stretchy and comfy and, more importantly, it’s not that same pair of Jessica Simpson maternity jeans I’ve been wearing for what feels like the past four months, OMG!
We hit a stretch of springy weather here in the Bay Area, and it’s been really nice to be able to wear dresses and not have to cocoon myself under four layers of clothes. 🙂
- Should you always have a backup plan?
Hmm… I’m conflicted about this answer. One the one hand, no, I think it can be helpful sometimes when I don’t have backup plan, because it forces me to take my main plan more seriously, but on the other hand, it is usually a good idea to have some kind of fallback plan in case things don’t work out.
So I dunno… Most of the time, yes, I think it probably is a good idea to have a backup plan.
I guess that was my long-winded way of saying that I don’t have a concrete answer to this question, LOL!
- What makeup or beauty topics do you like to talk about the most?
GIRL, do not get me started about foundation or concealer or primer because I will talk your ear off!
I did it last Saturday when I wandered into Sephora and bumped into a few of my favorite sales associates. I’ve gotten to know some of the gals who work there (the Novato Vintage Oaks store) from attending those free Sephora beauty classes, and they’re all so sweet and nice. Whenever I’m in there, we talk about everything — makeup, skin care, hair, babies, whatever! Anyway, I was in there killing time while El Hub got a haircut, and one of the gals, Frances, and I must have talked about foundation and primer for a solid 15 minutes.
I also like talking about color products, of course, particularly bronzer and blush (Frances recommended that I try Givency’s Le Prisme Blush Powder Blush in Aficionado Peach), mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner. And then after that, hair products and hair styling; then perfume, and skin care.
So, pretty much in that order.
- To whom do you feel closest right now?
Baby Girl. Even though I’m more than ready for her to check out of her luxury suite at Hotel Karen, it makes me a little sad to know that she’s not going to be with me like this forever…
Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. What are you chasing at the moment?
2. Today I’m wearing…
3. Should you always have a backup plan?
4. What makeup or beauty topics do you like to talk about the most?
5. To whom do you feel closest right now?
Happy Monday to you, sweet girl. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a very happy Valentine’s Day.
El Hub and I kept it casual this year… We exchanged cards in the morning and then just lounged around the house, which was great because I’m not exactly super mobile at the moment. I do a “slow waddle” when I walk now, so it takes me FOREVER to get anywhere, and oh! — chairs have NOT been my friends, so no more long and leisurely romantic dinners or trips to the symphony for a while. My back gets achy after I sit for more than an hour.
You know what, though? I can see the finish line! We’re almost there! I just keep reminding myself of that…
Wherever you are today, and whatever you’re doing, I hope you feel loved, happy and calm. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,