It’s Friday! Normally, I don’t care what day of the week it is–my job is laid back and enjoyable enough that I don’t dread the work week. This week, though, Saturday cannot come soon enough, because this momma needs a nap.
I’m vacillating between attempting to be productive this weekend (ie air out all the rugs, vaccuum all the nooks and crannies, soak the driveway in grasskiller) and doing nothing at all (ie naps). Talk to me after I’ve had a Starbucks this afternoon (I have to run to town anyways, you’d better bet I’m loading up on the caff while I’m there!
This week’s Friday Favorites has no rhyme or reason. It just Is.
Favorite Sentiment: Empathy Cards. I hate cards. In fact, I almost never buy them. I try to make them homemade with pop-ups and whatnot, or I just eschew them altogether because a) I’m just not a card person b) The good ones are so PRICEY c) I hate the guilt of throwing them away because I feel like I should save every card, but don’t really want to and d) they never say exactly what I mean to say. Hence the making them myself. These cards, though, while for a sad reason (cancer) are genius.
Favorite Fabric: Slub Velvet Curtains. I’ve had it uptohere with our bedroom curtains, and have been toying with several ideas. I really like these, but am I really a velvet girl? Maybe not. Maybe I like the idea of these, but not really these. You know? Oh, you do? Please explain it to me, because I don’t.
Favorite Indulge: Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers. Now, these are something I’m positive that I like the idea of, as well as liking them for themselves. Also, I’m pretty sure these bad boys just got added to my to-do list for this weekend.
Favorite Grown-Up Drinks: Mojitos. This is one of my favorite drinks because it’s got water in it, so I don’t feel like a dried-out starfish when I drink a couple. Plus, mint. Mmmmmhmmmm! On another note: maybe one thing I should really do is like, plant something. Like mint.
Favorite Inspire: Big Photographs. Home decor has fallen completely by the wayside since, you know, giving birth. But, I’m itching to finish our bedroom, and I need a black-and-white picture for the living room, too. Enter this idea. I could maybe dig this.
Favorite On My To-Read List: Pig Tales. I like to read semi-hippie books every now and then, and farrowing crates make me sad. Plus, it says “omnivore” on the front, which is what I am, so I know I’ll at least connect with something in the book. It’s brand-new, so as soon as my lib gets it, I’m going to give it a whirl.
Favorite Fashion: Bell-Sleeved Blouse. I really like this. I can’t really explain it, and the jury’s out about whether I could actually pull it off. But, I just like it.
Favorite Bling: Three-Stone Ring. I also really like this, but unlike the blouse above, I can totally explain it. It’s sparkly, vintage-y and a little different, plus I want to add another band to my engagement ring/wedding band ensemble. Plus, sparkly.
Favorite Favorite: 23 Perfect Words. Read this! It will make you feel more connected to the world knowing that someone has finally put words to the way that you feel. My favorites are sonder, jouska, adroitis and liberosis.
Favorite Food: Steak Tips with Caramelized Onions. I just got a notice that our half of beef is ready to be picked up at the meat locker, and so I’m all about that beef, bout that beef, no chicken. Actually yes chicken because I love it. Except plain old grilled chicken breast because dry dry dry. Anyways. I’m also on the hunt for more grilling recipes, because summer is coming (I think) and that means oven is too hot. I picked up all the ingredients for this bad boy at the grocery, I’ll let you know how it goes!
Favorite Mama+Mini: Graphic Tees. I can’t explain why I love this so much, but it’s so true. Except the sippy cup part, we’re not quite there yet. This is how I felt this morning, buuuuut I don’t like to wear yoga pants or leggings to the office.
Favorite Truth: Vocab. Never, ever underestimate good vocabulary. Not just for seductive purposes, but for life! I’ve found that people take me much more seriously if I’m eloquent. I’ve picked up some poor habits in the way of vocabulary over the last couple of years, but I’m trying to clean my act up since Wacey’s going to be talking sooner than later and I’d like to set a good example for him.
Favorite All-Ages Beverage: Watermelon Lemonade. Watermelon + lemonade, what’s not to love?? Also it’s pink.
Favorite “Happening!!!!”: Basketweave Curtains. After seeing these, I have decided I am very much not a velvet girl, at least where this project is concerned. I plan on putting these over the white chiffon curtains that are already in there. I’m thinking dove grey jersey. It’s going to be sweet. I can feel it. Whenever it happens, like in five years. *sigh*
Bubba is asleep on the couch, so I think I’m going to attempt to bully myself into doing some T25. I vehemently HATE DVD workouts alone, but I also vehemently hate my muffin top.
Ah, life. On another note, no husband around to judge my tv choices+windy weather (so have to stay inside with ze bebe)=lots of couch snuggle time for momma and baby=binge-watching True Blood (I have to watch these grown-up shows before he knows words, ha).
My algorithm skills are truly impressive. I know it.