Monday, July 25th
Hello! I’m posting this later than I usually do as I spent an aggravating amount of time this morning trying to take care of administrative tasks. I left for work largely annoyed about the fact that the entire world is a poorly run bureaucracy. Now that I’m home I’m hoping to restore my equilibrium. This involves a glass of wine. 😉
Outside my window……cars are driving by as people come home from work.
I am thinking……that I have a lot to be grateful for, despite the irritations of the day. Also that being an adult is annoying sometimes as you only have yourself to blame.
I am thankful for……perseverance, as I was eventually able to find the information I needed. Also: wine.
From the kitchen…..I’m actually making Hamburger Helper! I have no idea why these are in my pantry as it’s not something either of us especially cares for, but it will be quick, easy and comforting and I appreciate that for sure. Maybe this flavor will be better than the other one I have tried (it’s Salisbury, I don’t remember what I tried before, something with ranch?).
I am wearing…..khaki capris and a teal t-shirt with gold flats. Still in my work clothes.
I am creating…..dinner soon. And then maybe going to get in a little crafting. I think that counts as self-care today.
I am going……nowhere, now. I did go to work earlier today, as well as Starbucks. Hmm…as I type this I remember that we don’t have any coffee filters. So perhaps I will venture out to the store.
I am reading……..Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill. The blurb from the inside cover of the book: “Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all.” The writing is fantastic.
I am hoping……to have a calm day tomorrow.
I am hearing…..cats starting to yammer for their evening meal.
Around the house……we’re finally gluing our kitchen chairs back together. They’ve been loose for quite a while. Years. We kept putting it off since it was such a big job. Took a whole evening and afternoon to finish. Ha.
One of my favorite things……sarcasm.
A few plans for the rest of the week…..finally get everything together for school. Make sure that every piece of random paperwork is taken care of! Also, continue to work in back yard. I’d like to plant a small fall garden after I get back from vacation, but that will require some serious excavation of the current weedy mess. I am looking forward to meeting a friend for lunch toward the end of the week. And I’m continuing to declutter.
Here is a picture I am sharing……a covered bridge from my home town. I’m missing my family and even though I’ll get to see them soon, we won’t be at home…which is also something I miss.