Today I have on repeat my happy song–Float On from Modest Mouse. In fact, a few of their albums have been the focus of my playlists lately.
what are you listening to?
This week I am spending time reminiscing in the past with music I listened to growing up. Journey was always on in my Mom’s truck. One of the first CDs we bought was a Journey album.
What are you listening to?
When emotions are running high and you react by overreacting, how do you process what really happened? All I would really like to do is pretend it never happened, ignore the random flashes of the memories in my head and what I perceived. But how do you move on from that something without analyzing the situation?
Right now I feel like my thoughts and feelings have been through the wash. Maybe after a night of sleep I can get a better grasp on how I think and feel. It has been a definite case of the Mondays today.
Hope everyone else had an easier more relaxed day. Until tomorrow.
It is crazy to think about things you wrote down years ago. I dug out one of my journals (still a WIP to fill) and snapped some shots of a few pages. The stories were funny to read now but I started looking at my handwriting.
The biggest difference is when you compare the present with 15 years ago. Back then I was in the habit of writing daily and it was just the dawn of the computer age. As time goes on my writing (in my opinion) is lacking. I may need to get back in the practice of writing in an actual journal again to improve my penmanship.
These excerpts are examples of when I was not trying to write legible, just freely.
Have you noticed a change in your handwriting over the years? Is the computer/texting ruining us all?
Have you ever been tired and exhausted at the same time? I feel that way right now and I am trying to process it. How can you feel both, very similar feelings all at once? I think I have it almost figured out.
It is nearly the weekend so my mind is exhausted mentally from the week’s worth of thinking. I probably usually feel this way at the end of the week but add an overloaded day to make my body tired and we have the formula for feeling both states of being at once.
Physically tired, mentally exhausted, and spiritually drained equals an early night to bed for this lady.
Hope everyone survives their Fridays and enjoys a great weekend!
The thirteenth is my birthday (tomorrow for the East Coast) and it is not an unlucky thing for me. My favorite treat is getting coffee delivered to me in bed, forget the breakfast. Last year I was surprised by a latte, and I’m hoping this continues to become a tradition.
My birthday seems to kick off the holidays. Halloween will soon be upon us and then we’ll be gearing up for Thanksgiving. Christmas shopping needs to begin so I don’t get behind. And before I know it I’ll be seeing Busy again and ringing in the new year. Time flies this time of year, which is sad because I miss the fall when it’s gone.
Fall is when I devote the most time to my hobby. The weather is nice, the colors bright and always changing, and I go outside more to enjoy the scenery. The photo above was taken during a baking session (more on that in the future).
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Cereal is one of my favorite meals, even though I never realized it until this moment. I grew up eating cereal almost every day, sometimes twice a day. This habit began back when I was an infant, just snacking on some Cheerios. You could call me a serial cereal eater. When I come home from work I like to enjoy a big bowl of my pick of the week. During my bowl of goodness, I am reminded of good memories from childhood and suddenly transported back to simpler times. This week I have been partaking in Froot Loops, because bright colors are fun so why not. As I stood in the cereal aisle at my local grocery store I found the options endless. Whole grain this and toasted that, my choice was ultimately a childhood favorite packed full of sugary tastiness. Last week I had a “grownup” cereal so I thought I would splurge this week and go for the visually appealing one. Picking my weekly choice is always a chore because of all the options, but it also gives me a chance to try new brands and combinations during my daily intake of cereal. As I finish off my cereal, I think about all those other times I decided to give in to my laziness to cook and just enjoy a quick, easy bowl. I wonder if it is actual laziness or just comfort in an old habit. Cooking for one is a hassle, so cereal quickly fixes that problem. Life gives you simple pleasures and eating cereal is one of mine. Whether it is the late night snack while watching a movie or during the quiet morning reading the paper with coffee, cereal is always the best part of my day.