I'm not going to lie: this week was rough. Mainly, it was the weather. It was cloudy and rainy nearly all week; in fact, today the sun has come out and I ate breakfast outside just to bask in it. Overall, though, there were some definite high points to the week. These pics show the best among them; although I didn't get a pic of my day yesterday with a lovely friend, chatting books and eating a perfect lunch. Aside from that, these are the things that saved me a little bit this week.
Fingers crossed on some sunshine in the coming days!
Wine a week continues. This week we actually had two, the one pictured above and a bottle of Skyfall Merlot. The Skyfall was excellent. I'd give it an 8/10. This one above, Antigal 1 Uno Malbec, was solid but not quite as good. I'm going with 6/10. Overall, I didn't have to toss any down the drain and enjoyed my nightly 4 oz. I'm so....measured when it comes to wine.
My son's soccer team played in some solid rain. A few parents stuck it out on the sidelines with the boys. If they can play in it, we can stand in it, right? #insolidarity Hope those boots dry out. They're my favorites.
My stomach hurt this week, for reasons I cannot explain at all. When that happens, regular Barre 3 always works out the kinks. I am committing to more regular workouts to prevent stomach pains in the future. It works shockingly well.
Last night, on my way home from ballet and soccer drop-offs, I saw this sunset. I pulled the car over and got out. Nothing gets me like a sunset....except a sunrise.
I still miss living in AZ. Perhaps it's the sunny skies or the wide-open land. I'm not sure, but I still wake up and think I'm living there and then feel a little bit sad to remember I'm not. I used this mug this morning, with my French press, and thought about how lovely it is there right now. The sunset above helps ease that pang.
Finally, I was going to do a usual list of tidbits from around the web, and then I read this article and decided it's worth a Friday all its own. Much as I didn't want to cry (I had an appointment and needed my mascara intact), I couldn't stop myself. In the wake of Florida's school shooting, it's hard to know what to do to make things better. Maybe this is a start...not just to avoid gun violence, but to deal with the root of what seems to be every ailment we have: disconnect.
I hope everyone is feeling loved today.