Livin’ Life

Weekly Things

Something I Learned: Hibernation is very different from sleep, and is in fact exhausting. So, often when animals come out of hibernation, they fall dead asleep in order to recharge.

Something I’m Into:  Fleece-lined leggings. I mean, never before in history has there been a more comfortable article of clothing. How lucky are we that we live in this amazing time??

Something I Appreciate: My city. I live in St. Louis Park, MN, and it’s just a very-well run city. My mom and I took a walk around one of our parks this week, and noted all of the nice amenities within it. I often joke that it’s the best place on earth. I’m like 90% serious.


Last week started off with Halloween, which was fun but a little too busy for my taste. On Friday, I attended my monthly discussion group (the word this month was “Gratitude”), and on Saturday, I saw a play called “The Parchman Hour” about the Freedom Riders of the 1960s. It was very well done, and really brought home just how far we haven’t come in race relations since then.img_1054This is from my walk to lunch. I usually get lunch from a hospital cafeteria about a block away from my school. It’s a nice way to get myself moving and grab some fresh air and sunshine. img_1053Jane has been especially clingy recently. Probably just a reaction to the chillier temperatures.img_1052I just love it when she tries to sleep with her head resting in my hand.

arabesque^ A special sneak peek of me doing aerial.
img_1051 I tried to take advantage of the beautiful weather this week, and spent as much time outside as possible. img_1050 img_1049

img_1048With Daylight Savings Time ending, I’ve enjoyed some lovely sunrises while getting ready in the morning.

img_1023After wearing a costume all day on Monday, I just wanted to wear pajamas on Tuesday. This outfit was close enough. Scarf: Target (exact) // Dress: H&M (similar, similar, similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)img_1027Scarf: Target (similar) // Cardigan: thrifted (similar, similar) // Belt: Target (similar) // Pants: Charlotte Russe (similar, similar) // Boots: Madden Girl (exact)

img_1032Scarf: Target (similar) // Shirt: H&M (similar, similar) // Belt: Target (exactsimilar, similar) // Skirt: thrifted (similar, similar, similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)
img_1035Scarf: Amazon (exact) // Dress: Forever 21 (exact) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)

End of October

Last Monday, a student got arrested at school, on Tuesday we had two fights (2 separate groups of students), on Thursday, we had conferences and then I went to a neighborhood discussion group so I didn’t get home until like 9:30 pm, and then the weekend was packed. It was quite the week!


Weekly Things

Something I Learned: There are about 650 Stradivarius instruments around, and they’re named after the musicians who play them.

Something I’m Into:  Westworld!!!! It’s a new show on HBO that’s similar to Lost and Game of Thrones.

Something I Appreciate: Having the time, health, money, and general ability to do fitness classes. I do aerial on Mondays, a strength training class on Wednesdays, and Irish dancing on Sundays, and I’m really glad that I can do all of them. They not only keep my body healthy, but they also keep my mind fresh and always working.


attachment-1-44A few weeks ago, I did something to a tendon in my leg while doing aerial, and it was whining at me after aerial on Monday, so I iced it, and Jane thought I was conveniently not moving just so that she could cuddle. Look at her being all, “Don’t you just love me so much???”attachment-1-43Neighborhood discussion about racial issues. A few months ago, a bunch of neighbors put up “Thank You Local Police” signs, and didn’t realize that, considering the timing, it would be interpreted as a threat to our black neighbors. Duh. So we gathered to discuss it and learn.attachment-1-46^This right here is an open window. It was 72 degrees on Friday, and I got to nap with my window open. AMAZINGattachment-1-47My Saturday night was more leg-icing (frozen peas) and Netflix. It was the best.attachment-1-45Jane helping me make the apron for my Halloween costume. Super helpful.img_0916Scarf: Target (similar, similar) // Dress: Old Navy (similar // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)

img_0919Scarf: Target (similar) // Dress: Old Navy (similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)

img_0922This was the night I didn’t get home until really late, so that’s what the crazy face is about. All peopling and no alones make introvert go crazy. And yes I put my name tags on my leg; otherwise my hair gets stuck in them. Scarf: Target (exact) // Sweater: Charming Charlie (similar) // Jeans: YMI (similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)

img_0925Sometimes I wear certain outfits because they basically feel like I’m wearing pajamas. Everything except for the boots is from Target. Scarf (exact) // Sweater (similar) // Belt (exactsimilar, similar)  // Skirt (similar, similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)

Happy November!