The Days Are Flying By

Weekly Things

Something I Learned: I just don’t know this week! I feel like I learn something new every day, but then I can never remember specifics later.

Something I’m Into: I’ve been listening to the My Favorite Murder Podcast. I heard about it a while ago, and could tell that it was practically made for me, but I don’t like new things, so I ignored it for a while. I finally started it this week, and of course it’s great! It’s basically just two women talking about actual murders that have taken place throughout history. So….yeah.

Something I Appreciate: That we’ve gotten this far into the year with decent weather. It’s getting for real cold now, but I appreciate that it’s held off for as long as it has.

The last two weeks have flown by, and I haven’t felt like I’ve been able to catch my breath yet. (I didn’t even make a post last week because it went so fast.) I’ve just been always doing doing doing. I like all of the things I’m doing (fun with friends and family, aerial, dance, singing, drawing, house projects, community discussions, theater, movies, etc.), but I just wish it could spread out somehow.

Over the last few weeks, as I’ve been processing the election mess, and where we are as a country politically and socially, I’ve been trying to find ways to seek more connection with others. Division has played such a large role in this mess, and I see it continuing to destroy us. The only way to do anything about it is to attempt to connect with others; to be gentle, more patient, less snarky, express more understanding and less derision, put the work in to help others understand things, rather than getting frustrated with them for not knowing things already, assuming the best rather than the worst, viewing strangers as my brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece, nephew, grandparent. It can be hard, and I know there are times when I definitely fail to do it, but so far, it has given me a lot of peace to be more mindful about how I approach others.

Thanksgiving week stuffs…img_1130I made my usual contributions to our Thanksgiving meal: sweet potato casserole, and green bean casserole. Yummimg_1131My Thanksgiving meal. YUMMMMM

Some things I did over Thanksgiving break:img_1128Sleeping in is my favorite. Jane’s into it too.
img_1129Antique store shopping. I was looking for containers for sewing supplies and paint supplies. I currently use ugly plastic tackle boxes, and they function perfectly, but they’re just too damn ugly. I didn’t find an alternative, but I came up with a semi-solution that I will cover in another post.img_1127-1Remember when I painted this desk blue? I couldn’t decide what color to paint it, so I asked for input. I landed on blue because that’s really what I feelin’ the most at the time. I still love that color, but I’m trying to neutralize my space a little bit, so I painted it white!img_1132It’s a subtle change, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first. I don’t really notice it much anymore, so I think that’s good. I wanted it to blend in a little more.

Outfits from Thanksgiving Week.img_1105Shirt: Gordman’s (similar) // Scarf: DSW (similar, similar) // Shorts: Boom Boom Jeans (similar, similar, similar) // Shoes: Crown Vintage @ DSW (similar)
img_1108Scarf: Thrifted (similar) // Shirt: H&M (similar) // Belt: Target (exactsimilar, similar) // Skirt: Target (similar, similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)

This past week has been filled with the usual, including working on illustrations.img_1133The always helpful Jane, sitting on top of my colored pencils. Great.img_1135What happens to your hand (and sleeve) when you draw.

img_1136What my house looks like every couple of days. It snows, then melts, then snows, etc. img_1137Community meeting regarding climate justice initiatives. It was surprisingly optimistic. img_1134Cats could teach classes on how to nap.

Last week’s outfits.

img_1111 Sweater: Kohls (similar) // Necklace: Dry Goods (similar) // Jeans: YMI via Plato’s Closet (similar)// Shoes: Baretraps (exact)img_1114 Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory // Shirt: Target (similar) // Belt: Target (exact) // Skirt: Target (similar, similar) // Shoes: Refresh via Amazon (exact)img_1117Scarf: Target (exact) // Dress: H&M (similar, similar) // Boots: Naturalizer (similar)
img_1120 Sweater: Target (similar) // Shirt: H&M (similar) // Pants: Kohl’s (similar) // Boots: Steve Madden (exact)img_1123Cardigan: Banana Republic via Goodwill (similar) // Shirt: Target (exact) // Jeans: Cello Jeans via Goodwill (similar) // Boots: Steve Madden (exact)