Yeah, sorry about going MIA on you guys, but you know, it really did me some good to unplug a bit for the last week. After a week of being cooped up in the house (so not the same as seasonal hermitting…which is a CHOICE!), I finally got a chance to be free and see the world last Thursday…oh, ok, so I really just went to see Fifty Shades of Grey with the besties, but seriously, that night out really helped turn things around for me.
As winter ekes out its final punishing days, it’s had me tied down to a bed of emotions. Ohh, see what I did there? I swear I’ve been through the five stages of grief about ten times this month, but now, after a week off to recharge and regroup, I’m back to feeling like myself and it’s a good thing because it’s time for my favorite post of the month!
One good thing about being stuck in the house most of the month is that it has set off my inner bookworm. On the few days I was able to make it out of the house, I either went to the grocery store or the library…aka, my top two “happy places”. Along with boosting my slow-reader self-esteem with some young adult fiction (Four by Veronica Roth, If I Stay and the sequel Where She Went, by Gayle Forman), I’ve also been browsing the foodie aisles as well…
eat read ALL THE BOOKS!
PS, my own copy of the World Cheese Book “currently” resides on my coffee table.
“Inhaler” by Foals. Seriously, I’ve been playing it nonstop since I found their album at the library two weeks ago.
Current Guilty Pleasure:
Thank you to the contributors to my library’s audio collection for not only having superb taste in indie music but for enhancing my own music library without me having to spend a dime!
Muahah! <-You didn’t see that.
Music, movies, and marathoning Netflix. Who could ask for more?
Sunny days. Vitamin D. A chance to talk my books OUTSIDE to read?!
Hello, my name is Heather and although I flirted with my inner chef recently, I’m still majorly addicted to bars. But you already knew this. What you didn’t know (and I didn’t either) is that the new Vitamin Shoppe in town rocks! They have a HUGE selection of bars that I’d never even seen…obviously, I had to do my part and sample them properly. Word of warning: That gold one, as alluring as it may seem, does NOT have any sort of magic [ticket] in it…tastes.like.ASS!
Dear coffee, you complete me. I swear I will never EVER stray again.
I have to say I’ve given myself more than a couple of pats on the back for getting my shit together and getting back in the gym. After being out for more than a week during Snowpocalypse, it was not an easy task. There was a lot of moaning, groaning, and all out toddler temper tantrums. Unsurprisingly, a jaunt on the treadmill with one of my books from the library is what got me hooked again. Bookworm prevails!
Also? Finally getting all those BEAutiful tabs up there on my header!
Current Bane of Existence:
This fucking weather. Seriously…O-VER IT!
Umm, Gina? Can I come move in with you? Every time I get a Snap from you with your beautiful California weather, I die a little inside!
Treating MYSELF whenever I get the chance!
♫ A little party never killed nobody! ♫
For all the complaining I’ve been doing this month, sometimes I just have to stop and smell the
roses daisies and carnations to really appreciate the great things and amazing people I have in my life. If you had told me a year ago where I would be and what I would have right now, I’d have laughed in your face. Life really does have a way of surprising you at times. Good thing I LOVE surprises.
While I’d like to tell you otherwise, the truth is, I’ve been in my robe more than any other article of clothing this month…and yes, most often huddled around a mug of something warm.
Tonight…Sir Sly…in Nashville…fuck yeah!
You Tube -> Sir Sly
Feel free to catch up on the music goodness!
Hopeful…that my excitement for tonight’s show will help keep me out into the 28°F (-2.2°C) weather for the time needed. Guess I should wear my dancing shoes, huh?
What is your current triumph?
What’s is one of your “happy places”?