After an eventful evening of grocery shopping last night it dawned on me that I honestly had no idea what day of the week it was. This week completely got away from me—but sometimes that’s a good thing. I’m dealing with a personal family issue that’s been occupying a lot of my head real estate and I’m looking forward to a weekend away from the computer—and surrounded by friends—to decompress.
So let’s get to the happy stuff!
- Year of Yes. I believe this was on my list last week, but now that I’m almost done I’m finding myself slowing down to really take in the words. I don’t know much about Shonda Rhimes admittedly, but this book makes me want to see her entire body of work.
- Friends. Do you know I have gone through 37 years of my life and have never watched a single episode of this show? My coworker finally convinced me to do something about this and I’ve been acquainting myself with the characters and Central Perk. Slowly.
- A long, patterned skirt that I dug out from the depths of my closet. I picked it up once in a shop in Germany when I was IN MY TEENS and the other day I received two back-to-back compliments on it, proving that some of my best clothes are my old, beloved rags.
- Michael Franti’s Soulrocker and Jon Bellion’s The Human Condition. These albums have been on repeat and full blast in my car lately—perfect summer listening.
- My town of Montclair. There are so many wonderful places to eat and things to do, but what I love the most is the sense of community and moments that make my heart melt, like the little girl and her lemonade stand or the late-night summer baseball games with onlookers crowding around the streets. It’s the kind of place you’d want to raise your kids (I mean, if you can afford it!).