Neglecting blogs is my strong suit apparently. A new skill I didn't know about #discoveryourselfdaily.
So much has changed in the last month that I feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland falling through the rabbit hole. But instead of focusing on the negatives, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all the good stuff that's happened because YAY LIFE!
1.) I've lost 18 pounds since May. And I'm proud of myself for it! And I think I'll pick it back up once some things settle down and I have time to actually plan my meals. Aka right now, meals are looking a bit like "I'm ignoring the expiration date on every ingredient" and less "this is the healthiest shit I've ever made."
2.) I got some awesome postcards and letters from some awesome people. Thank you to Jessica, Kristina, and Polly for sending me so much love from Montana, NEW ZEALAND, and NYC. You ladies are the best. Also, thanks to Polly, I've officially found my spirit animal(person) in the form of writer Jessi Klein. She's the head writer for Amy Shumer's show and MAN is she hilarious. Polly sent me her book called "You'll Grow Out Of It." Go find it and read it and laugh until your sides hurt. An excerpt from an early chapter about her sister's wedding in Disney Land where she finds herself dancing with a paid-for wedding-entertainment dressed-up Dale the Chipmunk:
"Hours go by and I'm completely wasted but totally happy. We're entwined on the dance floor, the envy of all the other interspecies couples in the room. I have my head on his shoulder, "Lady in Red" is playing, and I decide there will never be a more perfect moment to make my move. I squeeze his paw, look up at him, and whisper as seductively as one can after two vodka tonics and four glasses of (Disney) Chardonnay, "Hey--do you want to come back to my room?" Dale steps back. He looks at me solemnly--or maybe happily, its hard to tell--and chirps, "Chchchchch!" That's it. It's clear to me that if he were to attempt to consummate our passion, he would be fired, and possibly killed. We part ways and I go back to my room alone. I am sad that my soul mate and I met at the wrong time, doomed by the rules of a Draconian kingdom, until it occurs to me a week later that the person in the costume was not necessarily, and most likely wasn't, a man."
3,) I ate REALLY GOOD food at Gravy in downtown Raleigh. Twice. Maybe three times. No shame.
4.) I got to hang out with my cousin sweet Josey for a night when she was in town!
5) THE OLYMPICS ARE HAPPENING!!!!!! My favorite American athlete: Bob Costas. It takes guts to come back after a serious injury (see: Bob Costas pink eye 2014 winter olympics) #truepatriot
6.) I found an Anthropologie dress at a thrift shop and there's ELEPHANTS ON IT. Double win!
7.) I've discovered some new favorite wines that you should probably go buy if you like fermented grape juice as much as I do:
So there you have it -- some little moments of joy (and if you drink all three wines, you'll be VERY joyful -- please don't attempt).