loving: our new house cleaners. i may be working hard to focus on WWPLD – no more regular mani/pedis, curbing the shopping, eating local and organic as much as possible. but there are a couple of things that are non-negotiable and at the top of list are house cleaners and high thread count sheets. i was never thrilled with the team i found when we first moved but recently, i found it was difficult to determine if they had even come (after all, it’s not like my house is a mess – i just like it to get a really good scrub down every couple of weeks). i finally decided something needed to change and oh, what a change it has been. turns out, moving the furniture is an essential part of the cleaning process. they even cleaned my closet – which is equal parts embarrassing and the best thing ever. i mean, a closet that is free of dust bunnies?…this has never happened before. climbing into bed last night, clean sheets, tucked in super tight – that’s pretty much my idea of heaven, right there.
reading: GONE GIRL. i know, THIS was next on my must read list, and i’ll get to it, but too many people were all a fuss about gone girl so it got bumped to the front of my list. i’m LOVING it. it’s been while since i read great fiction (according to my goodreads account it was PATRON SAINT OF LIARS) and i’m really enjoying it. i’m sure i’ll again stay up way to late reading just one more page before i turn off the light.
watching: in all honesty, i’m not watching much. i know, so unlike me. i’m super busy with work and side projects and my dvr is sure to be overflowing but i haven’t really checked recently. EBN discovered mickey mouse about a week ago and that is beyond cute. it’s her show of choice when she has her bedtime snack. she sings along and swings her arms. a trip to disneyland will have to be in our future.
thinking about: how i can convince myself to get back to running regularly. i was doing so well when i was following the couch 2 5k plan but then i “finished” and i’ve since slipped. now that EBN is sleeping a bit later (3 days in a row of 7am-ish) i’ve got the time. i need a new, longer, running plan (thinking 5-15k) and some new running shoes – i’ve got holes people. i think i’ll gear up for a monday morning kick-off. start the week off right.
listening to: i found myself at starbucks yesterday, trying, desperately, to get some work done, and i couldn’t get over how great their playlist is. can i buy it? not the individual music but the playlist itself. jeff buckley, the new fiona apple, a bit of grateful dead. i was a happy girl. didn’t get much work done, but happy none the less.
anticipating: my calendar. throughout july i felt like i just had to make it through the month and things would quiet down. but now, august is half way through and while we have had fewer visitors, work has gotten busy again (not necessarily a bad thing), there are toddler birthday parties and bridal showers and life has just…well, it doesn’t feel like there has been much
time to watch tv breathing room. september is going to be out of control nuts with a quick trip to LA, grandparents descending, a wedding in michigan, the high holidays and a big mothers club event not to mention our 5th anniversary – which we’ve decided to delay until october. because we can. so many of these things are good – we are just a very busy people.
wishing: for a jacuzzi. really. i know it’s weird, and way more specific than i typically get in these posts. but we have the perfect spot for it in our backyard and i want one. real bad.
making me happy: the CHABAD guys who showed up at our door last night. let me explain: so we’re sitting down to dinner and i look out the window to see a car stop in front of our house and two guys in black suits and black hats are walking toward my door. while this might be a fairly common sight on the streets of new york, not so much in pacifica. i was thrilled. turns out a new chabad rabbi has arrived in our area(ish) and they are contacting all the jewish families to spread the word. not exactly sure how they got our name (and address) but i’m choosing to ignore that and instead be excited. for the love of tzitzit. i loved me some chabad in college and while i’m currently filling out paperwork so we can officially be members of the local-ish synagogue, it will be nice to see what chabad has to offer as well. don’t worry, i won’t start wearing long skirts exclusively….promise.
thanks DANIELLE, again, for the inspiration for these posts