The high of my week was game night with my mom, brother, and older nephew on Saturday night. We played a few games, ordered pizza, and just had a generally enjoyable evening. Like most kids, my nephew struggles with losing games, so after losing a game of Trouble (after winning the first one), he was very unhappy. When my brother pointed out that neither him nor I had won a game yet, he burst out with, “You’re grownups! You’ve lived.” Touche!
The low of my week was the weirdly cold weather! I want to preface this by saying that I know many of you in northern states are experiencing much colder weather and would love what we Floridians consider a “cold snap,” but weather is relative and I am not used to seeing temps in the FORTIES in mid-March. I live in Florida. I’m not supposed to be wearing boots and long sleeves in March. Argh! I’m ready for shorts and tank tops and lounging by the pool. Get it together, Florida.
An Internet find I loved was this Buzzfeed quiz: “Which Ex-Trump Administration Official Are You?” I got Steve Bannon and I’m very concerned now. Let me know what official you get if you take the quiz!
A podcast episode I enjoyed was Consent Part 1 on Dear Sugars . This was such an important podcast episode, and I found Jaclyn Friedman’s advice particularly great. I am really excited to see what sorts of discussions the next two episodes in this series bring up.
The best money I spent was $7 on a bouquet of yellow tulips. Tulips are my favorite flower, but I’ve never actually bought them for myself because they’re always more expensive than other flowers (like daisies, which I can get for $4). But I needed to replenish my fresh flowers during my last grocery run and when I saw the vibrant yellow tulips sitting in the flower section, my heart jumped. They were so pretty! But $7… did I want to spend $7 on flowers I’ll just throw out in a few weeks time? The answer is yes. I’m so glad I spent the money because these flowers bring me so much damn joy. I separated the bouquet into two mason jars: one sits on my kitchen island and the other on one of my bookshelves in my room.
My plans this weekend include book club, spectating at my mom’s 5k race, house-sitting for two lovable beagles, and brunch with my girlfriends. Whew. It’s going to be a busy weekend for me, that’s for sure! But a fun one, nonetheless. Keeping busy is a good thing for me right now, so I’m happy to have lots to do. And what could be better for the soul than snuggling two lovable beagles? Not much!
What was the high of your week?