Sometimes I feel like that the only consistency in life is its inconsistency. Ebb and flow. Ebb and flow…
Dang, what a revelation here on a Monday morning.
But I don’t want to go down the philosophical route today, I just want to point out that everything is pretty much upside down here. In every sense possible. But I am committed to focus on all the good things. Because in fact most of the time I am pretty darn happy these days.
One reason is for sure that life has picked up pace a bit and that I am a happy level of busy. Another reason is that we are going on a pretty spontaneous trip to visit Meg in Cleveland. And we will also spend a few days in NYC after. We’re both in dire need of a little distance (literally and figuratively) to everyday life. I am excited on so many levels.
So last week I spent some time researching possible accommodations in New York. It looks like there is a big run on Airbnbs on the days we’re there. We missed three options we liked before we finally booked a room. We ended up paying more on the upper side of our possible price range but the location is definitely worth it!
I am also researching food trends on Instagram and youtube. I am looking forward to stuffing my face with all things unicorn and rainbow and hope for a ton of weirdly flavoured ice cream creations and raw cookie dough. The more overrated the better. I really don’t know why this seems like so much fun to me!
I tried a new granola flavour. Piña Colada. We are fans!
I had an appointment with my job agency rep and also spent some time with applying for jobs I am not interested in. But I need to show some goodwill. And I also need to just do something so that I don’t feel that guilty for slacking my time away whether it leads to something or not.
Then I got a haircut and parted with a good 7 inches of my hair. And even though it is still long by any standard it feels so short to me now. But I really like it. I also dyed it dark again. My blonde is really ashy and the streaks started to look grey to me and that doesn’t go along great with my self-concept.
We made a lot of good food last week. When things are a bit tumultuous I tend to gravitate towards all the comfort foods. We had homemade Cheeseburgers, Thai curry and Chicken Tikka Masala. We went above and beyond with the chilli and I am not sure if we ever had a hotter curry here before. It was good!
One night we also mixed Margaritas. Not our usual drink of choice but sometimes it’s just fun to mix things up – literally!
On Saturday we went on a little road trip to celebrate the wedding of our friends and neighbours. The location was beautiful and we had such a blast. Getting out, laughing and ‘dancing’ (we really really really can’t dance! Like really not!) was just awesome.
Since coming back home Sunday around noon we’re living on the couch in our PJs. Three hours of sleep just screamed for a good afternoon nap. And fortunately, we have a long weekend here and can prolong the relaxing for another day.
This week is going to be a social one again. Later today I visit my mum with some cold brew. I got her hooked. And tonight my in-laws come over for spare ribs. I am already/ still exhausted!
Happy Monday party people!