typing this in the morning as it gently rains outside
enjoying the rain this time around, now that we’ve had a long hot break from it
painting patterns on terracotta pots
transplanting some thriving indoor plants
killing yet another basil plant outside
seeing the first blooms on our pepper plants on the balcony!
writing long journal entries by hand almost everyday
craving vegetables. all of them. okay, not eggplant. screw eggplant.
getting a little bored with my go-to veggie recipes
working on a big veggie dish roundup for my own reference (and will obviously share with y’all)
thinking about The Keepers a week after I finished watching it (a Netflix MUST if you like documentaries or murder mysteries or conspiracy theories. I like all three.)
reading my first Kurt Vonnegut book! Kind of unacceptable for a literature major. What can I say, I emphasized Greek literature so this is not my wheelhouse.
recommending In a Dark, Dark Wood to all my reader friends, which I just devoured on Sunday
debating doing reading list posts on the bloggy again….
creating a summer bucket list since last year’s went so well and helped make my best summer ever!
picking out camping trips and scheduling some with friends
drinking cold brew coffee most mornings
getting annoyed with myself when I forget to set it up at night
having cocktails, summer beer, or fruity mocktails in the evenings
prioritizing my mental health with lots of me time, quality time with Preston, taking my new herbal routine, working on my “sleep hygiene” (SO HARD!), and just letting myself relax if that’s what feels right
running (just running) And not at all beating myself up for being slightly behind “schedule.” Though I do have to remind myself I’m not setting a schedule!
losing interest in the Bachelorette REAL fast (I think last season was so lame it may have finally broken the Bachelor/ette spell)
wondering if I may finally be done with this ridiculous addictive TV series…?
finding myself able to watch an episode in about 30 minutes. So that’s progress. And thank you commercial-free Hulu plan for making that possible 😉
realizing this is getting pretty long, even though I’m having a lot of fun writing this today
wishing y’all have a lovely Thursday, rain or shine, and a happy summer weekend