To play off my fellow blogger, Chelsea's Love List and to give myself a reason to write, behold my Friday Faves, a list of things that I find worthy of mentioning this week:
Nelly's "Just a Dream" and not
being pretentious about music I have, in the past, attempted to dislike
on some kind of inexplicable principle that now seems like a lame excuse
not to like something, which is ridiculous because liking things is
Muffins. Specifically, the ones I've been making from Annie's recipe, which explode with decadent raspberry goodness and have just enough cinnamon to make you go mmmmm!
Otters. My new river otter shirt. The online (Sea) Otter Cams at
Seattle Aquarium that let you watch the frolicsome critters any time you
want. No joke, check them out for yourself!. Ryan sent me the link and I don't think it's up for debate that it is the cutest link anyone could possibly send.
Obsessively checking my Shop Stats page on etsy.
Even though I've only been selling on average a couple of things a
month, it's really heart-warming when someone "favorites" something I've
made...it makes me feel like the silly little hobby I have that is
really just me drinking wine, watching Roseanne on my laptop and
covering every nearby surface with glitter is somehow making someone
besides me smile...and I like making people smile! Especially if I can
do it in sweats & a ponytail, from 100s of miles away!
Our new apartment. Ryan and I moved at the beginning of May to a
less expensive, less unique, less downtown apartment with fewer dumpster
divers outside our window and fewer (exactly zero) crazy rock stars
living above us. We thought we were downgrading and sacrificing, and
while we did have to trade a little charm in for some practicality, I
regret nothing. We are saving money, living easily & comfortably
(still a short walk/drive to downtown, both our offices and the gym,
with a great espresso stand in between!), and generally much happier
with our current living arrangement. We can do laundry without going
outside, things get fixed the same day we complain about them, and our
sleep has not been interrupted by anything but the early morning garbage
truck. It's great!
That's one for every weekday...seems like a good place to stop. Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend, everybody!