It’s day 15 in the blog every day challenge. Today’s prompt are showing photos from a typical day.
Currently I’m visiting family in Michigan so my day yesterday was anything but typical but I’ll share anyhow (also there are a lot of feet pictures). These were all taken with my iphone so the quality is perhaps not the best.
-My mom owns a salon and spa so I went into work with her to catch up on some blogging and try out an easy curl effect under the dryer. -Then I took a lunch break (leftover vegan pad thai) and read a book. -Then my mom sweetly offered to give my a much needed pedicure. I read a few magazines. -I cuddled with my mom’s little dog a lot. We had some good laughs when I put my scarf on her. -I went to jazzercise with my mom (she goes most days and is a little off her schedule with my visit). -We made meatless tacos for dinner. -And ate them outside until it got too chilly.
Then we lazied around and watched a few tv shows.
What’s a typical visiting family day like for you?
Today is day 14 of the blog every day in May challenge! Today it’s 10 things that make me really happy.
1. The process of making tea (not necessarily drinking it)
2. Going to the farmer’s market
3. Foraging in the woods (berries and the elusive morel are my favorite)
4. Watching the sun set or rise
6. Listening to my favorite music while taking a walk
7. Eating chocolate
8. Laying on a blanket in the sun
9. Finishing a successful knitting project
10. Swimming on a hot day
I’m finally getting around to sharing some pictures of the Cinco de Mayo party we went to. Our good friends were co hosting it with another couple. The party was a little more interesting due to the fact that the power went out in the building where we were all gathering. So we had to navigate completely dark stairways to get the the apartment. Luckily it was sunny out so our party wasn’t in the dark.
After food and some trivia we headed to the courtyard outside where the pinata was destroyed and where we could enjoy the warmth. Near the end of the party a few of us played pin the tail on the donkey and had a few good laughs. I think Walker was cheating a little bit with his leg us like that. Oh well, it was a good afternoon.
It’s day 12 in the blog every day challenge. Today the question is: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
I’ll be the first to tell you that I live so much in the past. I’m resistant to change and the future scares me. So what do I miss? I think it’s pretty clear. Basically any good moments in my life that have passed. I wish I wasn’t so sentimental and that I good appreciate a good moment and then move on, mmm but I can’t.
If you wanted me to be even more specific I could tell you that I miss the time in my life when I wasn’t worried about big decisions for my big girl life. You know like am I ready for marriage, am I ready to have kids, to start my life according to societal norms. I miss the days when I was just deciding what weekend I would drive to visit friends or go camping. In lots of ways I don’t feel like I’ve changed much from that girl and maybe that’s why it seems sad. So much more time has passed than it seems, but in my mind where all my memories live I’m still that young girl.
It’s day 11 in the blog every day in May challenge. Today the topic is: Sell yourself in 10 words or less.
As with all the prompts I have been interpreting them in my own way and I think that’s ok. So instead of “selling” myself because I’m not sure what that means I will give you 10 words that describe me.
It’s day 10 of the blog every day in May challenge. Today I’m spilling my most embarrassing moment (s).
Oh gosh I’m sure we all have countless embarrassing moments and I am willing to share 3 of my more vivid memories. Here we go…
Embarrassing moment #1:
-When I was young, maybe around 7 or 8, my family and I went to a place called GreenfieldVillage in Michigan. I may have mentioned this place before on the blog. Anyhow it’s an outdoor museum masterminded by Henry Ford and it’s pretty awesome. We visited in the spring and if you’re from a place where it snows you know that when it melts things can get muddy. I was off ahead of the group when I saw some older kids (they were super cool in my eyes of course) easily take a shortcut over a mud puddle. I followed because, duh, I could do anything older kids could do. I went to jump but my silly short legs failed me and my front leg went right into the mud and then my back leg joined to try and get me out. I eventually had to be helped out by my dad and I was covered in mud from the knees down.
I was furious and embarrassed and my family had a hard time holding back their laughter. I found absolutely nothing funny about it. To make matters worse we continued to walk around. I felt like such a fool and I just wanted to disappear or at the very least leave the dang place. I remember before we left I had to suffer one more indignity. My family went into the gift shop and since I was covered in mud I refused to go in, instead I stood behind a bench and tried to blend in with the building behind me. I’m pretty sure it didn’t work I felt like everyone was staring at me. Ugh. FINALLY we left and I didn’t have to endure my embarrassment any longer. Also my dad bought me a book from the gift shop but being the stubborn child I was (um still am) I couldn’t appreciate it until later.
Embarrassing moment #2:
When I was a senior in high school there was a class called senior project and we had to get into small groups, research a topic for half of the school year, and then put on a unique 20 minute presentation. My group chose Elvis (because I was obsessed) and our presentation was kind of awesome. We even painted ourselves in black and white to look like we were on tv in the 50′s. Anyhow there was this one point in our presentation that didn’t flow well and I was standing there needing to remember my next line and couldn’t. And then I was up and stepped up to talk and froze, my mind went blank, shoot! I remember my vision narrowed and the room went quiet and time seemed to s…l…o…w way down. Finally my line entered my mind and things went on as planned. It felt like longer but it was only maybe 20 seconds (but 20 seconds does actually seem like a long time when people are waiting for you to talk). I just felt super lame and like a whole auditorium of my peers, classmates, teachers, and parents all saw it. Oy! Oh yeah I’m totally over it, not! I still think about it and try to change the outcome in my mind.
Embarrassing moment #3:
So this one would be even more embarrassing but luckily no one was around to witness it and therefore is just a pretty funny story. It was when I lived in the dorms at college and I was walking upstairs to my room when I tripped on the stair (going up) and somehow in my attempt to catch my fall stepped on my own hand. Who does that?! I looked around quickly to see if anyhow saw and when I realized I was alone I breathed a sigh of relief and then laughed because seriously it was ridiculous.
Today is day 8 of the blog every day in May challenge! Today the prompt is: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. I am often times in need of this advice.
Smile more, if you like the song be the first to dance, sing out loud if you want, give a little shimmy and shake that seriousness off. If the picture isn’t perfect but you like it anyway, share it! If it’s warm out wear something for function versus fashion. Let you hair air dry and go with it. Leave the house without make up on. Walk in the city with your shoes off. Skip in the grass. You’re never too old to do something you enjoy. If something gets you down try and not let it ruin your day (maybe this is the one I need).
It’s day 7 of the blog every day in May. The prompt today is: The thing(s) you are most afraid of.
I really can’t imagine that everyone’s answer to this question is much different. Of course I’m afraid of things day to day but at the very heart and core of my fear is death. I’m afraid of heights because if you fall from a long way up the outcome isn’t good. I’m afraid of deep water because one could drowned. I’m afraid of extreme adventure sports because something could so easily go wrong. I’m afraid of car accidents and plane crashes. I’m afraid of cancer and heart attacks.
What’s even scarier sometimes is that if none of these tragic things happen and we live to be really old we will all still die one day. All the people I love one day will die. I think this thought for me comes up daily. It’s a quick passing thought and it makes me extremely sad but I let it go. I feel like at this level we can all relate.