Reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, still. It took me (and my mom too) a little while to get into this book, but now we're both hooked and loving it. It's amazing to read about 19th century New York "society" and how much weight was put on what other people thought of you, what they thought of your family, your clothes, your food, your way of arranging flowers, your Sunday evening entertainment. It's fascinating.
Writing a few posts in my head.
Listening to a quiet morning.
Thinking about breakfast. I'm debating between steel cut oats with flax seed, strawberries, and cream, or sourdough toast with orange marmalade. Maybe I'll just have both....
Smelling lavender. I did buy some lavender essential oil last week and have been loving it so far. I use it on my skin, in the bath, and I made a homemade linen spray following this recipe. I spray it on my pillow before I go to sleep and I find it really relaxing.
Wishing that I was better at meditating. I've decided that it would be really good for me to spend 15 minutes a day sitting still and focusing only on my breath, but it's really difficult not to let my mind wander. I suppose I'll get better with practice. Any tips?
Hoping you all don't think I'm a hippie-dippie after reading the above two statements! I'm really not, I promise! I just like finding natural approaches to being calm and healthy.
Wearing a blanket wrapped around my knees--my favorite black-and-white Ikea blanket that my husband had to steal from the display at the storefront. I had settled on another blanket when it looked like the store was out of the black-and-white one, but he knew which one I really wanted so on the way out he snagged the display blanket for me and ran back to pay for it! I went home with two blankets and a smile on my face.
Drinking strong black tea with cream.
Loving that guy I married.
Wanting to spend the day reading.
Needing to finish making my DIY Valentine's Day gift for my husband!
Feeling thankful for one of my good friends. She and I were close in college and have become closer since college, which is not often the case, and I'm so grateful for her. We chatted on the phone for 2 and a half hours on Friday about all kinds of things. She's one of the few friends I have who really knows me and who is great at keeping in touch and who let's me share anything with her. Friends like that don't come around often.
Clicking on Google and typing "askew" in the search bar. Try it! (Were you amused too?)
(Linking up with Lauren.)