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 I switched my site navigation from "Vertigo" to "Horizon," so we'll see how long it takes me to get confused.

I spent a good part of yesterday doing nothing reading magazines and working on my style board. Some might call it an inspiration board. It's basically an oversized (we're talking seriously huge, I can't even hang it because I don't have a stud to nail it into) corkboard. I go through all my magazines that I am obsessed with love and cut out styles/fashions/things I like and pin to the board. It gives me inspiration for how I dress, makeup I do, how I decorate my house for a month or two months or however long I am inspired. If I start to gather a lot of things from magazines, I eventually switch things out. I put what's on the board in my stylebook - a giant scrapbook dedicated just to the clippings - and put the new stuff on the board.

Kind of lame, and pointless, but it makes me happy. I like being able to go back through the years and see what's changed.

So that's what I did yesterday. Today and tomorrow are barbecue central. Two barbecues today, one tomorrow. One of the ones today is at my boyfriend's dad's house, my boyfriend and his dad who are Jewish. Which means no pork, of course, which leads me to ask, what's the point?

I'm waiting for him to change (he's slow, bum knee) and then we are off! Barbecues are the only good thing about summer, methinks.

AND PEACHES.
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I am SO irritated. The one thing I could NOT find at the grocery store was a peach. Apricots? Yes. All sorts of (mm) tomatoes? Yes. Onions (ew) out the wazoo? Yes. Which reminds me, got an excellent summer salad suggestion from a friend of mine: cucumbers, onions (ew, bypass,) avocado and tomatoes in a balsamic vinaigrette. I am super excited to try this for supper.

But no peaches!

Am I like way out of season here? As far as I'm concerned, summer = peaches, so I WANT A PEACH.

I'm over it. Not really, but I'll pretend for your sake.

Also got a really pretty ring I've been coveting for a couple weeks now (thank you, Discover) and the makeup store had Buy 2 Get 2 on house products, so being the junkie I am, I got four new nail polishes. All cheerful shades of dark purple, dark burgundy, dark, shimmery teal and super dark midnight blue. I'M SO CHEERFUL.

So, now I'm home and I have crap to do. I much prefer the shopping, wandering part of the day better.

Also? It is hella hot. And I normally don't overly mind the hot weather but DAMN. Hi, August.
bekindtostrangers: (VH: My Future's So Bright)
Scheduled today off, quite some time ago - thank god - and I woke up about 30 minutes ago. Which, if you know me, is majorly sleeping in.

It went from low-60s and misty and rainy (think London) on Friday to a low of 75 this morning with an eventually high of 90 with a dew point in the 70s, which will bump the heat index ("how the temperature feels," to those who live in areas without humidity,) up to around 100. And sunny. (Think New Orleans.)

Now, I have no problem with summer weather, theoretically. Every season gets its due, it's good for a change, etc. But this is August weather, after a quite lovely spate of October weather. Quite frankly, I'm not ready.

Anyway, I'll dress for it, in a dress, ponytail, sandals and spf.

The name of the game today is relaxation. And for me, relaxation is shopping. Not even buying anything, just wandering around and seeing what's out there. Contemplating a white purse (of course, it's me. Wouldn't be me if bags weren't in the picture.) and a peach. I REALLY want a peach.
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Today is one of those "oh god I have so much crap to do" but I'm still sitting on my butt sort of days. Well, I suppose the day is over now, so I should say was. And yet-still more crap!

I left work at 12:15 today because I felt like it and we went grocery shopping. Sort of a stocking up trip, got some things that we don't need yet but have be wanting to get ahead on - bulk items, mostly.

Plus, I bought a pair of boots. This is my first pair of boots in probably close to 15 years. They make my feet look giant. It will have to be mighty crappy out for me to wear them.

Off of work tomorrow; first thing on the list is the dentist. Boo hiss. Then I'm stopping at my dad's (it's on the way) to do laundry (which I have yet to gather tonight. Surprise, surprise.) and drop off his cake. Also, get some puppy time in.

And then I'm coming back home and probably cleaning. I've let the place go to hell the last couple of weeks.

Did I mention I'm cooking for like 13 or 14 people for Thanksgiving. Meaning, I'm making a couple of dishes here and then we're trekking to my dad's - my family obviously won't fit at my place. And I'm still the hostess there. Lovely.

Tomorrow is the third anniversary of my mom's passing. I remember how much all of you were there for me and believe me when I tell you it's appreciated and loved. In case I don't get on in the next couple of days - thank you all, again. Much love.

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