How are you? How was your February?
Mine was alright.
I think–for the first time ever–I had the “winter blues”. Like, since January. No amount of eating, talking, praying and watching Downton Abbey seemed to bring me out of it. I didn’t even bother with cognitive therapy. But, you know what did help some? Working out at the gym, surprisingly (more on that later), long showers with Ooey Gooey Cookie body wash, sex, playing in the snow, cooking, getting a regular doctor’s checkup after being a year overdue and passing with flying colors (iron deficiency is in check, WAHOOO!), scented candles, dates with people I love, reclusiveness, and tuning in to some good old 90’s music.
Have you heard that song “Intuition” by Natalie Imbruglia? I love the ending where she repeatedly goes “I feel alright”. It really makes me feel alright, when I feel less than alright. Ya know? Do you have a song that does that for you?
There was not a day that went by in February that I did not think about blogging. I always miss the process when taking time off. It’s so involving and ongoing. Sometimes it can feel like too much, but more often than not it’s really enjoyable for me. More and more it feels like…not just something I do, but what I do.
Anyway, my mood has been generally good lately. I’m happy & excited to start posting again. I’ve been making little design changes here & there to the site, over the past several months actually. Have you noticed? I’ll probably continue with the tweaking until it feels “right”.
As far as new/upcoming posts…
I tried out that brown eyebrow pencil and took photos, so I will be reviewing that soon (as well as, sharing my thoughts on the Aveda haircare products I bought some months back). I also have some new recipes/food ideas, an interesting post on personality and a few giveaways coming up for you. And, and I was in the market for a few things, so I went shopping at the mall – it’s been awhile since I’ve done any shopping there – and, of course, the thrift store. You know I had to go there. Lol I’ll post my finds.
Sweater, Jeggings & Jacket: thrift store finds • Hat & Scarf: X-mas gift • Sunglasses: Ray-bans • Boots: Nicole
Are you ready for Spring? I am, even though it’s my least favorite season. As much as I enjoy & appreciate them, I’m looking forward to the day when I can put the riding, duck, and cold weather boots in the back of the closet. Soon, hopefully.
Thanks for all your thoughts and kind words about missing me while on sabbatical. It’s really nice to know that. I’ve missed you too and it feels good to be back! 🙂