Awkward & Awesome Thursday

Pike Library in Indy.jpgAwkward:

-Our power got shut off with no warning whatsoever. Which is awkward enough without my having sobbed about it when I came home! Epic Fail…

-Eating salad for lunch and getting hungry again less than an hour later.

Awesome:

-This library display from Pike Library in Indianapolis!

-I’ve been drinking a ton of water lately! It’s funny how just changing my water intake can improve my mood and energy levels.

-Watching Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them twice over the weekend!

 

Mr & Mrs Movie Night: Bridget Jones’ Baby

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I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while now! =)

For Valentine’s Day, Mitch gave me a card with two bunnies at a drive-in movie that said “My favorite place to be… is next to you.” With the card, he handed me a binder ring filled with a bunch of beautiful little pieces of paper with Romantic films listed on each one. Mitch said, “I want to watch each one of these movies with you so I can learn all the different ways to love you.”

My father is a man’s man, an Army Sergeant, an outdoorsy guy, and a car guy… he was not a sit-and-watch-romcoms-with-my-wife kind of guy. That’s not to say that he didn’t watch romantic films with us, but it just wasn’t his thing… not something he put a lot of thought or effort into watching. That’s why Mitch’s gift was so special to me.

Before he started our Mr and Mrs movie nights, I never would have asked Mitch to sit through a romantic movie with me. I wouldn’t want to “put him through that”.  Mitch recognized that in me and is making an effort to watch films that I might like!

We watched Bridget Jones’ Baby first (it was also in the bag with the binder ring)! I have been a lover of Bridget Jones since I first picked up Bridget Jones’ Diary in the 7th grade. This film was no exception… Bridget getting herself into a situation and having to figure it out with humor and a bit of wit! We laughed, I almost cried, it was a fun night going on Bridget’s latest adventure!

 

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

Pike Library in Indy.jpgAwkward:
-Our power got shut off with no warning whatsoever. Which is awkward enough without my having sobbed about it when I came home! Epic Fail…
-Eating salad for lunch and getting hungry again less than an hour later.

Awesome:
-This library display from Pike Library in Indianapolis!
-I’ve been drinking a ton of water lately! It’s funny how just changing my water intake can improve my mood and energy levels.
-Watching Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them twice over the weekend!

 

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

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Awkward:
– My first sinus infection since my sinus surgery last spring. I feel like I’ve been sick for a month!
-Working night shift this week. How does no sleep and constant irritability sound?

Awesome:
-Homemade tacos!!
-Getting to watch my favorite romantic comedies.
-Homemade dinners with me and my awesome coworker while being forced to work night shift!

To the Lighthouse: A Review

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is about The Ramsey’s, a family of 8 whose matriarch is one of the main focal points of the novel. Mrs. Ramsey’s relationship with her husband is rocky at best; Mr. Ramsey’s egotistical and narcissistic nature does not blend well with Mrs. Ramsey’s giving and kind soul. The Ramsey’s have a number of regular guests at their summer home, all of whom are characters.

The most interesting part of this novel is the revolving  narrative. The narrator shifts from character to character and halfway through, it even shifts in time. While nothing of renown seems to happen, the main focus of this book seems to be the characters and their point of views.

I didn’t necessarily dislike the novel, but I wouldn’t put it on my list of favorites. It’s my first jump into the infamous Virginia Woolf and I can see why her novels are praised for their character development and complexity.

If you’ve read Virginia Woolf, what’s your favorite novel of hers? I’m always looking to add books to my To Be Read pile!

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

happiness-isAwkward:
-When the sushi you receive has different ingredients than the sushi you ordered. Say no to avocado!
-Changing your work schedule three times in the course of four weeks. Can I hear a collective UGH?
-Trying a little something special with my hair… and ending up with a copper top and ashy ends. YAY for toner and the employees at Sally’s!
-Our Christmas tree is still up. In February.

Awesome:
-Days when the makeup goddesses come together and I actually look like a put together thirty-something.
-Writing Valentine’s cards for your favorite littles. ❤
-Days when NOTHING is on the docket. Remind me what those are like…

Self Love

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Today will be about a lot of different kinds of love: romantic, friendship, familial; however, I would like to talk about the most important kind of love… SELF LOVE. Self love is about accepting and adoring yourself for who you are without seeking the consent of others. It’s about a lifelong journey to loving every little bit about yourself. Loving yourself just as you are… right now, in this VERY moment.

Self love is the most difficult of the loves for me. I struggle with the desire to not be narcissistic, not be too flashy, the desire to be a little thinner, with a nicer nose, a better personality, kinder, less selfish, and a slew of other things. Because I am human. I am human and I am flawed and THAT is why self love is so difficult for me. Self love is not the love of television and films, it is the love that is cultivated alone in the quiet of your own mind.

I am working on it. Every day. It is a constant battle in my life and one that I find a lot of my loved ones struggling with… so here is your reminder. Today, of all days, please be a little kinder to yourself. Take a moment to appreciate YOU, all of you.