SO MUCH SHOPPING. No buying, but shopping and browsing and “adding to cart” is how I deal with anxiety; I see each piece as a way to “fix” whatever is bothering me.
Oh, actually I did buy one thing. A very big thing, the Rebekka kimono in black, one size minus, from Elizabeth Suzann. The more I thought about it, the more I realized how great a piece it is, even though it is a linen/cotton blend and not heavier (which will actually be much more versatile for me in Texas). I liked the shorter “sleeves” and the straight hem, and how easy it seems to just wear with whatever. I’ll probably love it, but if I don’t, then I know I can return it and get the silk florence pants instead.
I did sell quite a few of my own things via Slowre this week, so it all sort of evens out 🙂
As we move, I’ve been thinking about trying the Coyuchi for life program for new sheets and towels. Basically you pay monthly for towels, sheets, etc. and you can send them back after a certain period of time to be recycled or repurposed and get a new set in return. Very tempting, actually, because our current sheets are at the end of their life and too yucky to donate, so I wonder what to do with them. (H&M does accept textile recycling) Same for towels. Has anyone tried this? I love our Coyuchi organic cotton towels…
Leo and I were watching old seasons of The Americans on Amazon – I loved it! Now I miss it and refuse to pay for the current season, so will wait. Good thing the new season of Transparent dropped this week, I can’t wait to start that!
I’ve been listening to Ester Perel’s Audible original “podcast” the last couple of days. It is SO GOOD and incredibly eye-opening. And fascinating. Also sad.
Honestly, I’m so antsy right now. And bored? Which is weird. I’ve been doing as much as I can to pack and get ready to move the last several weeks, but at a certain point, until we actually MOVE, I can’t do any more. And that’s where I’m stuck. I’ve been through all the cabinets and drawers and garage and donated/thrown away everything that needs to be. I’ve packed up things we don’t need on a daily basis. I’ve washed sheets and towels and blankets so they’ll be clean when we move.
And now I’m just waiting for moving day to get closer so I can pack up everything else and then get to the new place and UNPACK it.
I’m working on a puzzle, and not getting very far. I’m looking forward to binging on Transparent this weekend while I pack pictures and some random kitchen stuff. And I’m literally eating everything in sight; particularly sugary/crunchy things. It is the Jewish new year, and we are supposed to eat sweet things to bring us a sweet new year ahead, but I am eating enough for all the Jews and need to stop LOL
There are a whole lot of issues under the surface too, and I’m acknowledging them, not just letting them stew. And I’m giving myself a break, not being too hard on myself for the way I’m feeling – I’m just going to roll with it and try and keep busy.
Oh, and I’m getting my hair cut/colored next Friday; I’ve reached my growing-out limit haha!! This is what I’m going for I think:
(image via Cuyana)
We’ll see what I decide to do on Friday, but I’m definitely cutting my hair shorter – I really enjoy my hair short. And I think I am tired of the blonde.
What’s going on with you guys? Anything exciting??