What I Bought
This Julep oxygen nail treatment. I think I mostly bought it because I wanted to buy something, you know? I did want something to put on my nails to give them a little color, but not polish, and thought this would be good for that. And it is. But for $18? That’s 1/10th of my “discretionary” money for the month!! I like the way my nails look, but I can’t really tell that they’re getting “stronger” or anything. They weren’t in bad shape to begin with.
Anyway, I’m starting to get the hang of this “budget” thing – because I spent $18 on nail stuff I have to buy two buck chuck at Trader Joe’s instead of the nice organic Cabernet I prefer 😉 Won’t do that again.
What I Got rid of
I did send back my Everlane poplin shirt to exchange it for a small, and I also sent back the Swedish Hasbeens clogs, which I may or may not exchange for a smaller size. I did make some momentous decisions on what to get rid of this week, and am now down to one closet (!), so next week I’ll post some of the things I want to get rid of and see if anyone’s interested. (lots of stripes!)
What I did
Worked, while also trying to enjoy some time with my step-son before he starts camp next week. We started Geocaching and at first, did a lot of looking without finding anything, but finally found something a couple days ago. Now we’re on a roll!
Went to the pool everyday and tried to stay out of the sun as much as possible; I really don’t want to get any more sun. Honestly, I was stunned by the women laying out at the pool – some even using TANNING OIL. I mean…I used that when I was a pre-teen and we had no concept of sunscreen, only suntan lotion. But now? grown women? I don’t understand…But then again…I’m old 😉
What I Read
Finally read Wild by Cheryl Strayed and really enjoyed it. As always happens when I read something like that, I thought about planning my own long-distance hike sometime in the future. I get caught up in books…
Also read the Little Book of Contentment by fellow blogger Leo Babauta who writes the Zen Habits blog and other books. I hope I can say someday that it changed my life, but it’s too soon to say right now. But I’m hopeful. It’s a very powerful little book – full of things we sort of know already that we do, and shouldn’t be doing, or things we don’t do and should. And things we can do to start being more content. Which ultimately, is all I want. To be content.
Now, I’m reading A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Because of her comment on last week’s post, I’ve added Jaime’s blog to my daily reads. I love her post on Walking around Grey, and Laurel and RJS, it’s a good thing she’s in Israel or you’d get a run for you thrifting money!!
If you already read looks good from the back then you already know this, and if you don’t, you should definitely read it…but one of the bloggers’ young son was recently diagnosed with cancer. They’ve started a facebook group and the amount of support their community is showing is AMAZING and overwhelming. #goHugo
What I ate
Sugar. I slipped a little this week – but not so much that I feel very bad about it. And it’s so true that once you’re “off” sugar you don’t really crave it, but the moment you have it again, you’re lost. Well, not lost completely, but you start to crave it again…ugh…I did enjoy it though!
What did you do this week?
Enjoy your weekend!!!