So, what is a girl to do?
Grab her headphones, revert to her angsty teenage years, and blast Morrissey. Mind you this girl had NO REASON to ever be a sullen teenager. Even for a single minute of a single day. I wish I could go back and tell her how dang easy she had it. SO EASY.
So with the animal rights loving Morrissey drowning out the nap hating protests of Shane, I am breathing through my mouth to not smell the chili-ketchup wafting my way, and am going to list some of happy things right now.
Happy things are way better than cleaning up chili-ketchup.
1. Instagram + Shauna Niequist
I have so much more to say about this topic, but this article has really stirred something in my heart. Such tough truth in it.
2. Music + food
While Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred is perhaps the least favorite part of my day, it is suddenly way more tolerable with earbuds in and music loud. No person needs to hear her say "I need a good chest fly in my life" more than once. Ever. Sorry. The other good thing? Sweating means more eating. MyFitnessPal totally starves me unless I work out. So work out I do. Grudgingly.
3. Drama + baby boys
Okay. This is maybe my favorite Tumblr everrrrrr. Because it could easily be Shane in each one of the pictures. CRYING ALL THE TIME. So much crying. Crying that you have to laugh at because I mean SO MUCH OF IT. Thank you Kim for knowing that I needed to know about it.
4. Fun + function
We moved into this house over three years ago. For over three years the detergent has sat on top of the dryer getting in the way of the lint trap and controls, and making me crazy. For three years I have wanted to hang a shelf to hold the dumb detergent. I finally, gloriously, happily did it. It has changed everything. Not really. I still am horrible at laundry, but I am less annoyed. Well. Sort of annoyed. But the lint trap is accessible now. Plus, I strung up some IG prints that I recently ordered from Origrami. Obsessed, I say. Obsessed.
I mean is this not the best ever?
6. Tim + Riggins
While we are on the subject of Star Wars, I want to put my opinion out there as to who I would cast to be Han Solo in the rumored back story spin off. Taylor Kitsch. Better know as Tim Riggins. Because well, he is RIGGINS. Full of quiet swagger, charisma, bad boy-ness and HELLO IT'S RIGGINS-ness. So there it is. Texas forever.
We spend most Tuesday dinners at Jason's parents' house for his mom's famous tacos. I am the resident guacamole maker (and perhaps eater). There is nothing like a fresh bowl of guacamole. His dad doesn't like onions or garlic, so I just throw in a chopped tomato, lots of fresh ground pepper, sea salt, Mexican lime juice (from his tree), and a whole lot of Cholula. Simple, fresh, delicious. We just planted two avocado trees in our back yard, and I simply cannot wait until we can just go in the back yard to pick fresh ones. Cannot stinking wait.
We ditched town and everyone and everything for twenty four hours.
A mental health break, if you will.
I also love how he indulges me when I find an aqua wall and make him walk across the entire hotel in the wrong direction, just so we can take a picture in front of it.
9. Camp Mom*tog + scholarship
When I read through the entries for the Camp Mom*tog scholarship spot, I sobbed my three coats of mascara off. All of them so wonderful, beautiful, heartfelt, deserving. Please read through them and cast your vote. I am so excited to see who the spot is given to and to hug them when they arrive.
We spent Saturday with Drew for our annual family photos and it was all kinds of rad. Except the part where Shane attacked her with a huge stick, nearly breaking her camera and stabbing her in the eyeball. Or when the teenage zombies came down the trail. (Not kidding. Teenagers. Zombie makeup. So much zombie makeup. What is with the zombie fascination?) There are some sneak peeks on Drew's FB page. Feel free to hate my guts. I would. They are sooooo good. Drew is ridiculously talented. I cannot even handle it.
Okay. So I have issue with Target's Dollar Spot taking liberties with the definition of DOLLAR. Have you noticed how many things are $3??? It is not the Three Dollar Spot, right? So when I found these sunnies in the $3 section, I almost passed them over on mere principle alone. Then I came to my senses and realized that THEY ARE $3 SUNGLASSES YO!!! and promptly bought three pairs. Wishing I bought three more.