My heart felt like I needed to share something personal. I consider the blog my own space but even stations while they have their own programming need advertisements so let’s consider those sponsored posts as the ability for me to create my own content while also supporting me so I have the time and resources to keep this blog and my thoughts going. They are commercials but let’s not forget the regular scheduled programming we’ve got going on here.
Outside my window… it’s night time, as it often is. My mind slows down at night, I truly am a night owl. It’s past 11 pm. Benjamin has retired to bed he has been feeling exhausted this week. I am awake because I had a nap due to a paralyzing migraine earlier today.
I am thinking… about how it sucks I’m allergic to Botox. Did I ever tell you that? I did it once just because I was curious, like only 15 units (most people get 30+ units). I ended up getting a fire burning feeling in my throat that I can only describe as what a burning STD must feel in a throat. (I have a wild way of describing things, please do not get offended). It was terrible, and I ended being in bed in a fever coma for 48 hours. Since then (two years ago) It was the only time I ever did it. My body is just so sensitive to everything – septoplasty recovery, being sick with pneumonia, it is so sensitive (and I am not a drama queen), and migraines and I just wish I was tougher. And I also wish I could get Botox again. Guess I’ll just have to age without a fight. Boo.
I am thankful for… health. Always after I get sick or feel icky I am just thankful to feel good again. I had a paralyzing migraine earlier today. My migraines tend to be so terrible I have to throw up in order to feel better and I’m often found putting an eye mask on and heading to bed until the next day. I would love to know what triggers it to avoid it, they are truly so painful for me. I’m glad Benjamin and my friends understand (and have witnessed) when I go through the pain. If you have any recommendations I’d love to hear.
From the kitchen… I would like a new refrigerator can a brand please work with me? I’ve begged and applied to work with some, no dice. Ours is fine, I just want a counter depth fridge.
I am wearing… pajamas for the win. This set from Shopbop.
I am creating… a new series that I’ve been DYING to finally work on and share. Like, been talking about this for a year or so and finally I am going to do it. I will be sharing my diary entires from when I was a child. The last time I shared them was in 2013. I realized I am missing a few more diaries and I really need to find them – I might have left them back home so next time I’m at my parents in Nor Cal, I will be searching for them. Expect this series to kick off next month, and monthly, to start to see if you like them.
I am going… to John Mayer in September with my best friend Meagan. I decided going solo would be fine if I needed the extra $500 back that I paid but then I had the deviated septum surgery (septoplasty) and didn’t feel like selling it and just decided it’s worth experiencing that moment with my best friend. Meagan also went with me to another John Mayer concert – see how close we were here. I’m excited to bring her to fourth row and I think she’s more excited to see me freak out again lol. This will be my sixth time seeing him…I mean I LOVE the guy. #hallpass
I am reading… old diary entries. I also have a lot of marketing self-help books that I’m excited to read and motivate me with my career. Have you entered the 50 book and AirPods giveaway sweepstakes?
I am hoping… we can work on this home expansion garage project within budget. This isn’t look good guys, so we have more quotes coming in and please pray we find the right fit and all goes well.
I am hearing…Spotify’s Lucky Radio playlist I discovered is filled with the pop songs from college days and I’m obsessed – click here to listen (Spotify is free). I think my college years had some of the best music – Nelly, 50 Cent, Destiny’s Child, Britney, JLo, so.much.fun. Right now “Crazy” by Britney Spears is playing. I don’t have a desire to see her in Vegas but that may change. I was more of a JLo girl and I’ve already seen her in Vegas with my best friend.
Around the house… a bomb went off, we had a photoshoot today for the blog which meant lots of outfit choices, help, throwing things off desks, off counters and clothes everywhere. By the time we’re done I’m spent. So, I wait until the next day to tidy up and so I guess that means I’ll be doing that tomorrow. I’m glad Benjamin understands.
One of my favorite things… tulips – have some pretty pink ones in vase on my desk just making me happy. I love tulips so much – did you see when I visited the tulip fields north of Seattle?
A few plans for the rest of the week… We got new toilets for the house. They have the top buttons you push for #1 or #2. This is what Benjamin wanted. I mean, go figure I want to re-paint my bathroom and he wants new toilets. We will be picking them up from Home Depot and scheduling the plumber.
A picture to share… No ex-boyfriend is safe.
Thanks as always for sharing your day with me. xx
Diana Elizabeth once had a boyfriend tell her, “Don’t write about this,” after she broke up with him over the phone. She wrote for a popular online website as a relationship columnist and sometimes wrote about relationships she was in. She lived in Los Angeles at the time for a summer internship and dumped him for a Days of Our Lives soap opera star but didn’t tell him. She wanted him to know she was breaking up with him not because there was someone better but because he really was a butthead and she had tried to dump him before. Her response was, “I won’t, you aren’t worth writing about.” Slam.