A New Day

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It’s Thursday! Which means it’s almost Friday! Which means 2 whole days of glory (aka the weekend) are fast approaching!

Sometimes it feels like I spend all my time counting down to weekends. Sigh. But how do you stay in the moment if it’s a moment you don’t particularly want to be in? For example, that moment at work when your weird co-worker starts talking about how much they love workshops on negotiation technique (true story).

I’m working on it, but sometimes being present consists of counting down the seconds for something to be over. It’s like yoga – the pain of holding the pose is worth it once you straighten that knee and get a flush of accomplishment and relief. Gotta keep that in mind – sometimes the reward comes once you’ve made it through.

A good reason to get excited about Friday – this Nina Simone documentary premieres on Netflix.

Looking forward to actually using a farmer’s market buy this weekend with this recipe.

I love Linda Rodin! I am going to take her advice on more sleep to heart this weekend.

I am obsessed with this swimsuit… it’s on sale… decisions, decisions.

Alright – another 24 hours to make it through and we’re all FREE!

BTW – lovely painting by Clyfford Still.


Escapism Escapades!

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Time to get ready for the week (yuck)!

I’m desperately trying to dodge that reality by losing myself in Bloodline. Coach Carter – such a dark role for him.

Chihuahua found in checked luggage?!? I’m just relieved this headline wasn’t about my own little Chi, Ricky.

I cannot stop thinking about The Jinx – the curious creature that is Robert Durst.

The painting above is by Thomas Darnell – his work makes me feel appropriately Spring-y.

Could I get away with this outfit at a wedding? Not feeling the typical cocktail dress look right now.


The Eye Has To Travel

I was thrilled to find this documentary on Netflix – I missed it in theaters awhile ago.

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Diana Vreeland was such a magnificent creature. And full of memorable bon mots:

“There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.”

“I think when you’re young you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then one day you get out where the sun shines and the rain rains and the snow snows and it all comes together.”

“When I arrived in America, I had these very dark red nails which some people objected to, but then some people object to absolutely everything.”

“To be contented—that’s for the cows.”*

“You know the greatest thing is passion, without it what have you got? I mean if you love someone you can love them as much as you can love them but if it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived.”


*Hee hee – not sure why but I find this one particularly amusing.