Here’s some Pinterest deep thoughts making me feel better about the world today:
I don’t know what it is lately, but I’m late to everything, I can’t focus at work, I have four days off this weekend for new carpeting and my mom’s birthday and haven’t made firm plans for any of it, etc. I just need someone to tell me to get my shit together:
All my shit, so it’s together.
I have a backlog of sewing projects and really need to make some shirts and jackets, but I’ve been eyeing ridiculous tropical skirts instead:
(skirts by Party Skirts and Katy Kime; images via Pinterest)
I found the perfect print to recreate this for my imaginary life of leisure–but it’s on outdoor fabric. Do you think it would be too much like wearing an awning? (Probably.)
I would describe my own landscaping as more “dry side yard with things stuck in it randomly” than “garden” and that had been bothering me more than usual during this year’s yard clean up. So Sunday we went to the botanical gardens here and it was pretty inspiring…to see what a team of landscapers and lots of money can do.
I kid, it also inspired me to move some things around and maybe plant a few more things so it looks a little less random. (It also inspired me to make tea when we got back since I was in full-on Mary in The Secret Garden mode.) And Sunday night I picked up that neglected shirt from last month. The collar isn’t attached here but it’s closer to getting done! I liked how the print mirrored the first pic of the cherry tree.
1. How is April starting out for people? A little intense maybe? Astrology (which makes Carl Sagan cry; sorry, Carl) tells us that there was a new moon at perigee yesterday:
The Aries New Moon is like walking through a purifying fire, to burn off sleepy habits and get you animated. In the direct glare of Aries, the essence of a situation — or what needs to happen next — becomes clear.
So there’s that, I guess. At least it’s Friday!
Billie Holiday was born 101 years ago today. Here she is live (I’ve never seen much live footage of her):
She didn’t get a Google Doodle today, though–that one’s for Ravi Shankar’s birthday instead.
Sometimes you meet a human so good, so wise, that the fact that he exists is enough of a miracle. But if you’re lucky enough to spend a couple years with that human? That’s going to make someone quote Carl Sagan at him:
“In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with you.”
1. Oh man. Compassion. “I’m the fat person sitting next to you on the plane.”
2. Inspirational Pinterest quotes, if Gertrude Stein or an AI chatbot got ahold of them.
3. I’m painting an accent wall in the bedroom (because it’s 1998 again) and Toby has never seen anything like it. His face last night pretty clearly said, “Mom, you are a wizard. How are you making that wall different?!”