Recently, I've been listening to Ben Howard. He sounds a lot like Brett Dennen but with way way way better guitar abilities.
I haven't had a lot of down time recently because of a full, fun, busy weekend with both friends and family in town. So I came home from work today needing some rest. I used to come home from work and literally shut the door to my room, get in bed, and read until I fell asleep for an hour. This was when I lived in an apartment building with a workout room, and was getting up at 5:15 every morning for a pre-work workout. WHAT WAS I THINKING? I will tell you.
I was daily running 4 miles super fast on the treadmill because I was dating my now husband and I had all this energy because I was carried on the wings of loooooove!
If only that were true. Actually, maybe that is
Anyway, I don't get up at 5:15 anymore. PTL! But I do still get tired in the afternoons. And I do still need some quiet time, even though I'm not living with 6 girls anymore. My old roomie Liz used to come home from work and yell "helloooooo! Anyone home???" throughout the whole apartment. I would purposefully not answer because I cherished my quiet. Liz soon figured out that I was avoiding her and so she would barge in and sit on my bed. This was semi-ok in my book. At least I was still in bed. And I do love me some Liz time.
The point is! The point is (what movie: the thing is... the thing is... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her...) that today I had some quiet time and cherished it. I did something that I often do and rarely do:
OFTEN: listen to new tunes.
Avery, Kendall, Matt... as I'm sure this is something they have known for their whole lives. Hey now, we all live in the dark. Seldom do the lights turn on.
I'm working on a little art project for my one my BFFs who I cherish so much. I can't post the final product here as it's not done, and I don't want to spoil the fun, but I'm so glad she made me get paint under my nails today. And it's still there. Which makes me happy.
Listen! And remember to slow down. It is quite good for you. As I have quoted on this blog before: all the way to heaven is heaven.
...and, I have no idea why part of this post has a white background. C'est la vie!