Happy Monday ladies. We had a very rainy Sunday which included a hail downpour like I haven’t seen in many years. The thunder rumbled, the wind whipped the rain into sheets and the occasional flash of lightning made it feel so cozy to be inside. It removed any feeling of being trapped inside, which was a welcome relief. While the storm raged, my husband made a huge pot of onion soup, I puttered and we listened to loud rock and roll.
Here’s what’s on my mind these days and some questions for you
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Several of you have thanked me for continuing to blog during this bizarre time and that you look forward to seeing me come into your email box. I think of the comment section of my blog as a community of like-minded, kind, intelligent women and love the conversations we have. Our world has shrunk in the blink of an eye so I think it’s more important than ever to connect with each other.
The world of blogging has changed dramatically and my content will change with it. You can get news anywhere and everywhere these days, so I want AWSL to be an uplifting place. What would you like us to see more of here? I could muse here every day but that would get pretty boring for you:)
My son built some raised planter boxes for us on Friday, so now all we need is dirt and plants. I bought a few veggies and herbs before we got locked down but they aren’t
alive anymore thriving under my care:) My black thumb is epic so I expect my husband will be caring for our veggie garden once we get it up and running. More than ever, I want to have some veggies growing so we feel a tiny bit more self-sufficient. We get a lot of sun in our back yard so if my husband is able to get us water to it, we should be all set. Do you have veggie gardens and what do you grow?
A reader requested I include a picture of myself in each post so I’ve started taking a mirror selfie each day and will either share like I am here or do a roundup at the end of the week. The lighting in my office is not great but you will see what I’m wearing.
This charmeuse kimono is ages old. It’s available in zillions (technical term) of colors and is the perfect size to wear over things. I tossed the belt years ago because I always wear it open. The turtleneck is so cuddly and soft and the comfy pull-on jeans are here.
I’m employing everything I can to keep my spirits lifted so these days I’m reaching for my mala beads and chakra necklace, more times than not. My perfume has been replaced with Lavender essential oil and I’m giving myself permission to goof off every chance I get.
We’re all weathering this time the best way we can but I’m surprised at the number of ladies on social media who are posting about their 7-day-old #dirtyhairdon’tcare and #nomakeupdon’tcare posts. This is so different from what I’m doing, it’s comical. Call me shallow, but I’m taking extra time with my makeup these days because:
- I have more time to experiment
- it’s fun and feels like play to me
- catching my reflection looking washed out would not lift my spirits
- it feels normal and I want to create as much normalcy as I can
I’m not wearing neutrals because they just feel blah to me. I pulled out my Jane Iredale Pure Moist Lipstick in Lucy and love it with this Zuzu Luxe Lip pencil in Fraise. My lipstick is running low and I am horrified to find it sold out most places! I hate when they discontinue favorites:( The color shown on Amazon looks like they linked the wrong color, but I ordered it anyway because I love it.
How about you? Do your routines help you stay balanced?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.