Last August I traveled to Boston for the first time which was also my first time traveling to the East Coast. I can still remember my excitement as the plane landed and I ended up falling in love with that city.
Yesterday, my heart broke for that city and all who had gathered there to run in and/or celebrate the Boston Marathon. From thousands of miles away, I watched the video clips and read the reports in shock. I feared for the safety of friends, loved ones of friends, and complete strangers. I cried for those injured and killed in the blasts. I was awestruck at the bravery of the first responders. Even though I’ve completed a few races in the past, I cannot even fathom the feelings of those who ran and those couldn’t complete the race. This was supposed to be a life- changing event in a GOOD way.
Today I wore a race shirt in support of Boston.
I don’t know who started the idea but if someone does please put it in the comments so I can credit them. I just saw the idea floating around the internet last night. I know that a few pieces of cotton sewn together won’t change the horrific events that happened but hopefully it puts some positive energy out in the universe. Boston is in my heart and on my mind today and will be for a very long time.
“Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.
ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING.”
Long weekends usually mean a mix of being extremely lazy (Hello Netflix and Hulu+), yelling at the dogs and the squirrels taunting them, laundry, intending to clean out the pantry, and laundry. There’s other stuff as well but those are usually the norm if you swap the pantry with some area of the house. This time I was sick, like in bed sick for the majority of the weekend.
I’m finally starting to feel better where my train of thought isn’t tissues, cough drop, sleeeeeeep,can’t breath, coughing please stop, sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep,whine whine whine. I’m a big baby when I’m sick and believe that whining, within reason, makes me feel better. This time it was a bit scary since I haven’t had a cold this bad in a long time. Luckily I had Darth Husband here when I needed him. Kudos to anyone who lives alone.
I have a box of old tapes, as in cassette tapes, that I recorded numerous songs off the radio over the years. This was back when MTV actually played music videos and my walls were covered in various posters and tear-out magazine pages of grunge and punk bands. Monster Magnet was a band that was on at least one of the tapes.
I was going through numerous 90s band videos and came across this one. I remember it on TV and thinking the guy vacuuming the rug was hilarious since we had a very similar one in our family room.
Thing is though, I remembered every single lyric as it played in some sort of lyrical autopilot. The mind works in strange ways.
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Cooler temperatures always have me thinking darker colors. Years ago I used to wear a steady stream of black year round but after awhile I got pretty sick of that. While I do still wear a good deal of black, I’ve incorporated a good deal of grey into the color schemes as well.
One thing that I want to try more of this season is more of a berry scheme but with browns instead of black/charcoal/grey. They will work with that as well and can be incorporated with both pretty easily.
If I had the cash to do so, I’d buy everything in the outfit below.
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon
I have always like that Lennon quote because it is true. While I had a great number of post ideas and blog changes, life got crazy busy. I decided to step away from the laptop since it forced me to rest a bit more in the evening.
In terms of CSYA, I have plans and plots and ideas. While I can start them all at once, it is better to be realistic… and interactive.