Over Coffee

Monday mornings don’t hold the rushed trappings of the start of a busy week around here. Don’t be too jealous, this is because I work Monday evenings, so I still have to get myself up and out of the house, but I get to be more leisurely about it.

I get to put my coffee in a mug instead of a travel thermos.
Such luxury.

So, I figure (most) Monday mornings, we can chat over coffee.

Speaking of a late start on Monday, I accidentally stayed up until 2am doing a bit of reading (that book on the left of the tray, to be precise) and slept in even more than usually this morning. This is my late twenties: I can barely stay away for midnight to ring in the new year, but get me into a good book and time ceases to exist. I’m not too mad about it.

But I am mad that I forgot to submit my answers to my Bachelor Fantasy League last week. I’ve had a solid lead in my group the whole season and now I’m trailing by 30 points with 3rd place only 10 behind me.
I can’t even.
Though, my husband hasn’t played since week two, by the looks of his sad little double digit score, so I guess I can’t feel too bad.
(Yes, my team name is TheRightReasons because that’s obviously why I’m here.)

The shoes from last post? Still in stock. Still not mine. No one to blame but myself. I hate it when that happens. Hmph.

It’s warm but windy today. The weather is really throwing me for a loop because I kind of lose track of how to dress for not-freezing during winter in Chicago because it’s never supposed to be not-freezing until, like, April. Oh, then there’s the whole global warming thing and the administration’s denial of it. Infuriating.

Which reminds me, I need to throw some blank poster boards and jumbo sharpies into my car before work today. Word is that a new travel EO is being signed and, though I work late, I’m (relatively) young, have access to coffee, and can manage a few extra hours out at an airport if need be. Again, infuriating.

Well, that escalated quickly, so I’ll be off to watch the latest episode of Big Little Lies before I have to get on with my day.
(P.S. Big Little Lies is a (so far) perfect book-to-screen adaptation. Read the book ASAP, in audio format if you can. I really, really enjoyed it and think you might, too.)

All that is standing between me and one of these delectable pair of sneakers is 3954 words. Because that is part of what gets my creativity going: feeding it with fabulousness. And sometimes food (and on the best days, a shower) works, too.

But today, my ultimate cheerleader, my husband, made a deal with me:
Hit 1000 words, and I can get the headphones I’ve been lusting after.
Hit 5000 words, I can get a pair of the completely non-practical shoes I’ve been lusting after. (I’ll order both and keep the pair that fits/looks best.)
Hit 10,000 words, and I can keep both pairs of the non-practical shoes I’ve been lusting after.

And this afternoon, we headed to a local community space and got to work (me on writing, him on his day job).

Instead of heaping onto one of the projects I’ve started in the past (and have been neglecting, shames me to say it, since November 9…), I started something new.
And granted, as slightly autobiographical as this first bit is, I think I can change it into something usable. And I think I can even build onto it.
I think I can make it work, and that these words might not be throwaways to get my headphones (which I am so excited to arrive) and shoes.

Except that I still totally want my shoes.
And with Zappos telling me there are only 2 of the white pair and 1 of the gray left in my size… I better keep on writing.

Please, whenever I complain about my husband having an overnight business trip, remind me that his job is worth it.

And for more reasons than the snacks.

Wednesday Warrior

The day after humpday edition:

Con: I found a hole in the seat of my pants right in the middle of my work shift.

Pro: I was wearing underwear the same color as my pants and had a sweater hidden in my desk that kind of covered the hole. A+ planning.

Con: It’s snowing and is 20 degrees cooler than it was this morning.

Pro: It’s no longer 60 degrees and thunder storming in February like it was yesterday. Maybe global warming won’t take us quite so quickly.

Con: I started my period and antibiotics today.

Pro: I got my period today (no babies!) and am looking forward to this cough and congestion that has been plaguing me to be gone for good. Also, I’ve been on a vanilla Greek yogurt and granola kick so getting my extra probiotics is no problemo.

Con: Dinner plans with an old friend fell through.

Pro: My my first Home Chef box was delivered Tuesday and I had a hungry husband waiting for me. (The huz is happy and the meal was delicious.)

All in all, a pretty standard Wednesday.


While I am going to keep this blog up for posterity, I think my transition is complete. Now, most of my thoughts end up over at the Posts section of my new(ish) website: brittdrehobl.wordpress.com.

(Own domain name coming soon. Maybe.)

Please feel free to follow along there and even keep following here. I’ve learned that you never know where life is going to take you or when something old may seem shiny and new again