Things I Love Thursday 15/3/2012

I’m feeling mighty weary this afternoon, on account of the fact that I had to begin work at 7am this morning.  That meant being awake at 5:30 in order to be showered, dressed and breakfasted before I walked to work in the still-dark morning.  I’m good at getting up in the morning, but when I know that I have to be up bright and early, I always have trouble getting to sleep the night before.  I get preoccupied with the need to have a good night’s sleep, and just can’t drift off.  I keep looking at the clock thinking, “If I fall asleep now, I’ll have 5 hours of sleep before I have to be up”, “If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 4 hours of sleep” and so on until it’s morning and I’ve had a mere 20 minutes of shut-eye.

Even though I powered through work today, I’m feeling a wee bit sleepy now that I’m home.  Never mind!  Even in my brain-addled state, I can still think of a whole bunch of things that I’m loving this week.

– Sudden thunderstorms that take you by surprise.

– Coming home at lunchtime to find that your boyfriend has made the bed.  Bless.

– Candy-stripe roses.

– Road trips.  I headed off on a four-hour journey with Ross’s mum, sister and brother-in-law to visit Ross’s cousin for his 18th brithday.  The trip was very merry and the party was ever merrier.

– Realising that I am way awesomer now than I was when I was a teenager.

– Receiving part of my Supanova costume in the mail today.  Can you guess who I’m dressing as?

– Seeing a fish flip out of the water and nose-dive back in as I walked across the bridge this morning.

-This biography of Frida Kahlo that I’m rocketing through.  Seriously, I adore Frida, and this book is fascinating.  I don’t know much about art, but the author explains the symbolism in Frida’s paintings so well that I feel I understand them better.  I also learned some very interesting things about Frida.  For example, most of her paintings are very small, because she wanted them to be able to be viewed only at close range.  She felt this created a more intimate atmosphere, because only one person could look at each painting at a time.  Also, a lot of her paintings were done on sheet metal.  The book is a really moving account of Frida’s life as well.  I’ve cried no less than three times, and I’m only halfway through.

-Setting my slow-cooker up to start dinner before I go to work, and coming home to a pot of perfectly-cooked stew that’s ready to eat.

-My new shoes.  I got these from Target on Friday, and I love them.  I’ve been after a pair of these loafers for ages.  I imagine they’re going to be a staple of my winter wardrobe.  I can’t wait to style them.

This video that Violet made, featuring yours truly.  I can’t get over how talented she is.

What are you loving this fine Thursday?

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