Hello hello, and haaaaaappy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’m just tickled that it’s finally the weekend. This week seemed to drag and the June gloom has settled into Santa Barbara, making every morning overcast and I’m having Portland winter PTSD and I’ve been burning my candle at both ends and I’m ready for some R&R, and also longest run-on sentence ever ohmigod.
I was talking to my mother-in-law on the phone last Friday – as I was driving down to LA – and she was like “Aren’t you getting over being sick? Are you burning your candle at both ends?” and I was like “Aw Mama come on, you know me! I burn the candle at both ends, the top, the bottom, up, down, and from all sides!”
Work hard work hard work hard and then play hard, that’s just how I’ve always been. She laughed – “I know sweetie, one of the things I love about you is your zest for life. Just make sure you get some rest, okay?”
Okay Mama, I’ll try . . .
. . . some day.
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends –
It gives a lovely light!
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
And now for the fun part, the fabulous part, Le Love List!
burning the candle but keeping the balance – for a type A/creative like me, that’s pretty much heaven .|. continuing the cleaning binge .|. creative collaboration, when it works, is the most inspiring, enlivening, exciting endeavor! .|. those cocktails up there in that pic at the top. they were delicious. and I cannot WAIT to share them! .|. vegan Tom Kha Gai .|. my houseplants .|. MORE HOUSEPLANTS .|. taking on new clients, my slowly-but-steadily-growing business which gives me hope but mostly just makes me feel so incredibly grateful that I get to help people, really help them .|. this podcast which is smart and engaging and featured a segment on ex-vegans that included my piece on my failing health. such a great discussion. .|. buying gifts for the people I love .|. the best news and a clean bill of health, also for the people I love .|. productivity overload. did I say that already? yeah, it’s the candle thing again. but seriously I’ve been BUSY this week .|. the way Waits’s face lights up when I come to get him from preschool .|. getting a good driver’s license pic at the DMV .|. homemade energy bars from my godfather – they were fantastic! .|. the party that’s tonight, for my dear dear dear old friend who got her PhD in chemistry from CalTech, and she’s walking today (congratulations G!!!), and she’s back in town and I get to see her tonight and I’m so excited! .|. the color of the ocean on my drive back from LA, it was breathtaking .|. the fact that there are so many things on this list! .|. YOU GUYS! I am endlessly, eternally grateful for all my amazing readers, and all the comments and dialogue and intelligence and creativity that you offer. Thank you. ♥
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – let me know what you’re loving this week!
This happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, feel free to just introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
Have the most amazing weekend!