Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
Spent Mother’s Day at the California ScienCenter checking out the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. It was lovely and educational, albeit a bit of an information overload. We then saw Jerusalem 3D and followed that with a trip to Guisados in Boyle Heights. It was a great day spent celebrating one of my favorite people. Love you Mom! xo
The Decemberists at the Greek
They’ve been one of my favorite bands since I was fourteen (feeling old) and it was Amelia‘s first ever concert (I know!) — all the makings for a great night. Getting to see a band I love with two of my best friends under the full moon and a sky full of stars and is just about the best way to spend a Saturday night I can think of.
Last week my mom ended up meeting me for lunch; something we’ve talked about often in the almost four (!) years I’ve been at my job that had never actually manifested. After grabbing a bite at the Alcove, we headed back to my office where I gave her a tour and introduced her to coworkers. My office is pretty great (as are said coworkers), but the coolest part is that we have a family of deer friends that hang out on the property during the spring. We actually managed to see one while I was giving my tour, and while I didn’t quite get the shot I wanted, I think it still turned out pretty cool.
Did I forget to mention that after years of thinking about dying my hair I actually did it? And now I have pink tips that I love? And that it’s a symbolic beginning of taking on my anxiety (and fear) head on?? (A pun!)
Because that’s (a little bit of) what’s going on in my life right now.
(More updates soon, as soon as I can figure out how to be eloquent about all the stuff going on right now.)
Last week I bought a bike. I had thought about getting one for the last few months, but when I saw this baby on sale I immediately went to the store and got it. It’s not my dream bike (which would look more like this), but it’s hard to find bikes my size, let alone in my price range. Since I wasn’t sure how much I’d be able to commit, I didn’t want to spend too much upfront — thus, I got myself a little purple cruiser. Though it’s harder than I thought to find time to ride (especially since I’m still nervous about riding at night), I’m also finding that I love riding it way more than I expected to. It’s an easy way to get around town (see: small errands, ice cream runs, writing sessions at coffee shops), a good way to exercise and an excellent way to get out of the house for a bit We’ll see how long the honeymoon period lasts, but for right now, I’m really happy with my bike.