(this pretty much sums things up)This week was pretty typical: I worked, I'm happy I was able to hang out with lady-friends at Tuesday's swap, I finally got back to the gym after two weeks off (which was rough, but incredibly necessary to take the edge off the stress I've been feeling lately). Exercise has become an essential ingredient in my well-being, and when I don't go running or get to the gym at least a couple times a week, I get...cranky. I need those endorphins.
Well-being. This is something that I've been thinking a lot about lately. Our schedules are jam-packed these days, and with the cat-issues we've been having, I've been craving peace. Peace of mind, peace of body, and peace and quiet. What used to be my relaxing morning-time has become 45 minutes of cat-shuffling and feeling badly for whoever is meowing. I've been looking into meditation centers around the city, and think I'm going to try and start going at least once a week. Also, yoga. Judging by the knot between my shoulder blades, I think I could benefit from some yoga. These are all things that I need to make time for, but honestly, it's hard to find the time. There are so many things that I want to fit into my life, but it feels like there isn't much room at the moment.
Thank you to everyone who has left kind words and thoughts as to the status of our cats. And I'm sorry I keep talking about it, but this has seriously disrupted the...synergy (gross word) of our household. For the past two and a half weeks we've had to keep them separated, because Zeb attacks Zephyr when they're downstairs together. We've tried everything from the plug-in, to different sprays, to calming treats, to slowly re-introducing them. So, we brought them both to the vet on Tuesday- which was awful, they used to be so chill!- and Zeb has been prescribed...Prozac. Yep, the poor thing is just too stressed out about life as a cat. So hopefully this will help get things back to how they should be. Because we can't move apartments right now (which, believe me I would love to do), and other than re-homing him, the pills are all that's left.
Anyways, fun things to look forward to this weekend. The trees are gorgeous (Pittsburgh, you really are pretty). The weather is perfect. And I'm working on that thrift-tips post for next week!
Here's what caught my eye around the internet:
The most perfect coat from Lulu's. Ever. Gasp. Swoon.
Loving these heeled brogues from Ruche.
A pretty leopard-print infinity scarf from Spotted Moth.
The perfect minimalist cross-body bag from Bali ELF. Receive 10% off with the code ORCHID.
Love this grey sweater from Bluesville, USA. Receive 15% off with the code orchidgrey.
Pretty, minimalist earrings from InfinEight.
Have you thought about your Halloween costume yet? I'm a big fan of blood, gore, and cross-dressing (I'm thinking about being Lizzie Borden, Frida Kahlo, or, if all else fails... Jay). Check out these respectable-lady (i.e. not a sexy can of soup) costume ideas, 10 feminist Halloween costumes, and my latest post for the ModCloth blog.
I want everything in this shop, but especially this hot dog patch.
I think I need faux-leather pants in my life.
The prettiest velvet dress.
Have a great weekend!