Posts tagged ‘a day in this life’

August 21, 2010

a Saturday list


1. I woke up at 5:35 this morning.
2. I was dreaming of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I’m not even sure I like carrot cake but now I won’t be able to release the thought until I have some. Stupid subconscious.
3. I blame this dream on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Stupid Food Network.
4. I can’t bring myself to say “Stupid cupcakes.” That’s just wrong.
Saturday morning hair5. My hair is so bushy long now that I can stretch it into a tiny little ball on the back of my head.
6. This is not a good thing.
7. Although it is cooler, and that makes me less cranky.
8. All the white streaks I see in this photo make me more cranky. If you click the photo you can see the white streaks.
9. You don’t have to click the photo.
10. Stupid middle age.
11. Today is Paul Newman day on Turner Classic Movies. There goes my entire day.
12. Stupid TCM.
13. Not really. I love TCM. And Paul Newman. And Robert Redford.
14. The Sting is airing tonight.
15. There goes my night.
16. I compiled a new iPod playlist this week as a soundtrack to a story I’ve been developing for my girl Cerella. I don’t know if she’ll love the music as much as me, but she’ll love the emotional journey of it. We’re in sync like that.
17. There was a Christmas tree in my carrot cake dream last night.
18. There’s a Christmas tree in the Paul Newman movie on TCM right now. Coincidence? I think not!
19. Maybe if I keep dreaming of Christmas trees it will make the days seem cooler. It’s 7:58 in the morning and the temperature is 83 degrees. It will be at least 104° for a few days this week. It’s been that high for most of the month. But by week’s end they’re predicting highs of only 95°.
20. In Texas during August, that’s practically a cool front.
21. Ponder that for a moment.
22. And then reread number 11 and number 15.
23. Makes more sense now, doesn’t it?


April 12, 2010

12 on 12

12 on 12 of April
clockwise from top left
1. I woke up an hour and a half past the alarms. Made it to work in less time than usual, but ten minutes late nonetheless. Not even the forwarded clock in the car could change that fact.
2. Of course, that meant I wasn’t fully made up by the time I got to the office. But I never go anywhere without the brows and lashes.
3. With spring comes colorful clothes. And shirts that perfectly match my favorite pendant.
4. Perhaps a favorite skirt could set the day toward a better path?
5. My regular desk was occupied by a visiting trainer. Not that I minded setting up the Mac across the hall.
6. After having my productivity questioned, I wanted nothing more than starchy comfort food. Meredith must have read my mind.
7. By the afternoon my face was beaded with perspiration. Don’t know if I want to spend the summer clipping my hair back. I may have to cut it after all.
8. My chin reacted badly to the stress of the day. Fortunately, it’s a small blemish.
9. I’m not sure if the makeshift bird repellent is going to do the trick. Those crazy fraggle birds seem to be challenging me with the beginnings of a new nest.
10. The welcomed nest is empty now, baby dove having flown away Friday. I never move the nest since the mama always comes back.
11. An evening with the newest bright and shiny thing. I think I’ve got what I need (and want) now.
12. So happy Mom and Dad visited over the weekend and there was leftover food in the fridge. Tonight, I really just wanted to be still and not think.

“12 on 12” was lifted from Cathy Zielske, who was inspired by the original Twelve of Twelve.