|My living room, currently.|
Billy, helpfully: "Well, one of your favorite bands is called Hole!"
I'm feeling overwhelmed this week. We're waiting for an insurance adjuster to come look at the big, soggy hole in our living room ceiling. The plumber said we may have to tear up our bathroom to get it fixed.
Our house has pretty much been under construction since June, which has been mentally and financially exhausting, making me miss the days when I just paid my rent and bought another designer handbag, without checking my bank balance.
We celebrated our dog's second anniversary with us, and days later, came home to find her panting, trembling, and unable to walk. It looked like she was dying. Two vet appointments later, we found out her spine is dropping, or degenerating. She needs pain medicine every 12 hours and a new, gentle routine.
There are plenty of bigger, actual disasters to put things in perspective. Seeing those horrible headlines and heartbreaking photos is overwhelming, too.
In the mean time, here are some things I love right now:
- Downward Dog,
which I didn't discover until after it was cancelled, but I am enjoying
watching a TV show about a woman who lives in Pittsburgh and works in
marketing and loves her dog. Just like me! The scenes when she walks him
in Frick Park break my heart and make me long for Porter so badly, I
ache. But the show still makes me happy.
- Weekend dinners with my parents and husband. Today we went to Mindful Brewing.
- Big amethyst clusters like this one on my Instagram. I have 6 of these now and I can't stop buying them. I read that they have properties that help you sleep well so I put two next to my bed.
and receiving zine-style mail with my best girl, Madge. We've been
packaging up treasure troves of collages, mini paintings, stickers,
handmade booklets, and letters. A great mail day is a great day indeed.
- The butterflies in my yard. They are so beautiful, and inspired me to dust off my real cameras. I took this picture and hope to get to blown up some day for our walls!