If we were having coffee I would tell you that it would have to be quick this time, I am a bit busy today. I enjoy our weekly coffees and I made sure not to forget about you and made some time. This morning I had a brunch date with my lovely girlfriend. We had discovered a new restauraunt called “Punch Bowl Social” and decided that once a month we would go have brunch there. The food is amazing and the mimosas are good. This time we had a drink called “pim’s cup”. It was a lot of ginger, and cucumber, and berry flavors mixed together. It was a bit weird at first but I grew to love it.
After brunch we did some shopping, which is normally my favorite thing to do but this time just wasn’t that great. I didn’t find anything new or cool to buy and Chardonnay got a nice, comfy, and pretty pricey, new sweater. I am happy for her but also a l am jealous. I wanted a new cool thing too! Sigh, I sound like a child sometimes, I know. We searched and searched and I should’ve just gotten one of the fossilized shark teeth I saw at my favorite place, Ironwood. I wanted to make a necklace out of it. Dammit!
If we were having coffee I would also tell you that after writing the post about missing my friend Mary she came to visit me at my job! It was so great to see her and I really am going to try very hard to text and call and go out for drinks here and there with her. She sounded like she really misses me and wants very much to get together too. It is nice to be wanted back. That is something that is new for me too. I have my girlfriend and I know she wants me but not so much other people. I have never felt like other people just like me for me.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that as far as meeting my goals for the week I did pretty well. I meditated more and I wrote everyday and I even started a sort of sketch journaling thing too. Everyday I make time to “go analog”. I got the idea from Austin Kleon’s book “Steal Like an Artist“. I’m working on making things with my hands and not staring at a screen all day.
I am starting with a sort of logbook. I write a few things down that happened that day, or things I am thinking about. It’s nice to dump my brain a bit and I do love the feeling of using pen on paper. I also try to be a little creative with it. I have tried little drawings, quotes, and newspaper back out poems. I am having fun with it but right now everything looks very sloppy, when I get a better handle on it I will post some pictures.
If we were having coffee I would say I had better go now. The house needs cleaning and we are out of both toilet paper and ice cream so a grocery shopping trip is sorely needed. I hope you are doing well and hopefully next time won’t be so rushed :)