❤ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
How do you celebrate?
I know folks that view V-Day as a made-up holiday that only benefits Hallmark and others that go all out, exchanging gifts and stuff.
Ben and I generally go out to a nice dinner, either the day of or around the day. This year, we were on top of that shit and Ben made us reservations at a fancy local spot.
They have my favorite soup ever made in the history of soup—mushroom, with real cream drizzled over the top. Fat kid heaven. 🙂
I also like to get both Jake and Ben some treats. And myself of course. Gotta’ keep up that Reese’s intake for optimum health.
What are you up to?
What I’m Watching:
Nothing bc I am reading like a maniac. But as spring becomes more of a presence in my mind, I will turn to Gardeners’ World because Monty Don is one of the most soothing people on TV. He would really give Mr. Rogers a run for his money. I keep worrying that he’s a jerk in real life, which would crush me.
What I’m Reading:
Just finished up What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons. So good.
I’ve started Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore but am having trouble getting into it. Anyone have any opinions to share on that one?
After loving Ethan Frome, I also bought all of Edith Wharton’s novels for 99¢ on Kindle. So there’s that option…
What I’m Listening to:
The Housekeeper by Natalie Barelli —It’s a psychological thriller that involves a housekeeper/nanny, so you know I’m in. It is read by a new-to-me narrator, Susie Berneis, who gives a delightful performance. Her tone is wry and she sounds like she’s been smoking for 20 years. I love it.
What I’m Making:
I’m working on gussying up our upstairs bathroom, which is taking the place of my artwork lately. The walls are gray and I’m painting the trim black. Shooting for the kind of aesthetic displayed by @offbeat.vintage.girl on Instagram.
Give her a follow if you love vintage/dark colors/have an older home.
What I’m Loving:
Kolaj magazine. It is brilliant. I save every issue for a special amount of time, when I can read every word and examine every page of artwork. It’s quarterly and I wish it were monthly because I literally want to jump into the pages and live in them.
Tell me what you’re reading and/or fascinated by right now.
I need more internet rabbit holes to fall down!