Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Daily Dose of Gratitude #49

1. Scoring several awesome vintage sheets at the thrift store -- perfect fabric for making cute summer dresses.

2. Deciding to take some time off from dating all the freakin' time to get myself sorted. (And the fact that this leaves me more time for other things I love -- sewing, knitting, cooking, reading :-)

(Sorry folks, that means no more "Dear Dude" posts for a while. Which is probably better, anyway, since at least one of the dudes in question discovered this blog. Ooops.)

3. A really productive afternoon at work.

4. Watermelon

5. Walking into my boss's office eating said watermelon and having him ask me if I was eating it because it matched my outfit today (green and white skirt, pink shirt :-)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Daily Dose of Gratitude #48

1. Seeing The Avett Brothers live. What a fantastic show! And they played my favorite song:

2. That they were playing at the Fillmore. I used to go to tons of concerts, back when I ran a record store, but I rarely go anymore. Mostly because I have very little tolerance at this point for being packed in like sardines with hundreds of stupid drunk frat boys, drowning in clouds of pot smoke. But this show was AWESOME-- small, historic venue, a very excited but mellow crowd, and we snagged a prime viewing spot on the balcony. And you get a free poster after the show at the Fillmore. And apples! (I could do without the $12 beers, though. What a rip-off!)

3. 30 degrees cooler today than yesterday. Thank goodness!

4. A really good friend, in town now for the whole summer :-)

5. Fresh, cool sheets and sleeping with all the windows open and the hum of the ceiling fan.

Monday, May 11, 2009

How I spent my Saturday night

I spent Saturday night in the mountains, sitting in front of this:

Do I look happy or what? It was so exactly what I needed.