Shirt: Threadless — Skirt: Goodwill (New York & Co.) — Vest: Goodwill (Ben Sherman) — Flats: Goodwill (Hot Gossip) — Ring: Nervous System (via the Walker Art Center) — Necklace: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift from Katie!
Hello, Monday! How are you doing? I know it’s tough being the first day of the workweek in many countries, and that you get a lot of flak for it. But hey, you’re not so bad!
(I’ll let you in on a little secret: ever since I was a kid, days of the week have had genders to me. This isn’t due to any sort of ordinal-linguistic personification so much as it’s due to the fact that my parents divorced when I was quite small but continued to live in the same town, so I grew up living at my mom’s house on Mondays and Tuesdays, my dad’s house on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and switched off on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. Even though I haven’t lived on that schedule for years, Monday still feels more like Momday to me.)
Sure, the coming-off-the-weekend resentment can be hard to deal with, but I’m going to make a tasty dinner tonight and there aren’t too many dishes to do, and there’s also homemade peach ice cream and Dollhouse waiting for afterwards! (My needs, they are simple. If I have good food and an interesting narrative, I’m pretty much happy.)
Plus, students are trickling back onto campus, and apparently have nothing better to do than practice beautiful piano sonatas in the building next to mine. It’s enough to make a girl take off her headphones and listen, I tells ya.
Double-plus, I brought this SUPER-COOL Nervous System ring back from Minneapolis as a memento, and I seriously want to wear it all. The. Time. I will! You can’t stop me! (Well, you probably could, really, but let’s pretend you won’t.)
Triple-plus, my outfit from last Thursday involved a peeking flamingo, which still makes me giggle every time I look at him.
Quadruple-plus, I learned recently that cafe-au-lait birthmarks (like the little splotch above my necklace here; I also have a larger one on my calf) are also called giraffe spots, which is completely delightful and charming.
Quintuple-plus (???), I have awesome online friends who sometimes send me wonderful letters and things for basically no reason other than that they’ve got it into their heads that I’m worthy of that. Including a sweet dress from Alex that I’m not sure I ever properly thanked her for–Alex, I will be sending you a letter soon, see if I don’t! And I’m hoping to give the dress a test run this week, now that the weather has cooled down a little.
Really, it’s humbling how great you guys are. I want to say I don’t deserve it, but that’s wrong; I do deserve smart, thoughtful, funny friends, and I just have to make sure I try to be as great to them as they are to me, and to never take them for granted. (By them, I mean y’all. Yes, you!)
So, y’know, in light of all that, Mondays really aren’t that bad.