Hey, guess what? I actually did things this weekend and it didn't kill me. I did sleep an hour past my alarm this morning, but what are you gonna do?
On Friday I was in pajamas, in bed, with glassybaby lit and a new book on my Kindle before 7:00pm. It was amazing. Then I got super sick and laid in the dark for an hour. Pizza has never made me sick, but I got Domino's on Friday night and wanted to die. SO bad. So bad in fact, that I threw the remainder in the compost bin. Anyway, I watched a lot of Jane the Virgin on Netflix because I was so nauseated that I couldn't read. I've been watching it since the beginning and find it super enjoyable, but the first season is on Netflix now and you should watch it.
On Saturday morning my roommates and I went to yoga. I wanted to love it, but I felt meh about it. Going to exercise is so foreign that I took a lot of pictures to make it seem like I'm super into working out. ;)
But then my face looks like this when it actually comes down to it.
My abdomen is sooooore.
After a rainy afternoon of errands, Stephanie and I got last minutes tickets to see Glen Hansard that evening. I first heard of/saw him in the movie Once? Have you seen it? It's been made into a Broadway musical and he's had a few solo albums since then. He was SO good. To open the show he walked to the front of the stage and sang this song acapella with no microphone. Amazing. Made me wish I was Irish and sang Irish ballads. So much energy and just a super engaging performance.
The rain has been intense the past few days. We are used to a drizzle and not actual downpours, but it did not stop all. day. long on Saturday. Got out my rain boots.
On Sunday I skipped Stake Conference and spent the day reading. I finished a book called Dumplin'. It's about a chubby high school girl in Texas who loves Dolly Parton - a book about me. I basically read a book about me. It was very accurate in describing how it feels to be a chubby teenage girl. Some real self-reflection going on. You think that losing weight is going to solve all your problems, but it doesn't. It doesn't hurt, but in my case nothing has actually changed.
Later in the day a friend texted and we went to St. Mark's to hear the Compline Choir and an organ recital that his co-worker played. It happens every Sunday and I'm so annoyed I haven't been before. It was so lovely. You can listen to it as a podcast through iTunes. I love a men's chorus almost more than anything and it was beautiful. And he played Adagio for Strings (Agnus Dei) on this enormous organ and it was haunting and wonderful.
Bytheway, I was feeling my makeup last night. On a recommendation from Alena (of course), I bought Maybelline's Fit Me foundation and it is awesome. A perfect color match and it kept my oily face matte for hours! They also have a "dewy" formula for you dry skin types.
And finally, going to two venues this weekend with crowds of people, you couldn't help but think about Paris and Beirut and the scary and horrible things happening in this world. I don't really know what to say about it. It's almost paralyzing, but you can't stop living your life.
via Garance Doré