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High Five for Friday: October 23

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Here are some (especially random, err, diverse!) things that put the sparkle into my week:

  • I crossed something quite unexpected off my Septa Bingo: boarding with a bow and arrow! :)
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B and I are getting ready for my cousin's Halloween wedding. (He had a sword on the bus/el so he looked equally nutty). We're going as Ygritte and Jon Snow, which I am super psyched about!

  • I went to yoga again this week! I felt like I needed it and yet kept trying to talk myself out of it--mainly because I was stressed about something for work. I tend to feel guilty if I don't devote all of my time to a project (or homework, back when I was in school), like it won't be good enough unless I obsess over it. The fact that I was able to go to yoga AND complete said project well/on time was a great lesson for me. Another great lesson? That yoga apparently attracts the neighborhood cats, as I ran into this guy on my walk home!
I saw him shimmying through the bushes and immediately started that stereotypical "psst psst" cat-attracting noise. Then I was sitting on the ground with my yoga mat, chatting with a cat nbd.

I saw him shimmying through the bushes and immediately started that stereotypical "psst psst" cat-attracting noise. Then I was sitting on the ground with my yoga mat, chatting with a cat nbd.

Hi Ike, bye Ike.

Hi Ike, bye Ike.

  • How to Make a Life is my new favorite blog. Sheryl is so down-to-earth, honest, and eloquent as she shares many practical suggestions for dealing with anxiety and depression, as well creating the life you want. I highly recommend checking it out! That reminds me, Nicole over at Writes Like a Girl posted an awesome depression tracker worksheet printable this week, if anyone could use it. I'm totally using it to track some of my anxiety symptoms.

 

  • This week's comforting show has been Grey's Anatomy, particularly seasons 1-2. B got me to start watching it on Netflix last fall annnnd I'm only up to season 5. But the first seasons are just so.good, they warrant rewatching. It feels like home with these characters that I've gotten to know, especially season 1 when the cast was comparatively small (although I do love the addition of Addison!). Should I be concerned that my "comforting" shows are hospital or crime-focused (Grey's and Castle)?!
Upon rewatching, I'm really appreciating how Mer is our screwed up heroine with lots of issues. Maybe that's the EMDR talking :)

Upon rewatching, I'm really appreciating how Mer is our screwed up heroine with lots of issues. Maybe that's the EMDR talking :)

  • I don't think I've mentioned on here before that I love analyzing classic rock songs. Well, not "analyzing" so much as trying to pick them apart, especially when there's a big arrangement. "Is that guy using a Roland?!" "Is a flute making that sound?" My dad is a musician so I'm going to blame him for this tendency (and the fact that I find it fun!). ;) ANYWAY, this week's song has been "Spill the Wine" by Eric Burdon and War. Pops and I found an instrumental version on YouTube and it's just so fascinating to hear all the little nuances. Ok, geekout over!
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Have a great weekend! xoxo