happy monday, friends! how were your weekends?
mine was, just as i’d hoped, blissfully low-key. although i went from cold-mode to allergy-mode (seriously, the pollen is killing me), i did manage to get some spring cleaning done and i’m feeling pretty happy about it. also, i can tell i’m getting older because i bought a new vacuum on sunday, and was incredibly excited about not only purchasing, but using it (we have a lot of white cat hair being shed around here).
other than spring cleaning, i also walked around st. armands circle for awhile on saturday and took in a bit of vitamin d in the beautiful sunshine. and in the spirit of my plan to get my house looking good, particularly my bedroom, i also poked around on etsy looking for prints, and fell in love with one by my perennial favorite, catherine campbell (pictured above). i love catherine’s artwork — in fact, i bought her 2010 calendar last year and have taken to cutting off the calendar portion of each month and framing the resulting drawing. i still have several months left to do that with, and i’m looking forward to finding spots around the house for them.
i have a busy week this week — a couple of lunch meetings, a trip to naples for work on thursday, and my mom coming into town for the weekend on friday (yay!) — but i’m looking forward to all of it. and in the spirit of continuing to get things done and in order, here’s my list of commitments for the week:
+ taxes paid and filed (my accountant says they should be done this week).
+ get back into my exercise routine, since i was laid up for a lot of last week.
+ laundry, laundry, laundry. i have a lot of it to do.
+ make big batches of coconut shrimp curry and split pea soup that i can eat and reheat throughout the week.
+ continue going to bed earlier (i was in bed before midnight every night last week — yippee!)
+ go to the beach one day to sit and watch the sunset.
+ wear bright lipstick, just because.
+ stay hopeful. about everything.
and you? what are your goals? tell me, and i’ll meet you back here tomorrow. xoxo!