Have you ever been in a terrible mood where there’s absolutely nothing you can do to fix it? That was me at the tail end of last week. I was SO cranky on Thursday and Friday. A can’t-snap-out-of-it, bad mood that nothing could help. I felt bad for Becca as we had to record the podcast and I was just such a grump. Usually I can pinpoint the origins of a bad mood. I’m dehydrated. I’m hungry. My pants are tight. I’ve had too much human interaction. Etc. etc., and so on and so forth.
This time, there was just nothing I could do to fix it. In hindsight I think it was a combination of a few nights of sleeping poorly and the awful weather. In New York we’ve had a hot mess combination of horrible humidity and these terrible apocalyptic thunderstorms. Anyway, the bad mood sitch had me really down… that double whammy of being cranky and then guilty for being cranky.
On Friday night I just chilled: took a bath, ordered takeout, watched Gossip Girl reruns. On Saturday, I woke up feeling like a brand new human. I don’t know what happened but I felt like myself again. Phew. And it was a good day. I puttered around the apartment doing chores, finished Homegoing, and then visited my sister and her family in the afternoon. Spending time with Zoe (my niece!) always puts me in a better mood! And yesterday was an even slower day. I read an entire book, made those delicious stuffed bagel balls I love so much, and had a movie night with my upstairs neighbor friends!
This Week’s Good Things 7.13.20
Here are this week’s fun things. It’s heavy on small businesses – enjoy!
Stephanie (another favorite – I’ve featured her here before, her pill coasters are LIFE) linked to Betsy Enzensberger’s instagram page and I let out a little squeal! The COOLEST melted popsicle art. (I love the rainbow pieces most!) She has an online store and I want absolutely everything in it.
Pretty New Jewels
The jewelry I ordered from OMA The Label came in this week! They have SUCH good pieces and I love everything I bought but my favorite piece is this chunky gold ring. Right now I am really into solid gold jewelry, especially single pieces you can wear (like a bold cuff or ring) without any complicated layering. This ring is perfect for that.
The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix
I will admit that I am little bit embarrassed by this one but man, this show is cute and it is very very comforting to watch my favorite childhood book in TV show form. As far as I can remember, Netflix has done a great job reinterpreting BSC for 2020 (the kids are so cute too!). It’s charming and just fun, which is what the world needs right now. There are just 10 episodes and each episode is under half an hour. It’s great.
Super cooling pajamas
Nightire gifted me these clementine pajamas and they are SO cute! But the best part is that they are ultra cooling. Made from 100% organic, sustainable bamboo, they don’t get hot at all. I only have one air conditioning unit in my apartment so cooling PJs and sheets are critical for me. The fit is loose and comfy, I got a medium which is perfect. (PS – For more favorite pajamas, check out this post!) They gave me a code for you to use – SUMMERSLEEPS20 will get you 20% off!
Fox Fodder Farm
This one is for my fellow Brooklynites! (Sorry – I do try to keep the list to things everyone can enjoy but supporting my local businesses is important to me.) Fox Fodder Farm is my neighborhood flower shop and I am so happy because you can order flowers online from them for pickup and delivery. It’s been really hard finding beautiful flowers, and I prefer to buy my flowers locally when I can, so this bit of news made me extremely happy.
What are your good things from the week? Tell me!