Happy New Week :)

Good morning 🙂 (yes, I realize that it’s not really morning but … .. it’s part of the lifestyle)

I mean I definitely feel like every week is exactly the same but it’s fine. Really. We’re doing great. I did find LITERALLY 100 dollars when I did laundry yesterday so that was a fun surprise. Like, super fun. It sounds like I’m playing it down but I’m really not. And I really needed it yesterday. Not because I really needed a hundred dollars but because I really needed a miracle. Proof of life. A seed of hope, etc. And it worked. And I could not remember for the life of me having 5 folded up 20’s in the past few weeks. So the only explanation was really that God was throwing me a bone. Heard you. Appreciated.

Okay let’s get down to business. This is what I’ve been…

Listening To…

I have actually been throwing it back a little bit to earlier in the century with one of my all time favorite playlists. It’s called 20 Cents if You Can Guess Who Sings This.

And it’s filled with Matchbox Twenty & friends.

When Danny and I were too young to stay home by ourselves we would go with my mom, in her Gold Grand Caravan, to pick up Matt from soccer practice. And on the car ride home Matt would pick up change from the console and say, “this money goes to whoever knows who sings this song”. (Matt loved giving away free money. We could also make a few cents by going to the kitchen and filling up his water cup while he was doing homework.) You see, this was long before the song title and artist were on the front dash. Unfortunately, Matt had almost a decade on Danny and me. We were still listening to Radio Disney in our spare time. But I knew one band that Matt listened to. Matchbox Twenty. So I guessed Matchbox Twenty. Every single time. Every single song. And I was rarely right. I knew nothing. But every once in a while, Delilah would throw me a bone and she would play a Matchbox Twenty song and I would get 20 cents from my older brother. Even though, now that I think about it, that was my mom’s change anyway. So all in all, the point is – this is a very nostalgic playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/4YjXeX5weeSREi8uGRDlR1

Watching…

I hate this part because it makes me realize how quickly I watch shows. Scary. Truly. I tried this week to make a commitment to only watch educational shows and documentaries, like I used to when I was cultured and ambitious. And then I started watching Ramy on Hulu. Which for those of you who don’t know – not a documentary. Well, I guess it kind of is. I don’t know, go look it up, it was cute.

This week I also watched Palm Springs like 6 times. Because Andy Samberg is in it and produced it. Aka the love of my life. The movie was cute. I mean cinematically it wasn’t the best movie ever made, but like… Andy Samberg was in it. So. I’ll probably watch it again tonight. He also sold this movie from Sundance and broke the record for biggest sale and he asked for 69 extra cents. Which is just an absolute joke. As if I needed another reason to love him.

Reading…

Nothing 🙂 I’m the worst! Just kidding.

Just kidding about being the worst. Not kidding about the not reading thing.

Writing…

Guys. I have incredible news. I finished the first draft of my book. So I guess I can tell you a little bit more about it.

Hesitantly but I will.

It’s a collection of short stories, poetry & prose.

And that’s all I got 😉

I’m really excited about it and I hope you are too.