A strong cup of coffee
A long weekend
A cloudless bright blue sky
The Sunday Scaries are real. Too real.
After two days off, which usually consist of too much laundry and household chores, we get to Monday already exhausted… at least that’s how I’m feeling today.
The stress of a 5 day work week is enough to make me want to pull the covers over my head and call in sick. Sadly though, Mondays must be faced.
I used to play tennis non-stop as a child. Playing in tournaments all around the state. Playing with boys, girls, grownups, and kids half my age with double my skill-set. It didn’t matter to me, I would go out there swinging!
I would channel my inner Maria Sharapova and picture myself at Wimbledon one day. But clearly (like most children’s wild dreams) that didn’t happen. Instead, life got in the way.
I went to college, graduated, moved to a cold state (shout out to DC that’s currently 47 degrees), and tennis just fell off my radar.
One day this summer is when that all changed.
I wrote a similar post to this a few months ago and laughed so hard at the comments you all left! So many hysterical and totally relatable adulting fails were shared and I sat down with a large glass of wine to read through every single one of them. I’m glad I wasn’t alone in my life struggles :)
I figured it was time to share a few more fails… because seriously, last week was a doozy.
I blame Hurricane Matthew.
Ever since the boyfriend and I moved to Miami, we’ve been obsessed with juices.
Either fresh watermelon juice from little Havana or beet juice from Pura Vida on Miami Beach, every weekend morning we wake up with juice on the mind.
Maybe it’s the warm weather, maybe it’s the fresh fruit everywhere… whatever it is, it’s become a habit.
But at least it’s a healthy habit :)
Don’t get me wrong, I love evening dates! I crave a delicious sushi restaurant followed by drinks at a new wine bar (that usually sums up our standard date night).
But sometimes the same old “dinner and drinks date” can get a bit… stale.
Think about all the things only open during daytime hours… museums, parks, brunch spots, outdoor activities. And, of course, helicopter rides!
Ok, that may be a bit dramatic. But it was a pretty big deal for me!
You know how you can hire a “companion” for older people? Someone just to sit with a grandparent and keep them entertained or socially engaged a few times a week?
Or how you can pay a teenager $15 a hour to babysit and play with your kids while you hit the town with your husband for an evening out?
Where is the companion/babysitter for young adults who are unemployed, just moved to a new city, and are too scared to explore alone???
I have the first two taken care of, but my swimsuits are in need of an upgrade. Since I lived in chilly DC for the last 2.5 years, I didn’t once buy a new swimsuit… instead I was focused on very unexciting snow boots and parkas.
Now that I’m back to the Sunshine State where I grew up, I’m ready to chuck the boots and get back to the basics… AKA swimsuits!
HAPPY FRIDAY! Although I’m funemployed and everyday is a Friday (ex: Monday beach days!), my “workweek” gets a bit lonely sitting around the apartment all day waiting for the boyfriend to return from his job. I feel a bit like a dog staring at the front door waiting for the sound of keys…