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Monday Musings

February 23, 2015

It’s the last week of February! Bring on the nicer weather! I’m over the cold and grey days. There are some okay ones in the mix though. Yesterday was warmer than it has been, so Adrian and I played “monkey in the middle” with Archer in the snow. It was adorable to see him hop-running between us because the snow was deep for his little legs!

  • On Saturday, we went to a surprise 30th birthday party for a friend of ours. His wife set up a Mario Kart themed get together, where we were asked to dress as a character from the game. The best part was the Wii Mario Kart tournament. I used to be a pro at it on Nintendo 64 and didn’t do so bad, but sadly didn’t come out a champ.  I blame the booze! Adrian and I both went as Yoshi, using this easy and cute tutorial I found online. We made them last minute, as we do most things, but I thought they still turned out pretty great!
  • Do you have a tattoo you regret from your earlier years? Getting it removed may end up being an easy fix soon! The science behind this is pretty interesting too. I have one of my own that I never quite finished and though I don’t love it anymore, I’m not sure if I would rid of it or not. I guess it’s because it’s a part of me now and part of who I was then. I suppose we’ll see how I feel about it if/when the cream comes out!
  • About two weeks ago my left eye started twitching randomly throughout the day. It has started getting less frequent and even stopped over the weekend, but when I was making my coffee this morning, it came back again. I have a feeling it’s stress during the week, so I’ve been looking at different techniques to relax more. I saw these five yoga moves for stress and can’t wait to get started this evening. They seem really simple and I’m just looking for something to help me decompress each night, so I thinking this is a good start for me. The Legs Up the Wall pose looks super comfortable. I’m half-tempted to try it out in the office!
  • Currently Watching: Have you seen Togetherness on HBO? I caught a preview for it before Girls one night and watched an episode shortly after. One episode turned into 5! I really love the cast, with Mark Duplass (definitely one of my crushes), Amanda Peet, Melanie Lynskey, and Steve Zissis. It’s just real and I enjoy and appreciate the humor they find in long term relationships and every day life.
  • Currently Reading: I finished up Still Alice and cried a lot throughout it. Last night, Julianne Moore won the Oscar for best actress in the film, so now I have to watch the movie this week sometime! I highly recomment reading the novel though. Now, I am on to Maude by Donna Mabry. I am close to finishing this one because we didn’t have any plans yesterday and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.
What are some of your highlights from last week?

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  • Woo March so soon! Spring is on the way! I actually had an eye twitch for three weeks and it was the caffeine that was causing it! I fully cut down on diet coke and tea and it has gone so try that if the relaxing doesn’t help! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Yikes! I hope I don’t make it to three weeks haha. I actually cut my coffee down to one cup during the week and two on weekends a few months ago and I don’t drink soda anymore, so hopefully it’s not that. 🙂

  • That Mario Kart party sounds amazing!! I might have to steal that idea sometime! I read that article about the tattoo remover and it’s so interesting. That would definitely be a game changer! I hope the yoga helps with your stress. I’ve had a twitching eye in the past and tried to remedy it with sleep, relaxing exercises, and multivitamins! I never know exactly what causes it!

    • Yeah, I’m interested to hear more about the tattoo cream! The eye twitch seems to be different for everyone! I had it working full-time during college before too and have been under more pressure at work recently, so I think it’s that, but adding the multivitamin is a great idea either way. A friend of mine had the same problem and said taking one helped her as well. 🙂

  • I’m so excited for spring… I do like winter because it’s a nice change from the super hot temps and humidity but spring time is even better because I’m not freezing while driving to work 😛 I have had an eye twitch before and it sucks. It is from stress and just staring at a screen for a long time, I think. Hope it feels better!


    • The morning drive is the worst right now! Spring always brings a lot of optimism and motivation, which I love too! 🙂

  • That Mario Kart party sounds amazing! For Halloween, my partner and his group of friends all went as characters from the game. They even made little go karts of cardboard boxes and had balloons attached to each one!

    That tattoo cream is so interesting. It’s funny because I know that there are removal creams on the market now that are widely regarded a big gimmick – and no reputable tattoo artist or shop would promote them. So I wonder if because of that pre-existing idea if this new cream would have a hard time being successful? Probably not – if it actually works.

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

    • Those Halloween costumes definitely top ours! I imagine if my friends went as that, it would have been one big bumper car party haha.

      I haven’t been on the lookout, but I didn’t realize they already had creams in the works! I hope this doesn’t fall into the gimmick group as well. I liked seeing the science behind it.

  • I love the sound of a Mario Kart themed party – very cool! I’ve heard good things about Togetherness, so I’ll need to give it a go x

  • GlutenFreeHappyTummy

    i’ve heard a lot of good things about Still Alice. xoxo