Friday, July 12, 2013
let's pretend we're chatting over tea
at 4:44 AM
So, an update of sorts. The past few weeks have been steadily busy. Now that Trevor is full time at the church and I'm full time at my (albeit temporary) job, things have settled into something almost resembling a routine. For now. And I am so grateful for tiny moments away (like last Thursday morning) for chill time at our favorite coffee shop. (It's beach themed, swoon.)
Have you heard of the no-shampoo experiment girls all over the Internet seem to be doing lately? Well (sigh) I am now one of them. I am all about the natural crap these days (you're not going to believe this--I ran out bronzer and, feeling cheap, decided to try cinnamon instead. CINNAMON. And, guys, it works. It seems so so strange the first time you swipe it on your face, but you'll smell like a snickerdoodle cookie for the rest of the day. Just try it.) Anyway, so I am two weeks in on this no shampoo thing, and my hair looks like greased lightning. But if there is one thing I'm not, it's a quitter, so by golly I will see this through to the end. Probably.
I have made quite a dent in my summer reading list, most recently finishing Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis. (True story: one of my best friends from home reads my blog and sent this in the mail for my birthday--is that the sweetest thing ever or what?)
I also picked up The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy at the most adorable used bookstore downtown. I picked out a paperback version, but the store owner stopped me and pulled a fat hardcover off the back of the shelf and handed it to me slowly like it was a sacred treasure (which, one chapter in, it already is.) "Oh, no," she said. "This is a classic. You need the hardcover version." And she even gave me a discount on it. Have I mentioned I love this town?
Aside from the unbearable huidity, it has not felt like summer around these parts, what with the rain and clouds and all. But it's okay, most days. I'm back to being see-through pale, but it is nice to spend quiet afternoons with a cup of chai and my boyfriend (read: husband.)
Gahh, I'm talking about the weather. Okay, shutting up.
Have a happy weekend friends!
Note: For questions regarding the no-shampoo thing, I would recommend this post. Also, if you try cinnamon as a bronzer, be sure to use waaaay more than you would use with regular bronzer. It takes quite a bit, but once it's on it stays put for the rest of the day. See here for more information. Let me know if you like it (so I know I'm not the only crazy one.)