I think, by virtue of being a granny that goes to bed at 9:00, I’ve inadvertently transformed into an early bird. Which is nuts for a few reasons. I thought forever that I was a night owl, simply because I knew I wasn’t a morning person … and you have to be one or the other, right? Then, when I started on my infant sleep schedule, I thought I was neither an early bird nor a night owl — I just really liked being in bed. Now, though, I enjoy being up early (but I still dread getting up early, which is, as everyone knows, two totally different things).
For instance. I’ve been up since about 5:15. I have banana bread in the oven. Coffee in hand. Read some of my book. Tapping out a little writing. And, outside of the neighbor’s brand new squeaky puppy Bear, it’s quiet. I’ve yearned for quiet.I’m no longer terrified of quiet.
Only a few things today:
♥ Kate Middleton didn’t wear black to the BAFTAs and the internet lost its gee dee mind. In her defense, she added a black sash to an already-gorgeous dark green Jenny Packham gown, acknowledging the movement. But let’s make something real clear: simply wearing a black gown does not make you a feminist. REPEAT: simply wearing a black gown does not make you a feminist. No more than wearing a WWJD bracelet in 1996 made you a Christian. Wearing black is a movement in support of equality, not the equality movement itself. The Duchess literally spends her days supporting victims of abuse and bullying, children with cancer, wounded veterans, and those in addiction treatment. Don’t lose sight of the goal of feminism — it’s not what you wear; it is what you do. And this woman does a lot.
♥ Nine things mindful people do differently. I could use a burst of productivity, and this list includes little things that can help.
♥ I found some supercute yoga mats. Like, mermaid scales and pastel unicorns. Go getcha one.
♥ Is Crystal Bridges the most woke museum in America? Rarely do you hear “Arkansas” and “woke” in the same sentence, especially when (1) a “not” isn’t somewhere between the two, and (2) the opinion comes from a source like the Washington Post.
♥ Schrodinger’s Rapist. An oldie, but unfortunately, an evergreen. A man’s guide to approaching a woman without being a total creepshow.
♥ It’s raining and I wish I was a stay-at-home dog mom. Alas, I am not, so I toil away and watch my dog on his daycare camera. And occasionally fantasy shop for the home I have yet to buy. Whatever keeps ya going, right?