I realize it’s not yet 4pm but this is shaping up to be the single best birthday I have ever had, thanks in no small part to all of you. I don’t make a ~thing~ out of birthdays, even and I guess especially milestones, because being the center of attention (except bizarrely in very indirect, circuitous ways) makes me want to shrivel inward like a dying star, but I woke up smiling this morning, and that’s a pretty… alien feeling lately.
- It’s a beautiful 63º day, and I took today and tomorrow off so big s/o to a 2-day work week
- I left my window cracked last night and slept like a rock without waking up to a throbbing lumbar knot, and thanks to klonopin I wasn’t jarred awake with fight-or-flight heart palpitations by a single yelly dudebro or a slamming car door once
- My body butter turned out so perfect, so exactly what I wanted that I could cry (pix forthcoming because you know I’m insufferable) and I will never plunk down cash on another store-bought winter body cream ever again
- Four packages serendipitously arrived all at once today (one including a konjac sponge as recommended by @lookwhatkatdraggedin that I’m RUL excited to try)
- On the way to my folks’ this morning, I stopped into the old bead store I frequented when I was making jewelry back what feels like an entire lifetime ago and picked up a new clasp and charm for the bracelet I wear, and everyone remembered me and were very kind and it was lovely
- I was reminded yet again that community and physical proximity are not mutually exclusive and that I am cared for beyond what I allow myself to recognize, and that the friendships I’ve made on this blue joke are so important and so nourishing to me and all of you will own very large chunks of my soul forever
Anyway it’s almost Iced Coffee O’Clock, I am Supremely Moisturized, and I’m going to spend the rest of the day relaxing, eating trash, working in my craft room as my back allows, making a new sugar scrub, and doing something creative that has nothing to do with my day job.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE BIRTHDAY WISHES I LOVE YOU ALL WITH MY WHOLE HEART