I’ve been awake for 16 hours so far today, but if you look at how productive I was at home it seems like I’ve been awake for maybe 4 hours. I started some spring cleaning, which means reorganizing and going through old paperwork, etc…so currently my living room has paper all over the ground because I kept getting bored and moving onto something else. I wanted to do more sewing today too but just couldn’t get myself to start on that. So tomorrow is going to be a lot of finishing up & a lot of sewing!
In regards to the stuff I did do today; I have pictures.
I went to Manhattan beach at 7am, before parking fees are enforced (free always equals me) and walked along the water. The tide was low so it was a good time for collecting shells. There were a good amount of whole sand dollars, which isn’t something I’ve come across before. I was reminded of a conversation I had with my mom years ago. She asked what one thing I would want to find on the beach. I said a pearl, while her answer was an unbroken sand dollar.
When I started heading back I passed a sign that said “Barsha”. It took about 5 blocks of convincing myself to go back before I did turn around. I always have moments like that where I think “Oh, if I want a picture that bad I can come back” which of course works out to me never going back. I had Barsha (my Bengali plushie) in the car with me, there was little traffic that early & no one in that parking lot…so I went back for my picture.
In the afternoon I went out hunting for a lamp. I only have one small bedside lamp in my bedroom that doesn’t give off a ton of light so sewing at night was always a no-no. I went to Marshalls & Home Goods first and saw so many cute things but not any affordable lamps that I liked. After getting my car washed, I decided to give Target another chance (I’ve looked at their selection of lamps a number of times always leaving with nothing). On a clearance endcap they had two bird lamps. Done! I picked the best one then stood in the lampshade aisle for like 10 minutes trying to find a cheap one I liked. I went back to the endcap and there was a butterfly lampshade for $11, so I picked that up. Birds eat butterflies, and cats eat birds…so I have the circle of life thing going on in my apartment.
I wanted something fun for dinner, so I also bought pizza materials from Target. I got the pizza crust sheets, a little can of tomato sauce, & parmesan cheese. Everything else I had at home. I put kale, spinach, broccoli, & chicken sausage on it. The crust was super thin/crispy and so yummy.
Low key day; just wish I’d finished the cleaning so I wouldn’t have to worry about it tomorrow! Oh well…I do enjoy cleaning, it always feels better afterward and makes me happy to be home.