Hello, Friday! It's good to see you. My general plans for the weekend are to see if I can find a way to eat a bagel in bed. This being New York, I'm sure I can make it happen. Anything exciting happening on your end? I'm also planning on painting my new little kitchen table navy now that I've gotten my other projects out of the way, but I'm dreading sanding it first. Like, will it be awful? Probably. But thems the breaks when you wanna paint a table and not have it look like crap. I'm on the hunt for small, low-profile wooden stools like these or these, so if you find some affordable ones send them my way. What I really want deep down in my precious lil heart is this, but there's no way on this planet that I could ever bring myself to ever pay that much for a pair of stools.
The never-ending saga of the hole in my apartment wall has continued this week, with Theo and I being surprised bright and early by a carpenter who wanted to come work on it yesterday. Seeing as we had no prior notice and Theo is getting home super late every night, I didn't feel tooooo guilty asking him to come back a few hours later. It's mildly embarrassing to be caught still sleeping at 8am on a weekday morning, but you know what? We are just living our lives and I won't be made to feel guilty about it! We get precious little sleep as it is with our work schedules, and I'm not gonna let them disrupt one of the few days we get to sleep in together. Deal with it, world. Obviously when the man returned a few hours later I made a point of telling him that Theo has a very late work schedule to make myself feel better.
Everyone done with their taxes? I'm doing the same thing I do every year: I finished doing them weeks ago, but will most likely wait til the last minute to work up the courage to file them and part with all the money I owe. Freelancing is a bitch! What can you do. I don't ever mind the actual process of doing them, I think it's really empowering and important to be on top of your finances and know how to do it, it's just that final step of filling in my bank account info that stops me dead in my tracks. Every time I think about it I need to lie down. Will try to work up the strength to do it this weekend.
I've got lots of good longreads for you this week! I hope you save them and enjoy them as I have. Here are some links for your eyeballs and a little ditty for your heart:
A cookbook to empower those recovering from ED.
Your uterus can really fuck you up.
I instantly regretted reading this.
An absolutely beautiful piece on raising feminist sons.
Ah yes, "Basically white." One of the most oft recurring micro-agressions of my life.
We need more Kidcasts, people!
Men who do housework.
Motherhood in art.
I'd like to save up and do a little beauty tourism!
I'll take one of each, please!
It's imperative that I eat these immediately.