first of all, can we just talk about the weather we’ve been having????

seriously, it’s been all kinds of gorgeous for DAYS in a row.  we didn’t have this gift last year and to be sure, it won’t be long-lived as rain is making its way toward us in the next few days.  but boy, it’s been nice.

decided to pry myself away from the house, visit a local park, plunk down on a bench and read my newly thrifted book without distraction.

oh procrastination.  it’s my worst attribute.  and i’m determined to lick it.  found this book from 1979 last night at the thrift store.  it was so funny to read the first couple chapters and see myself in many of the examples.  i’m learning new terms like “discomfort dodging” and “action diversions” or “addictivities,”  and oh can i ever relate.  addictivities are activities you do to avoid doing what you really need to do.  guilty as charged.   

this book is my new bible.  i will read it.  i will finish it.  i will be a changed woman by the time i turn 50.  if i could only keep getting more perfect afternoons like this.  the park was empty, save for one other couple who were there for a short time, far far away from me.  once school is out though, empty parks will be hard to come by.   

also thrifted a tough-gal jacket from italy for super cheap.  nice and lightweight, but fully lined with wool.


brought along my new decor book “etcetera, etc.” as well, which i am LOVING.  it’s just gutsy decor and i tend to play it so safe…i’m hoping to loosen up a tad…

bookshelves.  i need bookshelves.  i need a house with bookshelves.  i need a job so i can buy a house with bookshelves.  i need to stop going to the park so i can stop procrastinating sending off resumes so i can get a job so i can buy a house with bookshelves.

another page from the book:

yup, i have that lamp in orange. 

thrifting is another one of those “addictivities” i do to avoid doing what i really should be doing. 

give up thrifting?  

um, no.