Memory-a-Day in August

Wednesday, August 1st: Listening to Amos Lee live in KBCO Studio C and wondering how he always sounds so good.

Thursday, August 2nd: Hooking a piece of rigatoni with my fork as I sat outside, eating dinner with my sister and Joey.

Friday, August 3rd: Waking up and reading on the couch for 10 minutes instead of just jumping right into the shower.

Saturday, August 4th: Giving a negative assessment of everything we’d ordered for lunch before I’d even tasted any of it, then being so so wrong about it all.

Sunday, August 5th: Feeling like the morning had been so long in a truly good and productive but not rushed way.

Monday, August 6th: Eating breakfast alone on our porch swing, putting my phone down, and realizing how quiet and calm it felt.

Tuesday, August 7th: Looking up at the scoreboard during a Rockies game I was barely paying attention to to find we were losing 10-0!

Wednesday, August 8th: Sipping an iced latte that tasted like Cheerio milk, in a very good way.

Thursday, August 9th: Realizing I’d left my phone on the kitchen counter and admittedly feeling slightly panicky about it.

Friday, August 10th: Feeling extremely bored as one of three people in the office on a Friday.

Saturday, August 11th: Giving my mama a real big hug before leaving her office.

Sunday, August 12th: Doing okay keeping score for Joey while he grabbed something to eat at the Rockies game.  “It’s a K or a backwards K, but which is which??”

Monday, August 13th: Sharing a spoon with Joey because he dropped his on the Colfax sidewalk after we got ice cream.

Tuesday, August 14th: Groaning when I realized I was still 150 pages away from a book that just wasn’t doing it for me.

Wednesday, August 15th: Feeling the urge to tear out a lot of things in our garden, but settling for just trashing our mostly dead snap peas.

Thursday, August 16th: Reading an article about the new Alon Shaya restaurant opening in Denver and how it’s 70% female-staffed!

Friday, August 17th: Listening to Queen Aretha in my office.

Saturday, August 18th: Freeing a bee from our pre-packaged container of baby spinach.

Sunday, August 19th: Walking up to Civic Center Park and feeling so happy to be spending a Sunday afternoon with Joey.

Monday, August 20th: Burning my tongue on some piping hot coffee.

Tuesday, August 21st: Feeling so so indecisive about whether to have leftovers or curry takeout for dinner.

Wednesday, August 22nd: Taking off my shoe to shoo away a bee while I ate dinner by myself in the backyard.

Thursday, August 23rd: Being shocked that I ran an 8:47 third mile despite how tired and slow I felt.

Friday, August 24th: Leaving my notebook at the office for the weekend and thinking it might be okay to live without a list for once.

Saturday, August 25th: Feeling that buzz of excitement as we sat in a movie theater and saw previews for things coming out this fall/winter.

Sunday, August 26th: Having the energy/motivation/time to clean a few places in our house and feeling really happy about it.

Monday, August 27th: Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing I’d slept in my contacts!

Tuesday, August 28th: Feeling sad that no one else in my book club loved the book as much as I did.

Wednesday, August 29th: Feeling that genuine buzz of excitement about going on vacation.

Thursday, August 30th: Holding tight to Joey’s arm as we got on our first ride of the day at Disneyland!

Friday, August 31st: Watching, with terror, as a giant beetle repeatedly tried to fly into the restaurant we were having lunch in.

Memory-a-Day in July

Sunday, July 1st: Taking a very brief moment to just rest my eyes in our hammock, with the umbrella over me.

Monday, July 2nd: Being literally the only person in the office at noon and listening to Drake very loudly.

Tuesday, July 3rd: Holding back tears during a very beautiful wedding ceremony.

Wednesday, July 4th: Feeling unprepared and disorganized, grabbing 4th of July dinner ingredients at Whole Foods and being 100% okay with that feeling.

Thursday, July 5th: Leaving a very good therapy session and seeing a rainbow in the sky.

Friday, July 6th: Walking just a block from the bustling Highlands and finding ourselves on a shady quiet street lined with big old brick houses (and lots of free parking spots).

Saturday, July 7th: Feeling hot and irritated at the Farmers’ Market and guilty for wanting to immediately leave a place that I’m “supposed” to love.

Sunday, July 8th: Pulling a stool directly in front of the window A/C unit in the kitchen while I kept an eye on chickpeas in the pressure cooker and eggs boiling on the stove.

Monday, July 9th: Watching a beach ball hit Joey in the head while we sat in the crowd at Red Rocks, waiting for The Big Lebowski to start.

Tuesday, July 10th: Pressing snooze one extra time and feeling extremely out of it after going to bed at 1 AM the night before.

Wednesday, July 11th: Saying no to TV time and instead, getting into bed early to read.

Thursday, July 12th: Feeling thoroughly impressed with the manicure my sister gave me and with how prepared she was!

Friday, July 13th: Remembering how out of it I had felt coming home from work and how refreshed I felt now that I was sitting outside at the Rockies game.

Saturday, July 14th: Joey asking me if I wanted to sit outside in the backyard with him at the very end of the day.

Sunday, July 15th: Making a donut out of modelling clay with my niece.

Monday, July 16th: Waking up to the smell of coffee and parting my hair down the middle because why not?

Tuesday, July 17th: Having lunch with my dad at the last shady table on the Mod Market patio.

Wednesday, July 18th: Having breakfast toast with Joey at Huckleberry before work.

Thursday, July 19th: Sharing a quote my therapist had shared with me with Joey.

Friday, July 20th: Watching Mason try a lemon for the first time.  He didn’t hate it!

Saturday, July 21st: Feeling uncertain about having our dog out in the front yard.

Sunday, July 22nd: Playing ABBA very loudly in my car while driving to Whole Foods.

Monday, July 23rd: Catching up on Food Network Star while eating a very fluffy pita.

Tuesday, July 24th: Feeling lucky to live so close to Coors Field when there’s a rain delay.

Wednesday, July 25th: Seeing Joey come inside with a surprise first zucchini from our garden.

Thursday, July 26th: Wondering why I felt sort of crabby.

Friday, July 27th: Waking up to go for a run and feeling refreshed and ready.

Saturday, July 28th: Rushing to clean the bathroom and shower/get ready to leave the house for the day.

Sunday, July 29th: Going to Sunday afternoon yoga for the first time in a long time and smiling when I saw new gold veggie decals on one of the walls.

Monday, July 30th: Trying to get in a better mood by listening to Janelle Monáe at work.

Tuesday, July 31st: Wearing my new running sunglasses for the first time and feeling legit!

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July was so so good, but we must say good bye and I have a real feeling August will be pretty good too 🙂