August was one of those months that felt like it was just dragging along. I was so over the heat and was sick of hiding away in my A/C bunker. I felt guilt for being hostile towards summer when I know winter is going to be terrible but really, summer is abusive and I’m going to complain. As the kids says these days, “Sorry not sorry”.
So, what happened in August? We celebrated 11 years of marriage and 11 years of still liking each other. That’s cool, I guess. OK, it’s cool.
Really it was a chill month for me. We went to the shore a few times. I didn’t go to many galleries or museums. I just felt like being lazy and hanging around home. I’ve actually been really tired and not feeling great. I went to the doc and found out that I have “the worst Vitamin D deficiency” she’s ever seen. This means my sunscreen is working! So, that’s good. But, I have some other deficiencies – B12, B9 and iron. And apparently this was making me rather unstable and I just thought I was poorly adjusting to moving, etc. Anyway, I’m going through all the follow-up with why things are this way. I think getting supplements is helping. My heart doesn’t race and I feel more emotionally stable. I honestly didn’t realize I felt so bad until I didn’t feel so bad (if that makes sense).
I’m still weaving. I’m not good at it but I like doing it. It’s really nice to have less screen time in my life. Plus, I just love textiles and colors. It’s really therapeutic.
Here’s some of my favorites from August:
Wearing (fragrance) – My fragrance tastes were all over the place. But, I think if I had to pick a trend, I was feeling fig again and green fragrances. I wore stuff like Terveer Green, Diptyque Philosykos and Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio. Of course there were days where I’d wear something totally different from this theme, like roses (Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin) or oddly, gourmands/sweets (Guerlain Bois d’Armenie).
Summary – My tastes were all over the place but I was in a fig mood again. Actually, I’m just in a “perfume mood” again. I’m enjoying trying new things.
Wearing (cosmetics, etc.) – Well, when it comes to cosmetics, it’s just going to melt all off. My daily look is really, really simple with a light veil of Besame Violet Powder, mascara, cheek stain like Benefit Benetint and a matte liquid lipstick (like L.A. Girl or NYX) with SPF lip balm over it. I’m dreaming of cooler days when I can wear a heavy smoky eye or foundation. I’m in a cosmetics mood but haven’t really been wearing them. I’m totally feeling 70’s inspired with gilded lids and shiny lips.
I ended up putting a temp dye over the blonde, an ash brown. I like it. Oddly, I feel like myself again…sans bangs. Oddly, “myself” always has bangs in my mind.
Summary – I love autumn makeup collections but it’s too dang hot to wear them. I want gilded lids now.
Wearing (clothes) – This heat! Soooo over it. All of my clothes are lame. I’m sick of wearing them. I want new things. So, I focus on my fall fashions and I’m planning my “look”. This is the only thing keeping me sane right now. Because my uniform of baggy t-shirts, slouchy silk pants and black Birkenstocks is really, really getting on my nerves.
Summary – Fall fashions are the only reason I’m waking up these days.
Using (skincare) – I’ve been using my usual stuff; however, I’ve noticed my skin is more sensitive than usual. I think this could be due to ragweed allergies and me getting vitamin supplements. My skin gets pink. I’m also having a terrible case of eczema right now. So, I tried to take it easy and use more gentle products. It’s very boring but my skin is being a little punk right now. So, it’s CeraVe for me.
Summary – I’d rather play it safe right now than be sorry.
Eating/Drinking – Food in general hasn’t really interested me in this heat. Like I truly have no food desire which is really weird for me. After my vitamin stuff, I went out for steak and oysters and that was cool. I actually loved that. I eat a lot of tomatoes and cucumbers. I know that sounds so boring but that’s been my favorite. Oh, and infused waters. I’m loving those.
Oh, and I found out I’m lactose intolerant. I had no idea. Anyway, if you have any suggestions for non-dairy creamers that don’t taste mealy or like nuts, I’m all ears.
Summary – Just haven’t been into food but that’ll change, I know it. Also, going dairy free has been harder for me than I ever expected.
Summary – Never going stop being a pissed off 13 year old.
Watching – So, we’re still binge watching Supernatural to get ready for the Supernatural convention. The “Supenatural Superstar Sandwich” is sold out so like why should I even bother to go?
Summary – We’re dorks.
Reading – I didn’t read too much in August which was a bummer. I mainly read books on hand weaving and tapestries.
Summary – When did I get crunchy?
Wanting – To have some energy, some milder weather and to feel inspired. Basically, I’m saying I want autumn. And guess what? It’s almost here.
Summary – I’m really excited about fall in NYC and well, fall fashions. Because I’m shallow.
What were your favorites from August? Did you do anything inspiring? Go anywhere inspiring? Eat anything inspiring?
*Fig leave and cucumber photo from freeimages.com, Candy Darling by Anton Perich from fuckyeahcandydarling.tumblr.com. Vintage 1980’s CdG from Bullett. Sisters of Mercy from sisters-of-mercy.ru. Hunky Jensen and a pig from offcolortv.com. Bette Davis from doctormacro.com. Fiber Sculpture from Amazon. All other pics are mine. James Pearse, Sephora, Amazon contain affiliate links. Thanks!