July was an uneventful and much welcomed “chill” month for us. After the past few months, we’ve needed some time to recover. We’re also not use to heat and humidity after being spoiled by mild Seattle weather, so we often feel like taking it easy on the weekends (easy meaning hanging indoors with a/c). I hate complaining about the heat when I know that winter is going to be brutal, but we’re not used to extreme weather. We’re wimps.
In addition to boring everyday life, I spent the month going to a lot of museums because they have a/c. I really do love roaming around museums. I also started taking tapestry weaving classes and that’s been fun. I love textiles. I went to a few drag shows and watched a few old movies at Film Forum. I’ve been having fun.
Also, the frugs have quickly adapted. They are more adaptable than we give them credit for. They really don’t care unless there is people, food and something soft to lounge on all day. I think they’re bored compared to the amount of “enrichment” they received in Tennessee (lots of people, car rides, outdoors) but I think I may be projecting a lot on them…which pet parents tend to do.
Here’s some of my favorites from July:
Wearing (fragrance) – My tastes have been all over the place. I’ve been wearing my usual summer staples of perfumes like Mugler Cologne. But, I’m also enjoying fig fragrances again like Diptyque Philosykos. And of course, I’ve been all about Chanel.
Summary – Slightly off topic, but I’ve noticed since I know live in a place with heat and humidity (and that I interact with the outside), that perfumes wear really different on me than they did in Seattle.
Wearing (cosmetics, etc.) – It’s been too hot to wear makeup and actually look good in it. I’ve been going bare faced. Eyes have been really neutral using shades from L’Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Nude 1 with a few coats of mascara. I’ve been playing up lips and I’ve been really into those matte liquid lipsticks that are popular right now. I like LA Splash and NYX.
Also, my hair is getting long and I don’t think I like it. And I’m sick of having blonde. But, I’m not inspired to do anything else yet.
Summary – I can’t wait for the first cool day to come along so I can wear a really heavy smoky eye that won’t sweat off.
Wearing (clothes) – I’ve concluded that I’m never going to figure out how to dress for heat and still look presentable. My most worn outfit has been a rotation of a black crop top with sleeves and one sleeveless worn under an amazingly cool and comfortable Eileen Fisher harem jumpsuit. And some times I wear a baggy crop t-shirt with baggy jeans and Southwestern silver.
Summary – I’m in my 30’s and not skinny (according to fashion mags) and wear crop tops and life goes on. I’ve found people don’t care, so loosen up.
Using (skincare) – I’ve been sticking to my usual routine but with the heat, I’ve been wearing a lot of sheet masks. They are so great to put in the fridge and then your face. So cool.
Summary – I’m a mask freak. I even have a “masket” which is a basket filled with masks.
Eating/Drinking – I forgot to tell you guys but in May I had food poisoning and it really jumped started my weight loss (lol) but was miserable as well. I haven’t really had an appetite since then. I’d say a big theme this past month was Turkish breakfast – kahvaltı . It’s fresh and filling. We usually do fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lebneh or clotted cream/kaymak with honey, a small slice of bread and a boiled egg and sides of ajvar or hummus. And iced Armenian tea.
Summary – Enjoy the harvest.
Summary – The future is now. Or something.
Watching – We’re still binge watching Supernatural. We’re really enjoying it. It’s a good mix of pop culture references, mysticism, Americana and you know, supernatural stuff. Yeah, it has some bumps but what show that stays on for this long doesn’t?
Summary – Hunks, muscle cars and monsters.
Reading – I’ve been all over the place which sort of represents the state of my brain right now. It’s been poetry, tech books and self help books focusing on anxiety.
Summary – At least I’m reading, not finishing anything but at least I’m reading.
Wanting – I want to enjoy the last few weeks of summer. I want them to be lazy and I wouldn’t mind a weekend getaway to somewhere rural.
Summary – I can’t believe I’m saying this. First weaving, now wanting a rural getaway, can I get any crunchier?
What were your favorites from July? Did you do anything inspiring? Go anywhere inspiring? Eat anything inspiring?
*Pics are mine except for masks from sassa.com. Cybotron from soultrain.com. Supernatural Impala from Wikipedia. Adrienne Ames pic from www.fanpix.net. B.C. cabin from inhabitat.com.