always drinking coffee | forever dreaming about tattoos

Brighter Days Do Exist

I know my last few posts have been pretty down. And honestly, it’s cause I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately. But today was different. I didn’t have my brother to deal with, so I decided that it would be a day for myself. 

I got up around 8:45/9:00 and pulled clothes for the day. Then I pulled out and used the face mask I’d gotten from Lush on Sunday. After that I hopped in the shower. Once I was nice and clean, I threw a little (and I do mean little) makeup at my face and headed up to Starbucks for a date with myself. I sat there with my drink, reading my book and people watching for about an hour. Then I went over to Walgreens to pick up a couple things. When I got back I stopped by neighbor’s house first to see if I could help them with some stuff on their computer that they’d mentioned before. She wasn’t home but I helped him with a few little things and contacted her about working with her later on. Once I was back in my own house I found some lunch and watched something like half an hour of TV. Then I retreated to my room for some coloring. (Yes, I still like to color. I don’t care how old I am, I think it’s fun. Judge me all you want, I don’t care.) That didn’t last very long, so I started working on this blog post. But soon enough it was time to head back across the street. 

Over there, I helped her with unsubscribing to a whole bunch of emails that she didn’t need/want anymore. We took all the photos off her iPhone and put them on her computer. Updated her iPad to iOS 7, and her phone to iOS 6.1.3 and then to iOS 7 as well. Really, I didn’t do a whole lot, but all of that took about 2 hours. I mean, she had over 1300 pictures on her phone – the thing is 4 years old – so downloading all those to her computer took almost an hour. 

I came back home and talked with my mom for a while before she and my brother and I went out for dinner – nothing fancy, just up to Boardwalk Fries. Then we went out to World Market for some Torani syrup so we can make our own coffee creamer. I can’t remember what the recipe is right now but when I find it I’ll post it up here. Of course, no Friday night out is complete without getting frozen yogurt so we went to Tutti Frutti. When we came back home we watched 3 episodes of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta on TLC’s Friday Bride-day. It’s mom’s Friday night treat – I have fun watching it with her though. (I swear, some of those bridges have champagne taste on a beer budget. One of the girls tonight fell in love with an $8,000 Lazaro dress and her budget was $2,000. Needless to say, things were interesting.) 

All in all, I can definitely say today was a good day. It was a much needed day too. Things have just been so crazy and it was nice to do what I wanted in my own time today. I’ll have to find time to do this again sometime. 

Note to self: Don’t wait forever before taking a day for myself again.

Photo on 7-25-14 at 1.56 pm #2

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About Me

Hello! Welcome! My name is Katy!
You can find me drinking coffee until it’s time for wine. Currently have 5 tattoos, but plans for more are in the works.
I’m a birthmom over 8 years post placement. I’ve been in a birthmom support group since November 2018, and will be leading my own come May 2023.
On Sunday mornings you can usually find me in the nursery or on the production team at church.
Various times throughout the year, you can find me staying with someone’s dog(s) while they’re away on a trip – so don’t be surprised if there are stories or pictures every so often.

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