Hello there: Slice of Life #sol19 29/31

Today I’m borrowing a format from Aggie Kesler.

I am an early riser who loves a quiet hour (or three) alone in the morning.

I keep buying more books, even though I already own more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime–even if I live to be quite old.

I wish I could wear the color yellow, but any shade–from mustard to lemon–makes me look sallow and ill.

I love coffee, cats, bookstores, sketchbooks, turquoise, photography, roasted vegetables, road trips.

I dance silly and quite badly and in public only to make children or teenagers laugh.

I sing quietly under my breath unless I’m in the car alone, and then I can really belt it out.

I think everyone (except the allergic) should adopt a whole litter of kittens because sibs are the best.

I really want to reorganize and declutter my house so that it reflects a more minimalist style.

I need to make sure that the way I choose to spend my time reflects my values and represents activities that are truly restorative (that means less Facebook).

I should start using the Calendar feature on my phone so that I’m not constantly scrolling through email trying to figure out what meetings I have today.

I can easily lose hours falling down Internet rabbit holes when all I needed to know was how fast a pronghorn can run or what sounds a bison makes or whether all calico cats are really female.

I like to look at properties on AirBnB and daydream about travel.

I make really good chocolate chip cookies, even though I just use the recipe on the Nestle bag.

I always think I’m going to accomplish more in the day than I ever do.

38 thoughts on “Hello there: Slice of Life #sol19 29/31

  1. Oh, I love this! I can so identify with being an early riser, wanting to declutter and organzie, and thinking I’ll accomplish more in the day than I ever do.

  2. My favorite line here is “I can easily lose hours falling down Internet rabbit holes when all I needed to know was how fast a pronghorn can run or what sounds a bison makes or whether all calico cats are really female.” It’s funny and descriptive, and I often fall down the “Internet rabbit hole” too!

  3. This is such a great way to share about oneself in a humorous light. I would love another cat but my husband says no, I think internet rabbit holes are notorious, I’m also an early riser, but still don’t achieve enough in a day. This was a fun read!

    • Two cats are definitely better than one, and seven is really quite sublime. I love rising early, but I very rarely accomplish much in the morning–beyond reading, writing, and holding cats. Not a bad thing to do in the mornings though!

  4. Yellow may be your aspirational color and I’m impressed with your use of the word sallow. Who ever gets to use that word correctly?! I continue to enjoy getting to know you through each set of clues you offer. As for that last line, I can empathize. I’ve said similar about my spouse and called him a perpetual time optimist.

    • An aspirational color! I love that. I console myself with yellow shoes, yellow purses, and occasionally when my mom is not shopping with me to give me a very firm (and MEAN!) veto, I buy a yellow item. And then I don’t wear it. Because she’s right. I’m hideous in yellow. I also love “perpetual time optimist.”

    • It’s not impossible to have a male calico but it’s very rare–just like orange female cats aren’t impossible but they’re very rare. My understanding is that the way orange shows up in cats is carried on the X chromosome? It’s really too scientific for me. But there are very few male calicos and very few female gingers.

  5. I love more of these glimpses into who you are. Remember the ‘adulting’ list you want me to make before I die? I think I would definitely put using your phone calendar to keep up with appointments on the list. It’s so easy and convenient and such a time-saver!! Was it Nancy Reagan or Nike who first said, ‘Just do it!’? No matter–just do it!

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  7. Quiet time is so nice. I get up way before Kathy and really enjoy the peace and quiet. I go to bed earlier than she does so she gets her quiet time at night. Chocolate chip cookies – my favorite.

  8. I love this format. I buy too many books, I love the same things you’ve listed! I dance and sing the same, I’m always dreaming about travel, I started the process of decluttering, and I wish I had some chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the idea.

  9. Glad you tried out the format…yours is great! I am the same as you- “I keep buying more books, even though I already own more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime–even if I live to be quite old.” 🙂 Yay for reading!!

  10. “I really want to reorganize and declutter my house so that it reflects a more minimalist style.” This is what I am attempting as well. Great format to share so many things.

  11. Definitely time for chocolate chip cookies. (Although maybe I should wait until we finish the peach crisp I baked yesterday?) Do you love turquoise the color, or the rock?

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