Good morning, everyone — is it just me, or did the weekend go by waaaaaay too quickly? (Granted, every weekend does this, and yet every Monday I’m stunned by how fast the weekend felt.)
However, some awesome stuff happened this weekend that has made Monday morning much more manageable. As a result, this week’s Marvelous In My Monday (with thanks to the lovely Katie from Healthy Diva Eats for hosting) post will be fairly epic.
What’s so marvelous, you ask? Weeeeelllll, let’s start with this:
It’s finally getting warm, and springtime is finally here!
Seriously, I was getting so. Effing. Tired. Of being cold all the time. There’s something refreshing about cold weather after a long, hot summer, and I enjoy it in December. By March and April, however, I’m very much over it. I want nothing to do with it. I want to put away my winter coat and bust out my flip-flops.
The weather gods had other plans for my wardrobe, however, and DC was graced with January/February-like temperatures throughout March and into April. Until now, that is — and let me tell you, there’s a major happy dance going on about this.
Since it’s now warm enough for the triumphant return of my beloved flip-flops, that means I obviously needed to prep my feet for their re-exposure to something other than a highly insulated, heavy shoe.
I’d been waiting for the return of flip-flop weather to get my first pedicure of the season, and I was getting spectacularly antsy. Yesterday, though, ushered in the weather I needed to finally get my feet done, and let me tell you — it was awesome. I was sublimely happy, and I love polish color I picked. (I’ve usually gone with pink or red, but I give credit to De from Cooking For The Other Half for the inspiration to go with lavender. Excellent idea, De!)
Adding to yesterday’s #winning motif was a particularly awesome find at Target: good almond-flavored coffee. I love, love, love nut-flavored coffees — I am, however, picky about them. As it turns out, this stuff is really hard to come by, and I’ve had to go on a wild goose chase to find brands that make decent hazelnut and almond flavored coffees. I’ve tried a bajillion different brands, but they’ve all been, well, frickin’ disgusting.
I was just reaching my wit’s end with this Odyssey-esque quest when I decided to go to Target. Lo and behold, they carry their own brand of it — it smelled good through the bag (yes, I totally did the creepy customer thing where I stuck my nose up to the bag and inhaled deeply), and it smelled awesome when I groggily stumbled towards my coffee machine this morning. Having now had two mugs of it, I can confirm that it has passed my taste test with flying colors.
Seriously, I love Target so, so much. If I were Shakespeare, I’d write a love sonnet about all the ways I love that place. (Let’s ignore the vast difference between Elizabethan England and 21st century America. Willing suspension of disbelief, people. Roll with me on this.) It would include things like excellent coffee, really good pillows, the wide selection of cosmetics and beauty products, and a plethora of other amazingness.
As if all that weren’t enough, I woke up this morning, checked my email, and saw this:
BORAT IS FOLLOWING ME ON TWITTER. I can die happy now, people. This may or may not rank as one of my greatest achievements in life.
And now I’m off to the gym, where I’ll watch crappy rom-coms and try not to spend the rest of my day saying “VERY NIICE!” or “HIGH FIIVE!” 🙂
Hope everyone has a lovely (very niice!) Monday!