silver beach

I love roofs!!!!!

In Manhattan, you only have roof access if you're super rich and living in a penthouse.  In Brooklyn?  Roof access is expected.  Since our apartment is on the 6th floor, it's just 17 quick steps away from the silver beach.

Plan this year:  GET.  A.  GRILL.

MattE and I had some wine and snacks yesterday.  :)

Even Sangria got to go up to the silver beach!  


the pros of being sick

Being sick has tuned out to be not completely awful! My shingles haven't been bad compared to some horror stories I read about. I think my quick thinking to go to to the doctor (matt telling me to go) right away was key.

- Working from home is amazing! I got frustrated at times because I didn't have all my resources but overall, my new dream is to work at home 50%.
- I got to spend lots and lots of time with Sangria!
- Avoided spending $10+ on lunch
- I got to hang out in my pajamas all day (for those who don't know, I hate getting ready for the day and will wait as long as possible.  Even if I'm not leaving until the 6pm, I won't shower until an hour before I have to leave.  Note:  This is why my hair is always wet)
- I have earned so many Viggle points- yay free Starbucks coffee!


i am a 60+ yr old woman

I know that I am kind of an old lady.  I like old lady things:  tea, (many) cats, crafting, bingo, etc.  I however am not an old lady.  I am 27.  TWENTY-SEVEN!!!!

Why am I ranting about this you ask?  Because I developed a rash on my shoulder the other day.  TMI?  probably.  I went to the doctor and he informed me that I have shingles!!!!!  Really, only people +60 get this.  There is a shingles vaccine for people over +60 which clearly, I should've gotten earlier this year.

For all of those who are not familiar with shingles, it is the chicken pox virus which plays possum in your body and then strikes when you're most vulnerable.  It can be extremely painful (Matt and I read an article comparing shingles pain to child birth.  Yikes!) and can have some very terrifying side affects such as blindness.  Thus far I'm not very bad at all.  I feel overall uncomfortable, achy, and itchy.  I was told to stay away from people who haven't had the chicken pox because I could actually give  them pox!!!  Insane!  So, I'm working from home for the rest of the week.  It's making me a little anxious but I'm trying to relax.

I apparently got this from stress.  I guess I have lots of stress even though I don't feel stressed.  Although, I should know better because this always happens to me.  ALWAYS.  The moment I start doing too many things and not getting enough sleep my body revolts, but it's never been this bad before.

This is clearly a sign that I need a better work/music/life balance.  I have to be better about going to bed at a reasonable hour to get 8 hours of sleep.  This is difficult since at times since my schedule is so wonky.  For example, sometimes I have to get up to go to work at 5am meaning that I have to go to bed between 9-10.  I can't even think of the last time I went to bed that early.  (ie.  I'm writing this at 215am)  Other times I work at 4pm and I don't even get home until 230am.


I guess I'll go lay down now.

Send some good (pain free) thoughts my way, please!  I need them.


nature withdrawal

Matt and I decided early last month that we wanted to see nature and where do they have the best nature?

Colorado, of course! I love Colorado.  I've posted about this before, but seriously. I LOVE COLORADO!!!  The non-pee smelling air, the sunniness, the mountains!!!!!!!  AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

It was super fun to go out for a few days, hike in the Rockies, and visit some friends who Matt grew up with.  We stayed with our good friend, Ginny (and her amazingly adorable pup, Bear), whose beautiful and spacious apartment made Matt and I immediately loathe coming back to our tiny Brooklyn residence.  Damn you pre-war, closetless, counterless apt!!!

But, I was excited to come back to see Sangria who is, of course, the love of my life.