Laundry laundry laundry all weekend looooong. But I am almost done and it’s thrilling to see the bottom of my laundry hamper. I also made a dent in Season 4 of OITNB this weekend. I thought the season started off kind of boring, same ol’ same ol’. But it’s got my full on attention now. Are any of you watching? I also went to see The Neon Demon. Holy shit, man. Visually, it’s just dropping with such luscious color and texture. I wanna sop it up with some bread and devour it. The movie itself, however… I’ll let my husband put it into words when he writes his review on it for cinemasamurai.net. I still can’t process what my eyeballs endured. Continue reading
I’ve never considered myself a highly sensitive person but with the overwhelming sadness in the news cycle as of late, I find myself struggling to make sense of it all emotionally. There is so much hate in the country, in the world, that it feels like a miracle to live into the twilight years of your life. Despite all the ugly, there is also a lot of beauty and happiness that deserve celebration. I guess this corner of your inbox and the internet is to do just that – find a little beauty amidst all the chaos. Sending warm vibes to everyone reading this. Continue reading
I’ve had an overload of inspiration and nostalgia over the last few days. From Jessica Hische to Bob Ross (yes, that Bob Ross) I’m still basking in the high of the weekend and am desperately holding onto it. One of the most exciting things I listened to was Jessica Hische’s talk with GitHub (thanks for sharing the podcast, John!). She talks about the importance of Passion Projects and “procrastiworking.” I share her thoughts on both of these topics and can relate to having so many personal projects and hating that I have a 9-5 a lot of the time. So her analogy explaining the usefulness of your 9-5 was my favorite and something I totally needed to hear. She compares her day job and her personal projects to Bruce Wayne and Batman (18:48). Basically, Batman cannot exist with the help (and funding) from Bruce Wayne. Similarly, there’s no way I could do my own personal “vigilante” work without the help of my day job. I have responsibilities in life that I cannot shed and need money to ensure they are taken care of. And whatever that way that happens, be cool with it because I gotta be Batman after that and my vigilante work is too good to mess that up. But please, listen to Hische explain it because her way sounds much more revolutionary for your mind. Continue reading
I had an extended holiday, adding a few days of vacation from my 9-5 before the weekend. It was spent sketching, sleeping, and reading. I usually can’t read more than one book at a time but since Girl on the Train is an audiobook, I thought maybe reading Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari wouldn’t be too disruptive. Plus, it’s more of an educational reading compared to the entertainment of Girl on the Train. I’m maybe only 50 pages in and already Modern Romance is making me feel two things: happy that I met my husband before the advent of texting on the regs and depressed for my daughter. Hopefully by the time she enters the dating world, a nostalgia for the old ways will resurface. Continue reading
Sometimes there’s no other word to describe the PC police crazies except for bitchassness. That’s all. Nothing revolutionary to say except that I wish people would have more of a sense of humor. And I guess if we’re wishing for things, I’d love for all this rain to stop because I’m ready for some sort of a spring, kthanksbye. Continue reading
Mother’s Day weekend was so relaxing. It started with a morning at the National Aquarium. We took Vee for the first time with many weeks worth of excitement thinking that was enough preparation to go along with her already deeply embedded love of fish. NOPE. I failed to remember how dark the aquarium is in many places and that freaked her out. Only towards the tail end of our visit did she start to warm up to the surrounding water bubbles and people… lots and lots of people. Thankfully, we got out of there in the early afternoon, right when the aquarium was ripe with families and kids under our feet. I did get to touch some sting rays and JELLYFISH. So much squisy awesomeness. The latter part of the weekend was spent at my parents’ house, making Vee a paper dress, and SLEEPING. Holy crap, guys, I got a night of nine hours of sleep AND a 3-hour nap on top of that. I am a new woman and feel like I am capable of anything. Sleep truly does cure all. #blessed Continue reading
No public eff you video can take away the attention of Prince’s death. Just like the rest of the world, I’m so saddened, shocked, and in disbelief. I read an article on Wired about the creation his symbol – floppy disks! Throughout the weekend, my husband and I poured over articles, videos about him and of course, his music. Even Vee danced around a bit to parts of Purple Rain as we watched it. Like the rest of you, I will be honed in on any news reports about cause of death because, wtf?!
The 9-5 work week is going end a little early for me because my sister’s wedding is coming up this weekend. I get to eat tons of delicious food, see family I haven’t seen in a long while, get dolled up, and have a few days off in honor of this momentous celebration. Crossing my fingers this work week goes by quickly. In the meantime, inspiration: Continue reading
I’ve been noticing a forgetfulness in myself, lately. I think I keep trying to prove to myself that I can keep up with all the things life is bringing my way but ya know what? I just can’t. And instead of fighting against it, I’m going to try and slow myself down. Work smarter, not harder, right?
The weather this week has been gooooorgeous and all the vitamin D I’m soaking up is making me stupid happy. I think that’s why this mid-week inspiration post is so meaty. Enjoy! Continue reading
This week I’m going to try something new and start taking some vitamin D supplements because I have been running on fumes something fierce! It’s been worse than usual and I can’t quite figure out what the deal is. No amount of caffeine is helping and I end up just crashing harder and the cycle just starts over. So, let’s see how things go. Wish me luck!
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I’ve been MIA not only from Peety Blogs but also from personal creativity these last few months and it suuuuuuuuucked. Everything that usually gets in the way of obtaining that elusive balance in life just went up ten notches and I couldn’t keep things straight. People were sick. Work went cuckoo bananas crazy. Freelance work was never ending. Sleep may or may not have happened. My husband’s schedule went from demanding to bonkers. Things had to be sacrificed and unfortunately, Peety Draws paid the price. Now, I’ve entered what I’m looking at as a new phase and learning a different way to juggle the responsibilities of every day life. So, I’m trying again and that’s what is most important anyway, right?
With mental and physical exhaustion of the last few months and many things losing priority, I still managed to listen to Season 2 of Serial during long commutes or work. Not as compelling as Season 1 but still interesting. I also carved out time to design the invites for my sister’s bridal shower, mehndi, and created bleach t-shirts for her bachelorette weekend in Vegas (the process of which was stupidly simple and now I want to bleach-design all my t-shirts). And because I was basically only capable of participating in a binge-watch session or movie marathon on the most trying of days, I ended up watching quite a few things: Continue reading