Grains of Salt

I can't believe it's Monday again already. Every week has been busier than the last and Memorial Day vacation feels like it happened a year ago at this point. I've known that this summer would be insane for months now but for some reason I can't seem to snap into the fast pace that I know is required of me. My mind has slowed down and I feel frozen in the amount of things that need to happen between now and September. 

Aside from the 145 things (I counted)  that need to happen for the wedding, I've been trying to put out the promised post on closet editing. Hoping to get that and the rest of my ducks in a row this week- not sure what's been standing between me and doing so but I'm starting with good and always effective list making. 

The glimpses of the last week are in line with what my mood has been. Slow, steady, but somehow all over the place. Like trying on my wedding dress and then sitting on a bench for half an hour eating a French cream donut... Completely irrational, totally unnecessary, yet somehow needed? Is there such a thing as a summer slump? I think I'm in one. 

French cream donut, my favorite bag. Is a 1000000 calorie donut still considered a "small indulgence"?

I've been thinking about buying peonies for the apartment for weeks. I usually stop myself because the price point is a bit too high but I am so glad I splurged. Something about walking into the living room and seeing the clouds of petals made me feel like life is a little more together than it actually is right now. Weird sentence but totally flows with the way my brain has been. 

I've talked about our newly minted tradition of turning laundry into a "date night." It's a small, simple way for us to spend that hour while the clothes spin and dry talking and catching up. This week we tried out a BBQ place that just opened up down the street. It's a total hole in the wall that hit the spot for comfort food. Perfectly fried chicken and cornbread for me, BBQ chicken and mac + cheese for my date. We ate it all on a bench outside the laundromat and as always it was more romantic and sweet than any gourmet restaurant experience we've had. 

Finally, naps on naps on naps. There is just not enough sleep to be had. Every member of my family has been walking around like a zombie, pups included. Maybe it's the pollen levels? Maybe it's the aforementioned summer slump? Hoping some outdoor activities I have planned next week will help snap us out of whatever is going on.