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If we were having brunch today, I’d wish you a belated Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you feel loved everyday, but especially after yesterday. Whether your valentine is your significant other, your dog, your bestie, or yourself, you deserve to feel a little spoiled and pampered. We played it super low-key and ignored all of my date ideas to do touch-up paint in the master bath where we replaced the toilet (BY OURSELVES. WE ARE AWESOME.) and eat takeout sushi, drink wine, and watch Netflix. It was perfect. (By the way, we started watching The Fall. It’s great. Agent Scully forever.)

If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that I kinda, sorta hate myself for going to see 50 Shades of Grey this afternoon. I know. My only excuse is that it’s a girls’ outing and I miss them. Ok, and maybe I want to see it. The book was so horrendous, I feel like it’s going to be a hate-watch kind of thing. I just hate giving my money to such horrible, awful poorly-written crap. Whatever. Laters, babe.

If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that I am in the middle of a major home renovation fever. The only prescription is more cow — just kidding. The only prescription is more money, which is not exactly flowing my way. I’m making myself content with a few small projects I’ll share soon: The previously-mentioned bathroom painting, framing and hanging a few of our favorite concert posters, a DIY twine project for the guest room, finding a new side table for the living room to replace our current Ikea Lack situation…it’s not an expensive list, just expansive. And you know how good we are at actually doing the work…

If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that I’m starting to get super pumped about a few small getaways we have planned starting next month! We are choosing to forgo a big vacation this year so next year we can (hopefully) afford Europe. But everyone needs a break now and then so we have a few long weekends in the books. We’re going to see a few concerts, Sylvan Esso and St. Vincent, and then taking a trip down to the Bourbon Trail. We’ve got a limo and a driver, and I’m already feeling the post-trail headache…

If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that I am loving Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings. It’s our book club pick-of-the-month and it’s really beautiful. The characters are so deeply drawn and I love the way the narrative jumps back and forth between the two main characters, giving two different views on the life of a family and their slaves. They are heartbreaking and strong. It’s not a book I would have picked on my own, but it’s an important one to read, and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Happy Sunday! What’s on your mind today?

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If we were having brunch today, you’d probably laugh SO HARD at the ridiculous smile I have on my face when I tell you all about my new job. It’s so great. Everyone has been so welcoming and the work is fun. Does liking bank work make me a corporate schmo? Eh. Sorry I’m not sorry. It’s certainly a different world from what I’ve been used to, but I am enjoying being part of a large team and actually having a designer to learn from again. Oh and bank holidays. Yeeeaaahhhh I’d probably also be telling you all about my plans for tomorrow, including sleeping in, watching tv in pajamas all day, reading, cuddling with the dog…you know.

If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that I am obsessed with the Netflix show Peaky Blinders. Have you seen it? Ermahgerd I love it so much. We watched the two seasons in less than two weeks (would have been less than two days but the husband enforced a mandated rationing — boo). Imagine Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey having a glorious love-child and you’ve pretty much got the gist of Peaky Blinders. The Blinders are a family mob in England after WWI who run a gambling circuit and various other illegal activities and it is great. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch this:

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If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that any attempt so far at trying to be healthy in 2015 (I didn’t set any resolutions, but I’d always like to have a little better habits and the new year is a good time to start fresh) has failed. Miserably. I’ve been running really consistently 3-4 times a week, and that’s really awesome in this cold we’ve had, but besides that…nada. Zippo. And food? Uhhhh it’s best not to go into it. Anyone have any tips for getting back on track? I need Amy Poehler’s advice here, the doing of the thing is the thing, not the talking about it.

If we were having brunch today, I’d tell you that I am so over this winter EXCEPT that we haven’t really had any snow. Can we make a big storm happen? Preferably on a weekend so I don’t have commute stress? Cool.

If we were having brunch today, I’d ask you if you’ve seen any of the Oscar nominees and if you have any recos. We’ve seen The Imitation Game and Birdman and I thought both were excellent films. Michael Keaton was especially brilliant. I want to see a few more before the Oscars, namely Boyhood (I’ve heard it’s great but very long) and The Theory of Everything and I guess I’ll eventually see American Sniper,  though I am generally not a fan of war movies. In general, this was a great crop, right?

Your turn! How’s life with you today?

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