IWSG 2020 #7

June Goals
 Go through 5 more magazines.
 Figure out July vacation plans (or not)
✗- Make returns.

Additional Successes
• Participated in surveys and made $250.
• Drank lots of tea.
• Used a piling remover on clothes and pillowcases
• Printed images from Costco, now I can determine what further edits should be made and if I want to print in a larger size
• Justin got his hair cut, after almost 6 months of growing it out.
• I wore a face mask when I had to go out. I hated it. I decided I was better staying in.
• went through and got rid of a bunch of art supplies
• French pastries ftw! eclairs and croissants!
• contacted The Paris Photographer about rescheduling our photoshoot.

July Goals
– Make returns to Amazon
– Send Hannah a graduation card
– Watch weight. Walk more. Eat more veggies. Eat less sugar.
– send returns to Free People
– Finish going through clothes.

IWSG Question –– There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

I can't say that I am too familiar with the writing industry in terms of getting published. 

What I would like to see is –

• More being published by minorities and women.
• Writers being brought on by companies rather than being paid per job. More stability as an author.
• Writers being paid a living wage for their work.

Your Turn

What would you suggest to make the writing industry (or any other industry) better? Do you feel people are taking advantage of?

Do you think covid-19 is exacerbating that?

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June Lookback

Here's where I am:

Listening to:

Boy Meets Girl "Waiting for a Star to Fall"
Amy Grant "I'll Be Your Friend", "Oh How the Years Go By", "That's What Love Is For"
Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey "Endless Love"
Paul Carrack - "How Long"

various movies:
Scent of A Woman
Dances With Wolves
I Am Mother
Endless Love
Sea of Love

my friend's voicemail "Darling Wife ... Don't worry. Darling Wife, I love you. Goodnight. … Hugs!" 😂 (inside joke)


Hawai'i and California. Ready to get back out and travel! Bring on the beach!


nothing much.

Anxious about:

My job. How much longer will I have one?

A particular acquaintance I've gotten close to. He won't claim we are friends, and I wonder if he will stay in my life.

Interested to Know:

I'm currently looking at potential make-up purchases. All of a sudden, I have an interest in my skincare routine!

Also, looking at informational books regarding one of my favorite topics! Photography!

Will we and should we travel during corona?


• Free People Saturday Morning Cardigan in black from ebay
Free People Forever Your Girl Tee in blue from Macy's

• monitors and monitor stands for husband to use when working from home
• electric duster (for cleaning electronics - and let's be real! - everything else!)
• pasta maker!


Magazines? I've been trying to go through them. One day I'll finish! 

Quarantine Notes:

Now on Day 87 with ? Days to Go:

• Justin has returned to work, 3 days before anticipated.
• 196 items listed on Poshmark; still at 12 items on ebay
• 2 online husbands, 1 online girlfriend, another asked to run off with me to the Bahamas ... lol. I feel the love.
• gone through 19 magazines
• Justin made homemade pasta! It was delicious!
• I got bleach on a favorite top. 😞
• Free People flagged my account.
• Started a photography class.
• I cleaned the baseboards in every room, behind and under our nightstands, lifted up a large rug and vacuumed underneath it, used a toothbrush to clean bathroom cabinets.

Other random covid-19 facts:
• When my husband was working from home, we were eating a pound of tomatoes a week!
* My fingernails have needed to be clipped 4 times since corona started. My toenails? once.
* Fingernail polish only stays on my nails for a week tops before chipping off.

• We've gone through 2 big boxes of oranges from Costco during quarantine.

Lookbacks from Earlier This Year:
Jan • Feb • Mar • Apr • May

May Lookback

Here's where I am:

Listening to:

Boy Meets Girl "Waiting for a Star to Fall"

Catcher In the Rye audiobook

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


October. Connecting with someone for the first time in ages and how that led to meeting two other amazing people. Going to the New Orleans Krew of Boo parade. Feeling like things were finally coming together for me mentally and emotionally for the first time in months.

The earthquake that occurred while I was sitting at a pool drinking a beer in Hollywood, Los Angeles on July 4, 2019. How surreal that was. Umbrellas swaying, water sloshing. No one knew what it was; it took a good five minutes for us to figure it out.

Going to Ball & Chain in Miami, Florida during spring break 2019. I was depressed and stressed and worried, but then the music took over. The mojitos were delicious. And we just sat for hours letting it take over our senses.

Exploring Hawai'i. The sound of birds, the taste of coconut water and banana bread, the stunningly beautiful beaches.


Australia. Will it be similar to Hawai'i? What will it be like meeting an online friend?

• the pink lake.
• taking pictures of the stars in the Australian outback.
• Melbourne coffee, Sydney fireworks, koalas, kangaroos.

Will I have time to see and do everything I want?

Anxious about:

friends, as per usual.

Interested to Know:

Who will choose to stay in my life and who will leave. It sounds gruesome, but I'm a little frustrated with people.


Montana Babydoll Sleep Top in pink from Anthropologie
* Santorini Maxi Dress from Free People in aloe
Giulia Wide-Legged Sleep Pants from Anthropologie
Heartland Pendant Necklace from Free People
Patch It Up Trapeze Dress in black combo and tobacco combo from Free People
* Free People Closer to the Heart dress in black from Bloomingdales

• Girls from Savoy dress on Poshmark
• Free People Saturday Morning Cardi in maroon on Poshmark
• Free People Down Under Woven Henley in black on Poshmark
• Lulu's Rhianon Ivory Dress on Poshmark
• Free People In My Element Kimono dress on Poshmark

• Mother's Day flowers
• birthday gift for kid I watch

• wedding imperial and indigo blue earl grey tea
• chocolate babka from Bread's Bakery in NYC
• groceries from Amazon Fresh and Walmart delivered to my door


I agreed to read The Paris Hours and 100 Cookies, so definitely looking forward to that!

One of my friends recommended I read Letters from Felix, his favorite childhood book. When I ordered the book from Ebay, it said it was in "good condition", but when I got it all of the letters were missing. My friend took pictures of the letters for me and sent them via text. Whenever I feel sad or lonely, I reach for that book. It's such a feel-good happy story. It's a little hard to obtain, but if you can, I recommend reading it, whether as an adult or as a child.

Quarantine Notes:

Now on Day 60 with 6 more days to go:

• My Poshmark count is up to 174; eBay count is up to 12.
* I've watched 2 different tv shows all the way through.
• I replaced a few items in my wardrobe that had holes or stains.
• 4 out of 10 clothing items were fixed.
• I tried Panang curry at a friend's suggestion.
• I sold $200 worth of items on Poshmark and eBay.
• I supported USPS by buying stamps.
• Lots of self-care including doing my eyebrows, painting my fingernails red, and braiding my hair.
• I got Wordless Wednesday updated through July.
• The first half of quarantine, I wanted cacio e Pepe and a glass of wine every day for lunch. Now I'm wanting omelets with fresh-squeezed orange juice and wedding imperial tea.
• Walks have gotten somewhat mundane and boring.
• I'm surprised to not be more bored having been inside without leaving for so long!
* My days and nights keep getting screwed up. Some mornings I wake up really early and some nights I can't sleep at all. It's nice being able to be flexible with my body.
• I bought new feathers for our duvet at the beginning of lockdown. At first I was worried they would be too heavy, but now I absolutely love them.

Lookbacks from Earlier This Year: