Am I really the only one that thought Beyonce and Jay Z sounded awful at the Grammys? They are both beautiful, immensely talented people, but really...I was surprised to hear everybody gush about that performance. I watch the Grammys mostly out of curiosity. Almost every year, I am pleasantly surprised by someone's performance. Most of the music is not my preference, but I can appreciate music of all styles. I liked Lorde, Pink was impressive, I can acknowledge Taylor Swift's talents, I like Kacey Musgrave, and actually I think my favorite performance of the night was Kendrick Lamar. I am almost tempted to buy a rap album!
I am spending a lot of time with our budget this week. This time of year always brings a renewed focus on our spending, as we both recover from the heavy spending that occurs at the end of the year and attempt to cover the expenses that occur as we plan for the summer. It is no fun.
The southeast is getting hit with a winter storm, and my hometown is getting snow! A few inches of snow is nothing up here, but when it happens in the south, it is a huge deal. Schools and businesses are closed, traffic is ridiculous... It's a little funny to watch from afar. I hope everyone stays safe and that my nieces get to build a snowman.
Someone once told me that you are either an "inviter" or an "invitee". Meaning, you are either someone who is always asking people to do things, or the opposite. I wonder if this is true. I do feel like I am very often the one who is arranging get-togethers, and I sometimes get frustrated that more of my friends don't make the effort to reciprocate.
I have picked out most of the items I want to "finish" our family room. Pillows for the couch, a mirror for the wall, an end table... and I'll also want a lamp and big plant. But we can't afford any of it right now. See comments re: budget above. It's still fun to plan.
We watched 'Captain Phillips' last weekend. Intense, and very good. I haven't seen many of the Oscar-nominated movies, and I want to see more of them. Especially 'American Hustle', '12 Years a Slave', and 'Dallas Buyers Club'. Everybody is saying that 'Her' is amazing, and yet I don't have much of a desire to see it. 'Wolf of Wall Street' either. I do want to see 'Blue Jasmine'. What movies/actors will you be rooting for on Oscar night?
After a few weeks of regular and more frequent yoga, I can feel a difference! I am getting deeper into poses, feeling more comfortable in pigeon, holding wheel longer, staying up the entire time in crow, feeling strong and stable in dancer....it's a beautiful feeling.
It's Wednesday. Funny how the days hold less significance when you're not bound by the work-week. Kevin says "Is it Friday yet?", and I remember that feeling. For now, I look forward to every day.