Today was a fun day.
First, as I was getting dressed, I stumbled upon a necklace that my sister gave me that I thought I lost months ago.
Score! It’s the little things, my friends.
And yes, I know I have freckly skin. The dermatologist tells me this, too. I always mess up and say I have “moley skin,” which skeeves Ryan out. He then corrects me saying, “You have freckles, not moles. Moles are big and hairy.”
Moley, moley, moley. (Any other Austin Powers fan out there? “I want to cut it up and make some guacaMOOOOLE.”)
After putting on real clothes and publishing my lunchtime post, I headed out and about, first stopping at a local coffee shop to get some uninterrupted work done on my laptop.
Once I was done working, I drove to the What’s Up Ocala offices to pick up the latest issue of the magazine and a check for a freelance article that I wrote for the issue.
Seeing my work published never gets old.
I left the office with another assignment which I hope to tackle soon, as I already have notes for the piece jotted down. Freelance assignments that pertain to topics that genuinely interest me are the best because I have to scale myself back rather than force words to flow. A much easier challenge, that’s for sure!
Before heading home for the day, I swung by the Ocala library to pick up a book I had on hold.
(Does the cover model on the book look like Katherine McPhee to anyone else?)
Pandemonium is the sequel to Delirium, which I finished back in April.
I totally forgot what happened in Delirium! I read a bunch of dystopian novels back-to-back in April and May and have them all confused. Hopefully reading a brief plot summary of Delirium will catch me up and get me excited to dig into Pandemonium. (Also, to avoid any confusion, Pandemonium isn’t the June Book Club selection. We’ll pick that tomorrow or Friday.)
Dinner tonight was nice and fresh.
I made myself a big salad of arugula, watermelon and goat cheese topped with a generous drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.
Served with a cup of Greek yogurt for added protein.
This salad is seriously way too good. I think I could eat it every day. I was actually rather full before I even started eating dinner because I ate so much watermelon as I was cutting it up. It was perfectly ripe and sweet (and on sale!).
Off to hang with the fam!