Monday, June 9, 2014's Monday again already?

Because honestly, the past four weeks have just flown by in a crazy blur. I took a long weekend and went to visit family, then came back and worked for ten days straight (except for the one day I *had* to call out to get my car fixed - there was no other time, since I worked through both weeks and a weekend!), then took another long weekend to visit Spank in Atlanta. It was a much, MUCH needed girl's weekend!

There was junking/thrifting/antiquing/flea marketing:

Clockwise from top left: some really cool, way oversized silver bangles; mid-century pendant lamp; adorable fish wall hangings; tall, skinny mid-century table lamp; and vintage red lamp (part of an identical set. I have a pair of very similar ones, but mine are smaller. And I totally have shade envy!)

I got a manicure for the first time since the mid-nineties:

And speaking of the nineties, I've been really nostalgic for that decade musically lately.  This band wasn't around for very long, but they had an impact on me, and (some of) the lyrics to this song really resonate with me:

Blind Melon - "Tones of Home"

And also during the visit, much music was discussed.  We're planning our concerts up to the end of the summer, and here's one of my favorites from one of the bands we'll be seeing in August:

Weezer - "Dope Nose"

Also a nineties band, but that song wasn't a nineties song...

So after that long weekend, I came back and am now in the middle of a nine-day-in-a-row stretch.  At this point I'm stressed and irritable and no one can stand to be around me.  I'm trying to learn to take care of myself through the stress and constant motion, though, because I think this might just be another "new normal" for me.

C'est la vie.

What music is on YOUR mind this week?

This post is part of Monday's Music Moves Me at Dolly's place.


  1. Not heard these before loved the names heheh!

    Your manicure looks neat :-)

    Have a nailtastic week ;-)

  2. Love WEEZER! Weezer played at the Rays game this past Saturday. Fun band! Oh and I don't think I have had a manicure since the 90s either. lol

  3. I haven't heard these in forever! Thanks for the memories... ;) Now I want to get a manicure...I think it's been since the 90's here, too... :) Have a great week!

    Bartender Drunk On A Plane singing a Song About A Girl through My Eyes. Meanwhile Back At Mama’s…

  4. I hadn't heard any of these songs before, but I like them.

  5. Glad you had some down time and enjoyed a nice mani! Those fingers look good!

    New to me but I can see the impact.

    Happy Summer!

  6. Okay, I know I know I must have been living under a rock! Nope never heard these guys or their songs. Concerts ooooooooooo take pics! Gotta see & remember be aware of your surrounds too while you're having a good time. Be safe & have fun! Haven't had my nails done since hubby got laid off, but I do have a gift certificate to get my toes done soon. Soon as there is something we're going out for I'm going to use it then. I really need them done too! :) hehehe

  7. I have not heard either of these for awhile! 90s was more my era than the actual 80s that I grew up in.
    Oh.. . that red lamp tho!! I need one of those in my life.

  8. Haven't heard either of these but i am liking them thank you for the intro. Hope your week gets better.


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