I'm pretty sure Mercury is in retrograde, but just for my office. (I mean, I know it's not, thanks to this website, but I just don't believe it.) Happily, everything's coming together, which is adding to my Friday joy. At work, we've been dealing with the craziest stuff the past two weeks, and one project that pretty much completely went south in this bizarre series of events was finally just resolved this morning. In addition, my car broke down last week, leading to the news that it's time to upgrade. This is annoying, but we've lived without a car payment for awhile (both Kristie and I paid off our cars last year), so there is technically room for it in the budget. We're headed to a dealership tomorrow morning to hopefully pick up some new wheels! And one of my best friends from college is coming to visit from NYC today for a much-needed mini-reunion. I'm so happy it's Friday. What about you? Has it been a tough week?
The best links of the week...
6 home updates that can make your place feel more grown-up
What the night sky looks like without light pollution
The best places to cry in NYC (this made me laugh)
Vintage posters on Etsy
10 things people get wrong about anxiety
A new study says dog breed is not a good predictor of agression (pit bull owners say "duh")
Everybody experiences FOMO
6 clever items to simplify your life (I want #1!)
Silk screws could be an amazing new fix for fractures
Portraits of mothers with their day-old babies
Apply for the Amtrak writing residency
Do you practice oil pulling? I'm tempted to try it...
A cool book that teaches kids to code
These photographs of traditional honey-hunters in Nepal are amazing
Tatia Pilieva asked 20 strangers to kiss upon their first meeting (I know, it's a clothing ad, but I still like it)
What it's like to live in a Paris bookshop
Practical college courses that don't exist but totally should
San Francisco is moving toward banning plastic bottles
Re-thinking the 40-hour work week
Why does the US have so few women in office?
A sneak peek at season two of Orange is the New Black! Is it June yet?
The Homesteady around the web...
You can now buy a DIY kit with all the supplies needed to recreate my industrial wall lamp design!
Check out my friend Liz's new blog Do It Awesome! We collaborated on the first post. I can't wait to see what she tries next...
I updated my Facebook page a little bit -- head over and show it some love, won't you?