Four-day weekends can really have a magical effect on your productivity, and I’ve decided every weekend should be a four-day weekend, and we can all start hating Tuesdays instead of Mondays.
This weekend jump-started my new exercise routine, which is to exercise, period. I actually started on Thursday with a purposely harsh first day of cardio– jumping on the trampoline with my sisters, running up and down the steep hill in our yard until got a cramp, and running (and walking) 3 miles. With a couple rounds of sit-ups, just for fun. I went into work on Friday sore and slow-moving and was made fun of for being the youngest and wimpiest of everyone in the office.
Then Friday I did some drinkin’, then Saturday I did some chillin’. I was just sitting around Saturday night at home, watching HGTV, dog-sitting (be jealous of my social calendar), when I decided to get crafty. I got out a giant t-shirt that I never wear and not only made a pillow out of it, but a necklace, too.
The ugly-but-cute throw pillow (with a Dubble Bubble image, unintentionally the shape of a piece of gum):
And the childhood bunny that was sacrificed to stuff the pillow:
Look at it clutching its carrot in terror.
Then I decided I couldn’t let the rest of the shirt material go to waste, so I made a necklace following and deviating slightly from Cailen Ascher‘s instructions to make a t-shirt necklace.
Stretching the strips was oddly satisfying:
The finished (and actually wear-out-in-publicable) product:
Guess what everybody’s getting for Christmas this year? Throw pillows and necklaces. Guys, that includes you, too. You are freakin’ welcome.
Finally, John came and dog-sat with me yesterday, and he was in the creative spirit, too. SO WE MADE FOURTH OF JULY SUGAR COOKIES.
If I had a stupid iPhone like everybody else, these pictures would be bigger, but just make sure you appreciate my red, white, and blue-striped cookie.
The point is, weekends should be extended, because shit gets done. My outfits are cuter (I bought new shoes), my laundry is done (four loads), and I am really full (going to go deep fry some dough now, thx).
Happy Fourth of July!
I also published my second article with Bmore Media last week. Check it out if you haven’t already due to my incessant sharing.