Saturday, July 31, 2021

Ebb & Flow: July 2021

 The highs and lows of the month.


Solstice Scents Black Forest EDP

Perfume Oil:

Arcana Wildcraft Yurt


Paintbox Soapworks After-Winter

Body Oil:

Aftelier Spiced Patchouli


Bath & Body Works Palo Santo


Candles From the Keeping Room Celtic Moonspice


Sea Witch Botanicals White Lodge


Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell but I am dragging on it. I have been spending the last couple weeks vegging out in between heading into the classroom, and my mind is a bit too spacey right now. I know I will get back into it soon and it will be a nice book for fall.


Saw the movie Old with the girls. It was good. Handmaid's Tale, Ouran High Host Club, Attack on Titan, Hoarders, Grand Tour. 


Enya, John Denver, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac.


Dram Black Tea and Cardamom sparkling water (so good!!), Blood Moon Botanica teas, and water.


Pocky sticks and tiny Fuji apples.


Next week going back into work to set up the classroom and prep for the new school year. And also awaiting putting up the fall decorations. It may happen very early this year.


The hot summer days that are about to get even hotter.


Sewing again. It was nice to have something to hand sew while on long car rides.


Kitulife Super Coffee Creamer, it was gross.


Some blues. Lack of motivation. Worry.


Being able to take it easy. 

How was your July? Is it hot? Anything exciting happen?


  1. I read JS & MN in two chunks: started it in mid-Dec 2014 but then didn't want to carry an 850 page book while traveling over the holidays, then ended up not finishing it til summer 2016. I really liked it but it's definitely something you have to be in the headspace to enjoy. On the topic of doorstop books, I just finished The Count of Monte Cristo this past weekend. Such a wild ride and much easier going than I expected!

    1. I can see how it would be a stop and go book. A two year span is something! I will probably put it back down at least until school is well underway. I might end up doing like you if I feel like I cannot get back into it properly. I do know I want to read some Ray Bradbury for fall/Halloween. Plus I want to be able to complete as much of the reading challenge as possible. I love hearing that you enjoyed Count of Monte Cristo. I will keep an eye out for it when I browse the used bookstores.