1. My job. I love it HARD. We're getting busy and I can spend 8 hours bending over tweezing pubes in high heels and I drive home full of energy and the most obnoxious sense of joie de vivre ever. I have never loved my day job more than I love being a Brazilian waxer.
2. Natalie Merchant. Why do I not own any of her albums?
3. The "Madonna" channel on Pandora. Fer realz.
4. Fleetwood Mac.
5. Days warm enough that my spaghetti straps get to come out and play.
6. The awesomeness that is dyeing my own eyebrows (and my clients!). Not having to shade them in is saving me the most difficult part of my makeup routine every morning. So, like, you know, ONE WHOLE MINTUTE.
7. The most recent season of Mad Men on iTunes. I love Joan. I will always love Joan. I will also always covet her wardrobe and her posture, but never her dress size because it's the same as mine.
8. My BFF Sara just graduated from dental hygiene school! I am so proud of her I could spit. I can't wait for her to clean my teeth!
9. WE GET TO GO TO THE BRIDGE TOMORROW. For Father's Day! Remind me to stuff my purse with tissues. I just re-read my original post about that church and cried again. It made me cry that much harder because of how much I adore my Bridge People now that we've gotten to know them so much better. Definitely the best people we've met along our church journey. (Which we would TOTALLY continue, if not for the COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT we're getting from a certain religious website/blog host that can suck it with their dentures IN.)
10. My man. We're rapidly approaching two years together and we're only getting better with age. He infuriates me and maddens me and yet... a single text message from him and I'm more smitten than that stupid bitch in 50 Shades of Grey.
12. It feels like my life is coming together in a way it never has before. It is REALLY REALLY hard. Impossible even. And yet I've never been more satisfied or challenged or desperate.
Easy is for the birds. And not the kind that chase Tippi Hedron. Real life is gritty and scary and wonderful.
I only wish I'd met it in my twenties.