When I was little I imagined that $75 of groceries would look like so much more than this. In these bags are the recipes to three meals to feed me this week: marinara spinach orzo, sesame ginger tofu with broccoli and egg quesadillas and some milk and cafe bustelo. That’s it.
I am still not over my birthday cause 1) I low key love attention and 2) cause I felt so so loved. My mom gave me this beautifully decorated cigar box which and the presents in it were a swiss army (which can do anything and save your life basically) and a beautiful blue crystal necklace and matching bracelet. My sister Frida wrapped everything perfectly in beautiful wrapping paper… I am actually in awe of her wrapping skills. Every year for at least 7 years we go to the same Chinese food buffet in Kingston, NY and we feast (this time I made it to 3 plates) and it’s an amazing amount of food and so satisfying. It’s one of my favorite and the most sacred traditions I have. I open presents and my family sings to me (embarrassingly in both English and Spanish). Every year my friends and I take a photo in the bathroom (again embarrassing) and it’s so crazy to look back on these photos for posterity. The friend group has changed grown smaller cause I’ve stopped being friends with some and also cause some of my dearest friends have moved away and started my life. Two of my best friends were unable to make it this time, Hali goes to RISD and lives in Providence and Olivia lives in a tent in California where she works on a farm. As I’ve grown older though, I think I’ve gotten smarter about who I choose to spend my life with and I’m very proud to be associated with the people I call best friends. They inspire me every day.
Here’s me looking sporty at a diner. If ya know me you know 1) diners are my favorite thing 2) sneakers are not. But since I met and fell in love with my lavender sneakers and Nike got Colin Kaepernick as their ambassador and now I actually work out idk I’ve been feeling sportier than ever. Also I can’t wait for my self tanner to show up in the mail …🙃 I’m looking real pasty.
Nick suprised me with flowers and spicy Mexican mango @ work and I floated through the rest of the day. Then I made dinner (Alfredo spaghetti with peas and chicken) and the house looked elegant for a second.