this was a good week

Where did this week go?  I was so incredibly busy that I completely lost track of time!  And yet, with everything going on, it was still a great week -- here's why:

•  This was a week of reconnecting with old friends, beginning new adventures, and beautiful, fragrant peonies.  And any week that has friends and peonies is a wonderful week.

•  Also?  Today is Friday the 13th  -- my lucky day!

•  I'm loving writing my book, but man, these days have been s l o w  g o i n g.  So needless to say, I'm really tickled by this supercut of movie characters in the throes of writer's block.  It's like they're living my life.

•  This amazing set of portraits of artist Frida Kahlo.  I've always been a Kahlo fan, and thought I'd seen all of her portraits before, but there are a few here that are new to me.

•  Famous punk rockers, then and now.  We so often celebrate folks who live conventional lives and then later live unconventionally -- I'm kind of loving how these punk rockers did the reverse!

•  We are our faces.  This photographer keeps a film point-and-shoot by her front door, and just grabs it when the mood strikes.  It makes me think I need to pull out my old Nikon film camera a bit more often.

•  I'll never get a tattoo -- I scar far too easily -- but if I were to get a tattoo, I'd totally get one of these one-line tattoos.  They're gorgeous.

•  Find your something

• Finally for the soundtrack of the day:  this latest Adele release is on repeat in my house.  Adele, getting a little funky -- who knew the London girl had it in her?