the perk. (maybe?) #35

Trust me—I’m just as shocked as you are.

[Background for those of you who haven’t been following me for years: I started something I called the ‘weekly perk’ way back in 2016. I posted (weekly, obviously) with anything good I could think of. After a while, coming up with things to write started to stress me out—very much the opposite of why I started in the first place. Since then, I’ve tried to revive it a number of times, changing the name to simply ‘the perk’ so I wouldn’t feel pressure to post weekly. I haven’t posted one since last November.]

Three things. I have three things that I feel are perk-like.

Thing one.
I am really excited for the April A to Z Challenge that starts tomorrow. I have *all* of my posts already written. That has never happened before, and I’ve been doing this challenge every April since 2016. I’m sure I’ll end up doing some editing because I can’t help but proofread everything I write, like, 90 times, but that’s fun for me. I love editing. I didn’t write the letters in order. I skipped around. The first one I wrote was w and the last was x. (Don’t ask me the order of the rest. I have no idea.) Anyway, I really hope you enjoy reading what I’ve written as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

Thing two.
I hope I’m not jinxing myself, but yesterday and today have been better with my daughter. She was talking to me and being nice to me. Last night, she was hanging out with me in my room. She was even a little clingy at times. I hope things remain good. And I really hope last night wasn’t just a fluke because of the special event we were waiting for… and that brings me to…

Thing three.
Last night at midnight, Shawn Mendes officially released a new song. (Full disclosure: I’d already heard it because I have connections. To youtube.) My daughter and I waited impatiently until 11:50 when Shawn did a live stream until the video was shown at midnight. It was totally worth the wait. I love this man (even though I’m too old for him).

☼ Perky: it’s just not who I am.

Still obsessed. [Simone Bredariol, Italian model, perfect man] 

p.s. — I want cake. 

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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7 Responses to the perk. (maybe?) #35

  1. It’s 2 am here and I could definitely use some cake too!
    Yay for you on thing 1 and 2!!!
    Excited to read your posts!!!
    Hope you get to see Shawn soon.. (no cancellations 🤞)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Also, quickly
    That coffee go cup with your logo- just BRILLIANT!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gigglingfattie says:

    Yay!!! Good things!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Deepika says:

    Wow I look forward to your A-Z posts. I liked it when you write daily. Though I didn’t comment to all posts, but I would read all your posts..


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