Welcome to another Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party where stream-of-consciousness is the name of the game! Thanks to Amanda for hosting!

Let’s jump right into the randomness, shall we?

1.) Earlier this week I had a couple of those days where you want to just crawl out of your skin. Finally on Tuesday, I realized I could just blame Mercury retrograde and Wednesday’s full moon lunar eclipse/”blood moon” business. Cheers to planetary scapegoats!

2.) One high point Monday, though, was this awesome diner salad I enjoyed while out visit my parents and Eli. diner salad

Speaking of Eli, he is doing great. So happy! Still, I fully admit to crying on the bus home over the fact that I won’t see the little dude for two weeks, most likely. Full moons = all the feelings feel bigger.

3.) I’ve been trying to curb retail therapy tendencies, but of course on my lunch break Tuesday, I walked into Duane Reade for seltzer and also walked out with a nail polish. Better a $6.99 beauty buy than the $69.99 boots I’d been eyeing online, but still. I’m all about dark colors on my nails this fall, especially dark metallic. I’ve always been a fan of metallic nail polish, though so this is nothing new. As a kid, I said my favorite color was copper. Best crayon ever.

4.) My sister texted me the other night to ask for my cranberry sauce recipe. It reminded me I have a bag of cranberries in the freezer from last year that I should probably use up.

5.) One of my comfort foods is shitty deli coffee. With skim milk and Splenda. I know, I know. It’s terrible, and in the most 2008-esque sense of the word, but that chemical-y taste just hits a certain guilty pleasure sweet spot once in a while. My favorite is when they give you a paper bag in which to transport said shitty coffee. shitty deli coffee

6.) I heard a guy humming what I thought was a song from the Nightmare Before Christmas in the elevator at work the other day. I spent a good portion of the next hour wondering if it’s on Netflix and if I would still enjoy it as much as I used to, which led to me wondering what it was I liked so much about that movie damn anyway.

7.) I got my flu shot Tuesday. Sorry, Mom.

What’s on your mind this Thursday? 

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