How has your week been? Mine feels as though it got away from me, even though it was ultimately productive. I’ve been feeling distracted and unfocused lately. I don’t know whether it’s the upcoming election, or just having little projects pop up that require shifting my attention, or both.
Monday we finished filling out our ballots and walked them over to the nearest drop box. We had discussed voting in person, but decided not to add to potentially lengthy lines if we didn’t have to.
Tuesday I had my second round of the Shingrix (shingles) vaccine. I’m glad to have it done; le Monsieur had a shingles infection a few years ago and it was not a minor thing. The first vaccine injection I had over the summer was pretty easy, just a little soreness in my arm for a day or two. This time I have a lot of redness and itching near the injection site, which is common.
Wednesday we had a handyman replacing some rotted trim along our roofline, which meant lots of noise. Glad to have that done too, as it was providing a possible opening for critters to get in.
Yesterday it was getting my car in for routine service that I’ve been putting off. Glad to check this off my list. Now I just need to take it in for a smog check so I can renew the registration before the end of the month.
And I’ve been working on getting my weekly newsletter set up, sorting out some glitches and formatting issues. I’ll be sharing some exclusive content for email subscribers, from new finds to flash sales to answering (in greater depth) some of your style or travel questions. And I’m open to suggestions too!
We’ve been watching…
Many of you have recommended “Borgen” on Netflix. We started watching a few days ago and are now a couple of episodes into Season 2. It’s quite good, even though we’re rather at sea when it comes to understanding Danish parliamentary politics. It’s intelligent, with complex characters. It reminds us both a little of “Madam Secretary.”
We’ve also been enjoying “Flesh and Blood” on PBS Masterpiece. I think there’s one more episode left, and they’ve managed to keep us guessing not only on “whodunit,” but also “who it was done to.”
Best sales of the week
Colleen Rothschild is running a Fall Favorites Sale. Included are some of my CR favorites, including the Jumbo size of the Radiant Cleansing Balm, the Intense Hydrating Mask, and the Complete Eye Cream.
Madewell – up to 50% off with code SNEAKPEEK
Vince – Vault Sale, up to 75% off
J.Crew – 50% off full-price styles with code FRIDAY
Aquatalia – 30% off sitewide (!!!) with code FAMILY30
Madewell – extra 30% off sale items with code SPREETIME
Chico’s – all ponte pants $39
Soma – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Underwear, bras, sleepwear and loungewear!
Talbot’s – Friends & Family, 40% off entire purchase
Banana Republic – up to 50% off Must Have styles
Net-a-Porter – Seasonal Edit, 25% off select styles