Also known as: I have a new favourite part of my day.
Also known as: The Black Legging Wild Maidens Have Adventures.
Jenni and I have been temporarily joined at work by E.Moonbeams, a fine lady of comparable age and enthusiasm for stress-relieving-five-minute-dance-parties. This has proven wondrous for all our souls, not least because E.Moonbeams has initiated lunchtime hikes up the Nature Reserve behind our building.
These hikes are glorious. Our first adventure led me to post the following status update on Facebook: Forty-five minutes of gallivanting, whooping, dancing, running, flailing limbs, and getting lost in the Nature Reserve with Jeniqua and E.Moonbeams should be a mandatory part of every work day.
Standing around a blackberry patch in matching black leggings and New Balance sneakers, picking glossy sun-soaked blackberries from the brambles and letting the sweetness burst on our tongues, all while eight kangaroos watched us from nearby, thrumming their paws along their chests in what looked to be a secret kangaroo code, the sun beating down on our shoulders and arms… it was perfect.
Yes, I leaped around singing “KAN-ga-ROO-la-ROO-la-ROOOOOOO”. Yes, I had earlier started krumping halfway through changing from business skirt to leggings in my office, forgetting for a moment that I have a full-length window looking out onto the street and that passersby could see me. And yes, when we Black Legging Wild Maidens returned from our gallivant, the IT guy had arrived to fix Jeniqua’s computer and he must have thought we’d erroneously wandered in looking for a sunburn-friendly yoga studio. But I digress.
Apparently, the area we found our berries in is subject to chemical spraying. Therefore I’ve probably been poisoned and will likely sprout a third arm tomorrow. You know what, though? A third arm is all the better to make smoothies with. (Best. Segue. Ever.)
Frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, Mango Chobani yoghurt, zucchini, soy milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon.
Perfect, with or without leggings (are not pants!) and third arms.
Question Time: How do you bring jazziness into your workdays when times feel tough?