This week at the Broken Road house...
Declaring... this coming weekend will be productive. I have a To Do List and I will be its master!
Saving... little snippets of everyday real life through my 2014 daily photo project. I've enjoyed participating in other online daily photo challenges the past few years, but decided this year, I wanted to make it my own, inspired by some of my favorite old family photos that my Gram passed down to me before she died. The "special event" photos are nice to have; they mark time consistently. But those I am most often drawn to are the "real life" photos, the ones where I can see details of the house and time travel back to what life felt like on regular days -- the sort of days engraved in memory, because they make up the bulk of our living. I want to have photos of my "now" that bring back the same feeling as the photos of my "then" do, when this "now" has become a "then."
Demolishing... the disaster that is the table by my regular spot on the couch. That's one of the items on my weekend To Do List. There will be no photo documentation of this though, because that goes beyond "real life" into straight up I am embarrassed by myself. Ahem.
Sniffing... the last of my designated winter scented candles. Spring is coming, with its light florals and fresh clean scents, but until then, I plan to enjoy every last drop of what winter has to offer.
Despising... actually, nothing. When I looked up the dictionary definition of 'despise', I found: feel contempt or a deep repugnance for, synonyms: detest, loathe, deplore, abhor. Those are all some pretty strong words. Life is full of difficult and challenging circumstances, for certain, but I cannot, truthfully, think of anything about which I feel that much distaste at the present time.
"Currently" is a weekly link-up, hosted by Ot & Et.
Friday, March 7, 2014
This week at the Broken Road house...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
You know what I don't like? Coming across something that reminds me of a shared memory, and not being able to share it, because it's been made pretty clear it's no longer welcome to be shared.
Broken relationships sting long past the time you think they ought to. I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to be disappointed, angry, sad, or confused.
What I do know is that I don't like it.
Monday, March 3, 2014
1. Have you ever been on a cruise?
I have not. I vacillate back and forth on whether this is something I actually want to do.
2. How late did you stay up last night?
Til 11:40pm, reading in bed.
3. What is your favorite movie to re-watch again and again?
Oh gosh. The Steve Martin remake of "Father of the Bride" is right up there. I also really enjoy "Tombstone" and the first "SATC" movie.
4. What color are your sheets?
We have two sets for our bed. One is a chocolate brown and the other is a pale tan.
5. Bacon or sausage?
Bacon, if it's done crispy. Otherwise, sausage. Links, not patties. And none of that chicken or turkey nonsense. If I'm having bacon or sausage, I want the real deal or nothing.
6. What is something you do more quickly than most people?
Fold a stack of towels super neatly. I guess all those hours spent folding towels on Caldor's early morning stock crew and for Bloomingdale's By Mail receiving department had some value after all.
7. When do you first recall using a computer?
At Immanuel Lutheran in the...sixth grade, maybe? Apple II C.
8. How many times, on average, do you eat out each week?
This would be an easier question if it were the whole month. Maybe twice, tops? (For the month, I mean. Less than once per week.) We like to cook at home! And we eat pretty well, I might add.
9. What did you last recycle?
I think the last items that went out to the recycling bin were a grape juice bottle, an empty Cool Whip container, and a couple of Pepsi cans.
10. Describe today with one (and only one!) word:
11. How is the natural light in your home?
Delightful. Glorious. Abundant. And I love it.
12. What makes you happy at this moment?
Sitting on the couch with my husband, relaxing, at the end of the day.
13. How superstitious are you?
Generally speaking, not at all. In relation to watching sports, lunatic levels. I also won't call out of work sick unless I truly am because I am afraid karma will catch me. I'd rather just be responsible than ill.
14. Do you like wind chimes?
Love them. We have a set T made out on the screen porch.
15. What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping?
A bird in the tree outside our bedroom last night that decided it should start singing at 1:30am. Shouldn't birds be sleeping at that hour?!
16. What do you put in your mashed potatoes?
A little butter. A little salt. A little milk. And either some cream cheese or sour cream.
17. What television show is a lot better than you thought it would be?
Sleepy Hollow. The Big Bang Theory. Parenthood. The Middle.
18. What are you in the mood for?
Sleeping well, after last night's long and impromptu bird concert.
19. What was the first sound you heard this morning?
OMG, still that bird. If he starts again tonight...
20. Your best friend likes your ex. Are you mad?
Nah. Depending on which ex, though, I might question sanity.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Disclaimer: Some shows I watch live and with others, I tend to be fairly behind on my tv watching. Even so, consider the fact that there could be spoilers ahead. All I can do is lead in with the show and episode. You read at your own risk!
**(Sleepy Hollow, S1E12 "The Indispensable Man") When it's too quiet, there is always someone or something sinister sneaking up. -- You know what's better than auto-corrected texts? Auto-corrected texts by Ichabod Crane. I get your frustration, Ichabod! -- I was just about to raise my eyebrows at invisible messages penned in a Bible by zombie George Washington being a bit far-fetched...and then I remembered the rest of the show's various characters, events and entire premise, so why not this too? Disbelief re-suspended. -- It makes me very happy when Mr Parrish makes an appearance. There is never enough John Noble. -- Ichabod [observing the deceased warlock/priest's stitching where his head was re-attached]: Remarkable stitching! An old flame of mine was a seamstress. She'd be most impressed. Abbie: Who was your date? Betsy Ross? Icabod [surprised]: How did you know that? -- Ichabod [struggling with Abbie's smartphone GPS]: This is infuriating. I can't get my maps app to triangulate. Oh, but I can still receive updates from your so-called social network. And how is it you have 500 friends? I had only seven close companions and four of them died, and those were good odds! -- That was quite a fancy-pants tomb for Washington! -- The crumbling tomb scene was very "National Treasure"-ish. -- I knew Ichabod's eidetic memory was going to come into play with that map he destroyed!
**(Reign, S1E9 "For King and Country") It seem there's always a dead end at a cliff over water when someone is trying get away. I want to know how Mary didn't drown, jumping into the water, wearing all that dress. -- Catherine: I grow weary of your threats. Henry: I grew weary of you a decade ago. -- I love when they say "the King requests" something. As if they don't actually mean "demands." -- This plan that has been proposed, tweaked, negotiated, changed, and, finally set into motion between Mary and Henry regarding, Francis, Bash, Catherine, Scotland, France and England has me so turned around that the only things I can say for sure is that Mary will marry Bash as soon as Henry's marriage to Catherine is annulled. so that Henry can marry Diane, Bash can be legitimized, and then made the heir to the throne. Oh, and Catherine is imprisoned. -- Hey, Nostradamus, why didn't you foresee Clarissa's attack on you?
**(Sleepy Hollow, S1E13 "Bad Blood") That dream Mr Parrish was having was rather terrifying. -- Jenny: You bought the same exact outfit? So does this mean we can finally give away that ratty coat? Ichabod: Please. And risk is being worn ironically by purveyors of artisinal marmalade who discovered it at a local thrift shop? I thank you, no. For judge a man not by the wear of what he wears, but by the where and how he wears it. ... Man, I love Ichabod's sentiments. -- Gosh darn it, that hair falling loose over Ichabod's eyes is both sexy and maddening. Maddening, because why doesn't it look that good when my hair does that? -- When the demons or illusions or whatever they were, in Purgatory, of people lost to Abbie and Ichabod, flipped out over being told they were not real or what they appeared to be, I had to cover my face. I am such a chicken. But that whole place and the lost souls in it were super creepy! -- Henry Parrish is Ichabod and Katrina's son, Jeremy?? Jaw. On. Floor. -- Abbie is trapped in a dollhouse in Purgatory, the Headless Horseman has carried off Katrina, and Ichabod is now buried in a pine box. *Now* what?!
**(Parenthood, S5E14 "You've Got Mold") I bet that internet service tech was sorry he got sent to set up wifi at Zeek and Camille's house. Hello, tension! And I don't think this is Zeek's fault. Not this time. -- Aida is very...fair-skinned. And blonde. -- Good for Carl. Someone needs to have a little confidence in Sarah. -- You know what bothers me about Joel? How do you just end an important relationship without explaining *why* it's ending?? -- I like the relationship between Max and Hank. I think they learn how to be better people from each other. -- Tears: Joel telling Sydney and Victor that he was moving out. Why are you doing this, Joel?! -- I saw Kristina becoming some kind of special needs advocate. I did *not* see her looking into starting a special school. -- Tears x 2: Julia telling Camille and Zeek that Joel left.
**(Elementary, S2E14 "Dead Clade Walking") Woman Sherlock finds sitting in his front room: I'm Gaye. Sherlock: I'm not. Gaye: That's my name. -- Blah blah blah, stolen antiquities, blah blah. The best part of this episode may be that Sherlock's naughty letter buddy is an old woman. -- Sherlock: Why is *anything* controversial? These people need something to talk about. -- Called it: the guy at the museum is "whodunnit."
**(The Carrie Diaries, S2E12 "This Is the Time") Prom! At the Waldorf-Astoria! Need I even say more? -- Donna's smart! Donna's a brain! As Mouse said: an evil genius! -- So Tom *and* Scott have figured out how to manipulate Dorrit into doing good things. And either she is too oblivious to notice or she really wants to do these things already, but doesn't want to admit it. -- As much as I loved the advice Larissa gave Carrie in the previous episode, I'm not at all a fan of how she is now encouraging her to skip NYU and just go straight to work. -- I loved the black dress with the pink print that Carrie wore. Not so much her prom dress though. -- At one point, Carrie said "it sucks." Was that a phrase in the 80s? I don't remember saying it until some time in the 90s, but that could just as easily have been the parochial school I attended and the fact that there is no way my Gram would have tolerated it coming out of my mouth. -- I guess, if it holds, Tom's reaction to Carrie's choice to skip NYU and work full time for Interview sets the stage for why Carrie had no contact with her family in SATC (even if the reasons adult Carrie gave aren't consistent). -- Billy Joel's "This Is the Time" is such an appropriate song for the end of high school. Except that we don't get it until much later.
**(Reign, S1E10 "Sacrifice") I love that Mary is portrayed as a strong, intelligent, and fair. Her character is so likable. But why aren't her ladies a little less...damsel-in-distress-y? -- So much for imprisonment! Catherine has her cell in the tower decorated and filled with delicacies. I rather enjoyed when Mary had it cleared out. -- That pagan ritual in the woods was disconcerting. -- So, after their little conversation, Bash "stepped up" before Mary with Lord Hugo. He is so totally in love with her.
**(Revolution, S2E13 "Happy Endings") The nice thing about no technology when you're trying to make your escape is that no one can radio ahead to stop you. -- That was an awful lot of needle-sticking in a very short period of time. ::shudder:: -- President [to Tom Neville]: Have a seat. Not the sofa. That was Reagan's and you've got dust on your britches. -- Left to their own devices, apparently Rachel and Miles just want to get it on. But that segue to Charlie and Connor doing the same was...something. Monroe's reaction to finding them though? Priceless. -- Um, that was an awfully dry field for Charlie to just walk away from a fairly good-sized campfire, no? -- I know I'm supposed to feel "ah crap" that Neville and his Monroe assassination orders showed up where Rachel, Miles and Gene are camped out, and that Connor and Monroe were caught in New Vegas, but...I'm kind of not?
**(How I Met Your Mother, S9E18 "Rally") The Mother! In a limo! With Ted! Celebrating with champagne! She is so adorable! And makes me use too many exclamation points! -- I actually really love how they are giving glimpses of Ted and The Mother's (what is her name?!?) life through these little snippets. -- Stinsonheimer. The Too Many Manhattans Project. The Bro-bel Prize. Man, I'm going to miss this show. -- HIMYM really uses the best methods to tell its stories. I love when they tell the same story from multiple perspectives or using flashbacks or flashforwards.
**(2 Broke Girls, S3E17 "And the Married Man Sleepover") Sophie [looking at Chef Nicholas]: Nobody told me there was beefcake on the menu now! -- Sophie is throwing her hoohah into the ring for Chef Nicholas. And she's wearing a beret because she didn't have time to grow out her pits? I just can't even.
**(The Carrie Diaries, S2E13 "Run to You") Wut-oh. Carrie is fired from Interview because Larissa is fired. And now she has no job and no spot at NYU. Tom is going to say he told her so. -- Carrie thought she could get away with not telling her father she was indirectly fired from her job when her father works with Larissa's fiance? Oh, Carrie. -- Ah, Carrie, sitting on the steps of a NYC brownstone. -- Ewww! Mouse and West making out on the floor of the high school hallway? Nasty. -- Carrie can't go to Malibu because she can't run away from her problems...and yet adult Carrie spends way too much time doing just that. -- Hmmm... well, if that was a series finale, instead of a season finale, it seems Maggie gets her happy ending with a proposal from Pete, Mouse and West made up in time to head off to their Ivy League colleges, and Samantha becomes Carrie's roommate as she begins to find her place in the city. But it doesn't explain the eventual falling out between Carrie and her family, and it leaves me disappointed we never met young Charlotte and Miranda. Time to cross my fingers, I guess...
**(The Blacklist, S1E14 "Madeline Pratt") I love that Red always looks so pleased with himself. -- Lizzie has some awfully sticky fingers. I can't figure out if that story she told Madeline was playing the part or truth? -- I thought Tom and Lizzie were in a fight? And he was hooking up with the "substitute teacher?" So what's with all the lovey-dovey? -- Red in a tux. I'm happy. Madeline [tp Red]: You still wear the hell out of a tux. ... Yes. Yes, he does. -- A woman scorned in Red's world equals a set-up. Unwise to setup Red, though. Methinks Madeline just made a powerful enemy. -- The scene where Red liberates Lizzie from the guard after she's been caught attempting to steal the artifact is pure Spader brilliance. -- Oh, did Red get his revenge on Madeline. Red doesn't play...although he played her like a fiddle. The question is...was that story about his family on Christmas Eve, twenty years ago, true? -- Who the hell is "Agent Martin"?! Is he for real or "for Red," I can't decide.
**(Mom, S1E17 "Jail, Jail and Japanese Porn") Cake being smashed in a face is never not funny. -- When a junkie claims he kissed some other girl because he loves you *so* much? It might be time to kick him to the curb.
**(Mike and Molly, S5E12 "Mind Over Molly") I may need therapy soon if I can't figure out where I recognize Molly's therapist from. -- Molly called her therapist nosy. Ha.
**(Dallas, S3E1 "The Return") That little family cemetery on South Fork is the saddest little place. -- John Ross is a scoundrel, his father's son, through and through. -- I didn't even recognize Christopher with that beard. (Hubba hubba!) -- Sue Ellen: Don't underestimate your uncle. He's a steel hand in a velvet glove. -- I love the portrait of JR hanging in the background of so many of the office scenes. This show will never be the same without him, but they are doing Larry Hagman proud. -- John Ross has Pamela and Emma living with him under the same roof. Are you kidding me??
**(The Middle, S5E14 "The Award") Mike: I just stayed in one place for twenty years. It's like giving an award to a tree. -- Frankie's...'lady jazz"...what?! -- OMG, Brick in that suit. -- Why does everything think Sue is from the Ukraine?! -- Poor Sue. Everyone else made new friends at Mix-It-Up Monday, and people still don't even know her name. I'm pretty I identify so well with Sue because I'll bet most of the students at my high school didn't know my name either. -- Axl's mystery caller was Cassidy. But! Was that a little re-spark with Darrin and Sue?? Maybe?
**(Modern Family, S5E15 "The Feud") ::shudder:: Lily has lice. I feel itchy already. -- Claire: I have some kind of nervous tic. Mitchell: Yeah, there might be one of those in there too. -- I may have been too amused that Jay, Phil and Luke all have an age-equivalent nemesis in the same family. -- Cam called Lily's lice "hair pets." I wonder how many ways we'll find a way to work that into conversation around our (lice free!) house? -- I have to admit that for being such an icky topic, this episode was *really* funny.
**(CSI, S14E14 "Des Los Muertos") Those dead bodies trapped in the cement were pretty disturbing. -- The girl that they went to Mexico to investigate was very "The Bridge"-like. -- Is Sarah's hair different? -- DB telling that crazy-with-grief father "don't you dare" was actually effective in preventing him from shooting the man who murdered his daughter? Seriously? -- I can't decide if it was interesting or contrived the way the two cases in this episode were related.
**(The Big Bang Theory, S7E16 "The Table for Polarization") Leonard: Sheldon doesn't like reclaimed wood. Penny: Why not? Leonard: He's afraid the original owners will come back. -- Sheldon: I have spent years turning this lump of clay into an acceptable conduit for my will. And then you came along and reshaped him with your new-fangled ideas and your fancy genitals. -- So is the table going to stay or not, now that they supposedly got rid of the desk and all the stuff in front of the window?
**(Person of Interest, S3E15 "Last Call") This caller is creepy, which I suppose is the point, but still. -- Let down of an entire Mexican gang in a bar laying on the floor, groaning, in the wake of Mr Reese and now good fight scene. Booooo. -- Bad news: standing in water with a "danger restricted area" sign on the wall behind you -- Shaw: Kids are resilient creatures. Finch: As are adults, if they have the right friends. ... Amen, Mr Finch. -- Now we have a new nemesis to fight: the creepy man voice on the phone, who is now hunting Finch.
**(Revolution, S2E14 "Fear and Loathing") Our little group spends more time getting caught and bailing each other out. You know what they say: It's all fun and games til someone gets captured, then it's just Revolution. (Or something like that.) -- How is Priscilla able to sleep through Aaron stomping around that room and heavy breathing and banging on things? -- Why are Monroe and Connor having an entire conversation, including insulting the guards standing around their chain link cage, as if the guards don't speak English or are all deaf or something? It's not like they're whispering or even speaking quietly. -- These diamonds they use as currency in New Vegas are huge. Where the heck did they all come from?! -- Why do all the computers that pop up appear to be from the 1980s? It's not like those were the computers in use when the power went out. -- What. The. Heck. Is the nanotech messing with Aaron's head again while he creates a virus to kill it off?
**(Last Man Standing, S3E16 "Stud Muffin") The Baxters' little male dog Muffin apparently impregnated the Larabees' big female German Shepherd. Little dog with a big dog opens up a whole slew of jokes. -- Mike: Muffin is less a dog than a throw pillow. -- Larabee called Muffin a dust bunny. ::snort:: -- I still want to smack Mandy and I still don't want Kristen or Ryan on the tv. -- The episodes with Larabee are some of the best based purely on the interaction between him and Mike. -- This show makes me laugh. The end.
A photo of me:
1) Candle scents* this month:
Peppermint Swirls. French Vanilla. Christmas Garland. Snowflake Cookie. Gingerbread. Red Velvet. Merry Marshmallow. Sparkling Snow. Peppermint Bark.
2) What I am reading this month (you can find me on Goodreads!):
Dave Berry's Complete Guide to Guys (Dave Berry) - There was no profound knowledge gained from reading this book, but man, is that some amusing reading when you work with almost exclusively men. Sometimes, all you really need is a good chuckle.
My Husband's Sweethearts (Bridget Asher) - I ended up enjoying this book far more than I expected to. There wasn't a single character I didn't like. It seemed as if the story should be sad or harsh, but it wasn't. It was very...real. The emotions were honest: sometimes sharp, sometimes confusing, something surprising, always complicated -- as emotions often are -- and the reactions were very identifiable. Much less about life and death than the description might have lead me to believe, and far more about betrayal, honesty, forgiveness, and learning to "feel all of it." So many times I found myself laughing and nodding, even as some sentence fragment struck a resonating cord deep in my psyche, right down to the final words: "...we will spend this long afternoon crying and laughing at the same time, so much so that I can no longer tell which one is the truest form of grief."
Wizard and Glass (Stephen King) - Whoa. Amazingly well-told story of young Roland and how he came upon his quest to find The Dark Tower. The story was sad and complicated, but even in its flashback style, it fit with the Roland we've come to know in the first three books. Questions are answered (some of them) and things have definitely taken more turns for the strange, but even in "going backward," temporarily, the story has moved forward.
From a Distance (Tamera Alexander) - I started the book, hoping to enjoy it (obviously), but I was unprepared for just how invested I became in the story and the characters. The book's description does it no justice. There was romance and humor, faith lessons and a little mystery. It was all very engaging and relate-able. The ending even surprised me by making me tear up! I am looking forward to reading the other two books in the series, as well as more by this new-to-me author.
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) - A while back, I decided to re-read some of the books I was forced to read in school. I'm not much of a rebel, but the quickest way to get me to buck and squirm is to make me read something. I will immediately decide I didn't like it, even though what I didn't like was that it wasn't my choice. So, I am re-reading them to form real opinions and not those based on the grouchiness inspired by required reading. As the month winds down, I am just starting the next book on that list.
3) Movies I saw:
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - It won't win any awards, but it was a fun action movie.
4) Calendar image for the month:
A little confession: I insist on continuing to get the Four Seasons Lang calendar every year, not only because I need to bring a sense of traditional seasons into my world where ever possible, what with living in the land of Hot, Hot and Humid, Hurricane, and Heaven, but I am really kind of obsessed with the old farm houses and fences.
5) New recipe tried this month:
Full disclosure: We made Sea Scallops and Parmesan Angel Hair one other time, but we felt the recipe needed a little tweaking. I think we finally have it adjusted the way we want it now.
6) Restaurants where I ate:
Olive Garden. Bob Evans (breakfast date!). Five Guys.
7) Five things I am loving this month:
1. For Christmas, T got me one of those little beanbag things for the Garmin. No more balancing it on the extended ashtray/drawer thing or trying to see it over on the passenger seat!
2. I don't know what's "in" or not, but I am loving the heck out of some almost-silver grey eye shadow, with just a tiny bit of black eyeliner and some mascara.
3. Seeing baseball activity in my social media feeds. It doesn't even have to be Red Sox to make me happy that it's taking place.
4. 101 free photos from Shutterfly. I love when they run that deal! Prime opportunity to get some happy mail out to some unsuspecting folks. There's nothing like a little fun mail showing up in the stack of junk and bills, in my opinion.
5. I miss my glorious master shower, while it's under renovation, but I do kind of like only having to clean one bathroom, for the time being.
8) Three goals I had this month and three goals for next month:
I need to decide on new towels to coordinate with our remodeled bathroom color scheme. I look at them every time I go into Target. It's time to make a decision. (I have them all picked out. I even brought some tile with me to hold against them! Now I just need to wait for them to go on sale...hopefully, before the bathroom is complete.)
Get the DVR down below 30% while most of my shows are on hiatus during the Olympics. Baseball season is fast approaching and I can't be running at 80% capacity! (You may disagree, but I am counting this as a success.)
More magazines. More progress. (Totally rocked it this month! Fifteen magazines out in the recycling! BAM.)
1. Next bathroom decision: I need some sort of fabric to cover the cornice over the small window.
2. Fifteen magazines out last month? How about sixteen in March!
3. I need to weed some clothes out of my closet. There are some I haven't worn since we moved into the house and others that simply need to be retired and replaced. My wardrobe may require a little updating soon.
9) The best part of this month and the worst part of this month:
The best: A couple of good phone calls with Heather, just catching up and laughing.
The worst: Oh, it was a pretty slow month on this front. (Not that I'm complaining!) Maybe the twenty minutes I spent realizing what an unwatchable show "Rake" is? There's a third of an hour I'll never get back.
10) A photo I took this month:
Winter-in-Florida gives me a little taste of autumn-in-New-England. I kind of love that.
*All scents are Yankee Candle, unless otherwise noted.
Friday, February 28, 2014
A hundred thoughts in my head. Swirling around, bumping into each other, shooting apart again, like billiard balls on a table.
Some are silly. Some are random and mostly pointless. Some are bigger, heavier. Some require answers or choices.
They bounce and crash and rearrange, sometimes quietly, sometimes with sharp noise. Around and around, back and forth, until finally one slips down into the pocket.
Will I ultimately dismiss them or will I leap?
For the days I want to write but need that extra push, and, just as much, for the days when the prompt inspires me, all on its own, whether I need extra motivation or not.
1. Home projects always end up being more than you signed up for.
2. When you are super late watching the winter finales of television shows on your DVR, the wait to find out what happens next is that much shorter.
3. People *say* they want to be happy, but what they *show* is that they really just want to something about which to be angry.
4. Humidity is a friend to my hair. For real. For some reason, this cut plus a little humidity brings out these soft natural curls.
5. All garage doors have springs. Which I learned when the one on ours broke. I have no recollection, whatsoever, of seeing springs on any of the garage doors I've previously lived with.
6. This little useful tidbit from a friend on Facebook:
Every month, Chatting at the Sky shares what she learned. Big things and little things. Life lessons from the serious to the silly. I've decided I want to participate. Just another means of capturing who am I along this broken little road called life.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
This week, at the Broken Road house:
Liking... my husband. The progress made in the master bathroom. Happy news from friends. Strawberry shortcake. Soft blankets. Books I don't want to put down. Spring Training baseball games starting to be played.
Thinking... that there is a fine line between a healthy amount of thinking and a detrimental amount of over-thinking. That fine line, I think, is the place where we should take action or choose to let it go.
Planting... seeds. All kinds of seeds. Herbs. Lettuces. Smiles. Ideas.
Blooming... where I'm planted. This life, man. I don't know that I am always deserving of it, but it is so, so good.
Pinning... far too many "home" ideas. Better to have many from which to finally choose than not enough...right?
"Currently" is a weekly link-up, hosted by Ot & Et.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
When you live in a proverbial cave for five years, you revel in the sweet light spilling into your next home.
Lots of people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. The darkness of winter has an actual negative effect on their sense of well being. I don't face that affliction because winter in Florida is neither dreary nor relentless. It is, for me, a welcome refreshment from the oppression that is six months of endless summer. But I have learned that I require lots of natural light. Even two years later, I still find myself standing still and soaking in that glorious sweet light.
For the days I want to write but need that extra push, and, just as much, for the days when the prompt inspires me, all on its own, whether I need extra motivation or not.