I’ve been floating around in a bit of a bliss fog this week. The combo Pink Full Moon/total lunar eclipse set me energetically abuzz and I’ve been smiling since and noticing all kinds of wonderfulness in my world. And since today is time for the Scattered Life Collective roundup of sharing, here’s a peek into my world.
current time: 12:30 pm
out the window: Daffodils! Beautiful yellow daffodils that survived Monday’s snow and now are basking in more appropriate Spring-time temps. And their shining smiling faces have me grinning like a fool in response. I can’t help it. And there is birdsong too. Courtship time me thinks. Yep, all’s well in the world.
on the menu: I’ve been wanting to try this Brie Phyllo Torte ever since I found the recipe. And I finally remembered to pick up some phyllo dough so it’s on the menu. Although I’m sure it would be uber-wonderful with the called-for fresh raspberries, since it’s too early for that I’m going to try it with kiwis and perhaps blueberries. I’m betting it’s going to be delish.
- One of my fave artist pals send me the most charming card ever with her drawing of a robin and worm friend in the garden.
- Still celebrating the lunar eclipse. I know many folks felt wobbliness around this one, but I have to say it felt like a powerful reboot to me. Delicious!
- A good night’s sleep. Staying up until after 4am to watch the eclipse definitely threw my sleep pattern off, and add in all the energetic shifts and buzzing, I have to say I had several nights of insomnia. But last night I had a great refreshing sleep and I think I’m back on track now.
- Honey drops. I’ve managed to catch the cold/sore throat thingy that’s making the rounds, but soothing honey drops and boatloads of tea are balm for the scratchiness.
- This weekend our local PBS station is holding a mystery marathon during which time they run two days of mystery shows. I’m hopelessly addicted to these, and I’ll be watching as many as I can manage. I’ve been prepping various projects so I can be working on them while watching as well.
- Poking through an old idea journal and rediscovering some great inspirations that I’m excited to revisit. I’m much more able to gracefully release stuff that once interested me but doesn’t hold that excitement spark any more. So it actually feels even more fun to rediscover previous stuff that I wasn’t ready for before.
- Words that make me swoon. Mimsy is this week’s award winner. Check out Jim Harrison’s poem Searchers and see if you share my delight. (Plus you get extra points for reading a poem during National Poetry Month. Yay!) Noting the homophone, it also reminded me I haven’t seen The Last Mimzy in a long long time. Time to add it to my Netlix queue.
reading: This week’s charmer for me was What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms and Blessings by Joyce Sidman with illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski. Having fallen in love with Zagarenski’s art I hunted down this small book to scope it out.
“What Are We Waiting For?” by Amiina. I can’t remember last when a song has been on constant play like this one for me. It feels like some kind of theme or encourager in these times for me and I simply can’t hear it enough.
out and about:
- Abby Kerr of the Voice Bureau on Uncoupling (in Business): On Ending a Creative Collaboration
- Nils Udo earth artist
- There was a time when I was totally obsessed with Flash Gordon. The original tv program from the 50s was on a late night loop of playing one summer when I was in my teens and I was addicted to it in all its glorious hokey wonderfulness. And therein began my fascination with rocket belts. StarTrek-like teleportation may be the choice of future travel for others, but I totally want to have an old-fashioned rocket belt. So how can I not love artist Bert Simons who has built rocketships and rocket belt prototypes. Even how he got interested in such things is interesting.
- I like Laura Bird’s work (and her surname too!) and happened upon some of her maps. Has me wanting to make maps for sure.
- I need a painted peony wall. I do!
Okay, I think that’s a fair romp through the meadows of my week. Now tag – you’re it. What’s been delighting you? Have a theme song? Love vintage sci-fi? More of a mystery marathon kind of person? Been reading poetry? Do tell – you know I love to hear.