I’m not sure how it got to be Friday already, but since it’s here it’s time to play in the Scattered Life Collective. Come take a peek into my week, and if you’re inspired play along as well.
out the window: I heard honking and looked up to see the first formation of geese overhead. Seems a bit early to me, but maybe these are the early adapters and way showers of the geese culture. Let’s hope so because I still haven’t recovered from the extraordinary winter of last year. No need to rush into this year’s version.
on the menu: Tuna and White Bean Salad with Radicchio
- Yesterday’s new moon and partial solar eclipse. All kinds of intense energy – I felt like I was plugged into a cosmic electric socket. Disappointingly we weren’t able to see the actual eclipse because of heavy cloud cover. But I was prepared with appropriate eye wear.
- Longish bus ride to a dental appointment gave me plenty of opportunity to observe all sorts of trees in their colorful autumn costumes. Plus good news from the dentist 6 months after my gum augmentation surgery. Yay. I was hoping for another sparkle-infused toothbrush, but alas no such luck. I did get a turquoise one though so I’m putting that in the plus column.
- A delightful visit from an out-of-town friend where we just hung out and caught up with each other.
- Having fun in Mindy Tsona’s Inner Alchemy where we’re creating three oracle cards a day for our Earth deck. Here’s a peek.
- Knowing I have a public radio name makes me smile. I’m Diantha Langfitt-Petit. How do you do? And you are?
Skin Game by Jim Butcher. This is book 15 in the Dresden Files series and I’m a faithful reader following the tales of former Chicago wizard private investigator who is now serving as Winter Knight in the faery court. I can’t say the book was on-the-edge-of-my-seat thrilling, but more like a visit with an old friend. And I do especially like when Archangels make guest appearances. I’m giving this a floriography rating of a nosegay of edelweiss which stands for “noble courage.”
I also finished another volume in Anne Zouroudi’s series involving the Greek investigator Hermes Diaktoras who is clearly THE mythological Hermes wearing always-polished white tennis shoes these days instead of winged sandals. I have such a love of Hermes/Mercury these stories would charm me no matter what, but they’re actually fun and offer a delightful look into Greek village culture. I’m rating Doctor of Thessaly an armful of olive branches (“peace”) with a black-eyed Susan (for “ justice”).
We’re about to have a little dose of Indian Summer following a few days of light frost in the mornings. I love living where there are distinct seasons, but I wouldn’t mind having an all-year round garden. So it seems appropriate to view a little flower show.
Perhaps it’s the alignment of Venus activated by the eclipse yesterday, but I’ve been in the mood for some chanteuse seduction. Beautiful by Eleni Mandell has got me captivated.
favorite word of the week: This may be my favorite find of the week and a bonus because it contains multiple words. Prepare to swoon.
on the wish list: Aren’t these beeswax candles fabulous. And so are the people who create them. You’ll probably want to check out their blog as well.
out and about:
- Alisa Burke has more fab pumpkins to show off.
- The aromatherapist in me delights in this – a multi-sensory experience of fine dining created around a signature scent.
- I adore Lynda Barry. I think she’s a creative genius; her comics are fabulous; and she’s genuinely eccentric in a way that makes me wish we were friends. What’s not to love about her take on poetry?
- I’ve wanted to visit Holland for a while, but this paper mill adds to the appeal. Giova of One Bunting Away wrote about her visit.
- Seriously, how come I didn’t know this? For a whole year I drew a mandala a day, and since then I’ve picked up (and dropped) the practice innumerable times, but never once did this occur to me.
So there you have it – a peek into my week and what’s been capturing my attention. What about you? Get a chance to see the eclipse? Have a celebrity name you can use when you make your public radio debut? Have a fabulous word to share we can all add to our favorites? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Love the tuna and white bean salad recipe. I’ll have to try that! Did you watch the short lived Dresden Files when it was on TV? Pretty good, but I’m curious if it was anything like the books? They sound interesting.
I did see the series Liz, although via Netflix rather than when it was on TV. It was fun, but took great license with the books and characters. But given that you enjoyed it, I suspect you’d find the books enjoyable too. But do try to start at the beginning of the series because they build on one another.
As always….your week in review is full of interesting and enticing links. I’m looking forward to checking them all out…eventually. Our internet service here in the mountains is rather spotty!
My favorite word……imagination
My radio name….would probably have to be “Miss Scarlet”. I play a silly game called bumbie ball (similar to tennis) with my winter friends in Yuma and somehow my southern belle persona slips out………so I have become known as Miss Scarlet around the rv park……great fun!
What a fabulous favorite word Debbie. Or should I say Miss Scarlet? How fun! Although I’m more likely to associate that name with the Clue characters. Are you sure you aren’t hanging out with Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with a lead pipe? 🙂
ok … my public radio name is : Hua Sabzi-Mercier
and now I can’t stop saying it like Hoo AH! like Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.LOL!
and those candles!! yes please!
and I am going to try that free hand circle right now!
LOL – Hoo AH totally cracks me up. And I suspect I’m never going to be able to listen to public radio in quite the same way again.
Deborah, Those circle drawings are delightful, can’t wait to try it! And I really enjoyed the Greenland language book. Who knew there was a word, in any language, for jumping from one ice floe to another? Thank you for collecting and sharing these marvels.
I’m so in love with those Greenlandic words, and the idea of single words expressing such full rich concepts. Totally makes me want to invent my own language.
Hahaha – my public radio name is Pia!!!! Fantastic!! Pia Biko-Davis to give me my full title.
As always Deborah, thank you so much for your insights for the week – so many interesting things to check into.
LOL – I’ll be listening for you Fil – uh, I mean Pia!
Deborah, I love your favorite word of the week meaning we walk arm in arm as lovers. My favorite word today is Empowerment. Thanks for your post!
And a perfect powerful word it is!
Just took a look at the Greenlandic video, very interesting. How did you find this?
Oh Nancy – that’s the beauty and mystery of my life. I fall down lots of rabbit holes and never quite know how I got there. But I’m definitely a treasure finder. But in other words, I have no clue of how I found the video in the first place.