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.
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.