It’s Friday and you know what that means around here – a peek into my week ala the Scattered Life Collective.
out the window: What a gorgeous day outside – a bit of a breeze blowing the trees and urging some the leaves into freefall. The sun is shining for the first time in days. While some of the trees have turned golden, so far I’m not seeing a whole lot of brilliant reds and oranges this year. There’s still lots of green though, so the turning season is still early.
on the menu: My CSA box contained blue potatoes this week and so I’m going to give this Fresh Corn and Blue Potato Hash recipe a try.
- Nights have been chilly enough now to switch out the summer bedding. And I bought a new duvet cover I’m loving. Autumn colors may not be showing up on the trees, but I’m sleeping under them.
- Doing a daily card draw from one of my many collected oracle and tarot decks.
- I’m gearing up for a couple fun online classes that begin next week. First up is the next section of Mindy Tsona’s Inner Alchemy where we’ll be putting together Earth oracle decks (following Summer’s Fire decks). And then there is Marybeth Bonfiglio’s Arcanum class which will be delving into the 22 major arcana of the tarot. Although I am quite familiar with tarot, I have a sense this journey is going to take me deeper into my own explorations and the decks I want to be creating.
- Finding a misplaced pair of glasses (in a place where I had looked several times already). Made me smile and speculate that those spectacles went on a bit of a walkabout. I wonder what they saw.
reading: A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson. What a fabulous little find! It’s an offbeat look at some delightfully obscure facts about Japanese culture as she learned about during a year’s stay there. It’s filled with her artwork. My floriography rating is an armload of peach blossoms which stands for “I am your captive.”
watching: I do love spoken word poet Shane Koyczan and his Shoulders.
listening: Ylvis What Does the Fox Say has been on heavy rotation this week. I met a fox in my dreams this week and so of course I’ve had to play the song. A lot. And now I pretty much want a fox costume. Several weeks ago I had a dream where a friend and I found out we owned a costume shop. I bet I’ve got a fox costume there!
favorite word of the week: cimmerian (si-MIR-ee-uhn) – adjective: Very dark or gloomy.
project I’m loving to support: I’m really not much of a computer game person aside from the occasional round of Spider or Mahjogn. While I’m awaiting the reissue of the fabulous Grim Fandango I didn’t think anything else would catch my attention. But somehow Elegy for a Dead World: A Game About Writing Fiction popped up on my radar and I think this Kickstarter-funded project sounds like it might be fun.
on the wish list: What a delight to discover the Seven Stars Tarot site this week. And this Sola Busca deck has me swooning.
out and about:
- Alisa Burke does know how to paint pretty pumpkins.
- I have a great fondness for Havi Brooks and her work. She’s complicated and smart and works very hard at knowing herself in her constant unfolding, and teaching others to look deeply as well. Right now she’s navigating the death of her mother and I found this post particularly thought-provoking.
- With fox being so present on my radar I couldn’t help but smile when Carla Sonheim posted this.
- I love this illustration by Marc Johns. But I’m also inspired by the idea of what “things” make up a person. I’m pondering this for myself and suspect I’ll be playing around with it quite a bit.
So there you have it – I’ve shown and told. Your turn. What’s been happening in your week? What things are you made of? What computer games do you play? What animal would dress up as? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Ah yes, “cimmerian” as in Conan the Cimmerian”–he was prone to dark moods in the original stories.
Oh wow – I didn’t know that.
I was fairly disappointed that the whole time I was in South Bend, it not only rained and was cloudy most of the time, but the leafpeeping was very sparse. Mostly still green, as you said, with the occasional brilliant tree. I could have sworn I picked the right time this year but everyone agreed it’s coming quite late this year. Love your duvet, I might need one to get over my disappointment.
So sorry your trip to the Midwest wasn’t as colorful as you hoped! I look forward to the day when we can teleport ourselves effortlessly where and when we want – and then we’ll never have to guess on timing.
You know I’m all about living without disappointment – so let me encourage you to get that duvet cover. 🙂
Hi Candace, South Bend caught my eye. Our 7 grandchildren (and their parents) live there so we’re regulars there–and to Big Olaf ice cream : ))
I love Alisa Burke. I included a video of her painting with Lucy in my SCL post this week. So inspiring. The fox song took me by surprise and made me laugh. Fabulous!
How fun about the video Liz. I’m thinking how fabulous for Lucy that she has all these delightful arting adventures. And glad you liked the fox song – makes me laugh every time too.
Deborah, I really like the concept of your blog and how you share what you’ve noticed during the week. Thank you for choosing a yummy potato and corn recipe that only takes 10 minutes to cook and 20 minutes to prepare.
As for playing computer games, I don’t play any!
One time when I taught Montessori, I pinned a shell on my back. Some of the kids guessed I was a turtle : )).
LOL – love the turtle costuming!
Love the Shane Koyczan video. I must check out A Year in Japan. It sounds delightful. And oh my, those pumpkins are pretty, indeed. Wishing you a week of lovely sleeps under your gorgeous new duvet cover.
Oh what a wonderful wish Sarah – a week of lovely sleeps! Thank you.
I can’t tell you how many years I spent looking for a duvet cover with a design of just-right colors to hide the rainbow of animal fur that floats through my home. I finally found one several years ago on a fabulous bargain-basement sale at Macy’s, and I bought ’em all. Which was two. Now they’re getting old, and I was on the edge of bemoaning the near-cimmerian fact that I might have to gird myself up for the duvet hunt again. But this duvet cover you’ve found, this gem of a duvet cover, this gorgeous dance of a duvet cover — it looks like it might hide orange fur, yellow fur, white fur, black fur, and gray fur all at once. The cats, dogs, and I would very much appreciate a link to it, if such a link there be.
LOL – always delighted to help in the mission to hide the fur trails.
Deborah, What a rich collection of images . . . the colors in western Minnesota were in top form this week, where I got to walk the farm land where I grew up, a beautiful experience in so many ways. I’m still savoring and integrating it.
Oh that’s fabulous Janet!
Kitsune are important in my world. My collaboration partner, Lisa Hunt, did the most fabulous Fox for our Fairy Tale Lenormand. He’s really fabulous.
How wonderful Arwen – you know I’ll be checking it out.
What a fun list of things you are involved in. I am going to check out the book about Japan – would love to learn more about the culture there. Cimmerian – never heard the word before – but I love it!
I’m utterly charmed by the book and highly recommend it. Thanks for stopping by Vickie.
I love the recipes that I discover from you. Shifting into a high vegan and mostly vegetarian diet and you so often share something yummy that fits. I’ll just leave the cheese out of this one.
I am so interested in the Inner Alchemy course. I hope she continues to offer it. I am thinking that next year would be time for that
I am bookmarking The Fluent Self blog. I couldn’t read too much. My own mother’s leaving is to near. I am only now beginning to feel the loss, feel the pain. But I want to revisit later. Thanks for sharing that.