While I’m normally wishing time would move a bit slower, this week I’m totally delighted to find it’s Friday already. I have had a LONG week with a boatload of snags, but I decided to shut the door on that and declare this the official beginning of my holiday weekend. Just to cement my intention in place I started the day with breakfast out which is always a good thing in my book.
In keeping with the spirit of a peek into my week ala The Scattered Life Collective, here’s what’s been happening in my part of the universe.
out the window: It’s been hot and oh-so-humid for the past week and a half so it doesn’t feel like summer is even thinking of giving up her grip yet. But I’m not sure the squirrels got her message because the first official sighting has just occurred – an industrious plan-ahead squirrel has just buried a nut in my porch flower boxes.
on the menu: I’ve got zucchini and I’ve got peaches and this sounds like a holiday kind of dessert.
- There were a lot of silver linings in this week. My credit card got hacked (someone planned a nice overseas airflight and a new wardrobe of designer sneakers). The silver lining is that my credit card company expedited a new card to me the next day.
- The next unexpected challenge was my internet service turned all wonky this week and I was offline more often than not. We ended up upgrading and had a fabulous service guy. While he was drilling the hole for the wire the electricity went off, and I had a mini freakout. It turns out it was totally unrelated, but when it comes to electricity I am not a rational person. I understand quantum physics a whole lot more than I understand how electricity work and QP is a whole lot less scary. Just saying. But all is well now.
- Hole drilling in my office jump started my ambition and I’ve decided to tackle a reorganization of my office. I’ve started with a major paper purge and that’s a big plus. I’m embracing the Virgo let’s-get-down-to-work.
- I’ve got a hugely busy September planned and so I’m really enjoying the idea of this holiday weekend. My goal is to hit September feeling fabulously relaxed.
- I’m full-out embracing a new philosophy and way of living. More magic, less efforting. It’s what I came here for.
reading: Fits and starts on a bunch of things this week, but nothing completed. But I guess that just means next week will have lots of finishes to talk about. Or not.
watching: Whenever I think about adornment, I think about the Omo people. And I’ve been watching this video clip based on the photography of Hans Silvester. It just makes my heart happy.
listening: Vuoi Vuoi Mu from the album Idjagieda by Mari Boine
favorite word of the week: serein: meterology – a fine rain falling after sunset from a sky in which no clouds are visible
out and about:
- Before we wrap up August it might be time to look at the month’s birthstones
- Colombian photographer Santiago Bentancur Z’s soap bubble planets.
- !7th century star catalog and moon map
- Oh yeah, I most definitely want a brain mushroom.
- Elizabeth Bunsen’s work is swoon-worthy.
- Beata Wear’s fabulous waxed books.
So there you have it – my week from bubble planets to brain mushrooms and a bunch of stops between. Now your turn – what fabulous magic did your week bring? What’s your birthstone and do you wear it? Seeing signs of the seasonal turn where you’re at? Special plans for the holiday? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
That’s pretty interesting choice of things to buy with someone else’s card – as if you’re not going to get caught! Glad you got your internet sorted out.
It’s true the bill will show up, but the idea is they’ll be long gone.
Hacking and drilling and purging, oh my! That’s quite a week you had. Beautiful musical choice this week. The soap bubble planets and the waxed books have me equally intrigued, and you’re right, I did swoon a little while looking at Elizabeth Bunsen’s work. Let’s hope that the week ahead has a fewer bumps.
Indeed Sarah – I’m ready for a smooth as silk week. Let the fun begin.
Isn’t it amazing how we can change our perspective when we look for the silver linings in a situation? Good for you Deborah! It is my belief that there are always gifts no matter what happens in our lives. It’s all about how we look at it. I love your mantra, More magic, less efforting! I will need to give this some thought and come up with a mantra for the month of September. Thanks for the prompt:)
I agree Nancy – we’re always in charge of our perspective. And I certainly want to lean into what makes me feel good. Happy mantra creating!
You are a fountain of knowledge… perhaps you can help me find a really cool art blog in Spanish? I know, a strange request, but I am having the hardest time finding one. If you come across one in your virtual travels, let me know!
I’ll keep my eyes peel Amy.
Ha. I had loaded the page for Elizabeth Bunsen and it only loaded text. I was like, cool… then I went back to the page later and was like, COOL. 🙂 As always, thanks for sharing your finds. Brainpickings is awesome too. I’ve seen that site, but a good reminder of its presence.
LOL – yeah Elizabeth’s site moves into awesome when you actually get to view her work.
Tried making soy sauce stir-fried chicken; used too much soy sauce I think, and I am not fond of the taste of zucchini even if it is plentiful–the say sauce did not help that.
It’s always disappointing when there’s cooking failure.