What a curious week this has been. They have been innumerable wonderfuls with a few deep sadnesses thrown in the mix. It’s felt like an extraordinarily full week and I thought more than once that perhaps a few days had been subtracted from the count. How else can you explain it’s Friday again already? But however it managed to arrive, here it is, and that means it’s time to join the Scattered Life Collective. Welcome to a peek into my week.
out the window: This is our block’s 2nd annual yard sale extravaganza. As a joint venture, in order to lure more customers, everyone on the block is invited to get permits at the same time and have yard sales. While not everyone participates, enough folks do to make this a worthwhile stop for shoppers. So our usually quiet little block is teeming with activity today. I’m enjoying watching from inside where I get to see the fun without actually having to be amidst the crowds.
on the menu: I love pesto and it’s cool enough to have the oven on, so I’m making these Mozzarella Stuffed Pesto Balls.
- Finally! One of my book ideas has revealed how it wants to be shaped.
- A crow gift.
- My rose tree began blooming.
- I love my work and I’m so glad I get to share it with the best clients on the planet.
- Receiving a lovely offer of help.
- Remembering and celebrating a dear mailartist friend who died this week. May she always be accompanied by dancing dragonflies.
reading: The final volume of Deborah Harkness’ witch-marries-vampire-saga All Souls trilogy The Book of Life.
watching: Anime is not a genre I’m particularly well versed in, but I found a series I’m enjoying – Mushi-Shi. Strange organisms, neither plant nor animal, live in the world outside most people’s awareness, and when one encounters them it often requires the intervention of a Mushi master to set things straight again. The series is kind of dreamy and oddly philosophical. I definitely give it a thumbs up. My husband on the other hand gives it a different rating which is Weeping Camel. This is in reference to another movie we disagreed on, namely Weeping Camel, which I found wonderful and heart-opening and beautiful and he thought it was the more boring than watching paint dry. Go figure!
listening/watching: No music recommendations this week, but you absolutely must watch this. If you already love Maira Kalman the way I do you won’t want to miss it. And if you don’t, if you aren’t totally charmed after seeing this I simply won’t understand. Duck costume anyone?
favorite word of the week: This week we have a tie for what amused me most. First up is The Broadfoot Principle, an actual company policy created in response to my blogging friend Sarah. You can read about it here, but let’s just be clear asking questions is a good thing. My current question: how do I get a principle named after me? I want some of that awesomeness!
Secondly, a friend with car trouble discovered she needed a Knock Sensor replacement. While you may want to limit your thinking to an actual auto part, I’m preferring to extend my definition more widely. I’m imagining what it would be like if we all came equipped with Knock Sensors. Then when we felt a little wobbly we could just check to see what knocked us out of alignment. Cracks me up!
on the wish list: This art by Lisa DiNunzio
out and about:
- Susie of Gathering Up Bits of the World’s Infinity journal. Swooning now AND putting this on my do-make list for later.
- iHanna’s Pink Flower Mission
- Makota Azuma’s Flowers in Space. Fabulous.
- Lucky expansive planetJupiter has moved into the sign of Leo until August 2015. What should we do?
- Artist Daehyun Kim’s continuing body of work Moonassi. I love this.
And so there you have it – a peek into the window of my week. I’d love to hear about yours. What’s been a delightful sparkle? Ever had a principle named after you? What costume is calling you? Have a special code word rating system that rivals Weeping Camel? Do tell – you know I love to hear.