I’m still enjoying the practice of summarizing my week, and this one has felt full and rich. The full moon and lunar eclipse were exact on Friday, but I certainly was feeling the energy all week long. It was a week of profound connections, feeling encouraged and supported, and mostly invited to lighten up and have more fun. And who can argue with that?
Using Cynthia Lee’s The Scattered Life Collective format for reporting what the week has brought:
current time: 4:45 p.m.
on the menu:
It’s chilly. It’s autumn. That means it’s time to pull out the soup bowls and recipes. Tonight I’ll be dishing up roasted-potato-leek-garlic-spinach soup with parmesan cheese and a dollop of sour cream. And mandatory garlic bread. Because there can never be too much garlic. It’s a fact only vampires would argue with.
out the window:
More gorgeous autumn tree colors. There’s still plenty of green, but there are touches of glowing yellow, gold, crimson and deep purply red. And then up down the block, little patches of blue. Friday the city delivered our blue recycling carts. We were literally the last portion of the city to receive them – other parts had them years ago but funding ran out. But finally we’re on board!
I feel like I’m so far behind on my reading this year. The piles are threatening to turn into skyscrapers! But this week I started Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie – A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. I’m charmed by it. I love quirky books like this – filled with facts and delightful illustrations. You can catch a glimpse on this Amazon page.
This month the overlighting goddess I’m dancing with is Sarasvati and I found this youtube “Song to Sarasvati” that also contains some lovely images of the goddess. I’ve been playing it regularly this week.
watching: a marathon of The Mentalist
- Visioning. I am uber delighted with the powerful visioning session I had this week. So much has opened up and my heart is still racing in excitement.
- waiting is over:
new transit cards – Our city transit system is changing its fare payment system and transferring one’s old account to the new has caused city-wide headaches for huge numbers of commuters. Getting through to help lines has been a nightmare of waiting up to an hour multiple times and then getting disconnected at the last minute. But finally, finally I got the needed help and my pass works perfectly.
- Writing letters to the moon. Yes, I did a little lunar correspondence this week. And I used silver ink on perfumed paper. Mama Moon likes that.
around and about:
- Recycled things: The landfill harmonic orchestra
I love that this showed up for me this week (thank you C!) because Sarasvati has a connection to music AND the city-sponsored recycling bins have finally arrived. Seems like a nice tip of the hat tribute to both.
- Celebrating my beautiful friend Sara Turner and her decision to share what she really does.
- And here’s an essay that feels like the perfect follow up to Sara’s declaration. I like Rachelle Mee-Chapman, aka Magpie Girl, and how she encourages people to always pay attention to right-fit soul care. In this piece she talks a bit about her journey and vision of leading collaboratively.
Here’s my weekly playing card summary ala Teresa Robinson’s 52-weeks of noting, with my favorite selfie of the week on the other side.
What’s been up with your week? What thing do you really do? Who did you write your last letter to? What’s your favorite soup? Do tell – you know I love to hear.