Today’s Kickin’ It Old Skool blog-a-thon prompt is to capture this moment in time by answering the following questions:
What are you reading?
- Phases of the Moon by Louise Hastings, a poetry book
- The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson
- Soulless: A Novel of Vampires, Werewolves and Parasols by Gail Carriger
- Living Myths: Exploring Archetypal Journeys by Tom Jacobs
What are you watching?
At this second, I’m watching my cat Jupiter acting like the crazed catnip addict he is. But if we’re talking flat screen, I’ve been working my way through the Grimm series. I don’t watch much television but last weekend our public broadcasting station had a two-day mystery marathon and I was parked in front of the tv for countless hours. I love mysteries!
What are you listening to?
David Darling’s Children. He’s a new find for me but apparently I need the serenity induced by his mellow cello as I keep spinning this one over and over.
What are you loving?
Well saying my life in general might be a bit too broad in scope. So narrowing it down, in this very moment I’m loving a collaborate project I’m working on with my friend that involves regular doses of laughter and is requiring stretching my art skills. I’m also loving a new essential oil perfume blend I created. I’ve been tweaking this formula for myself for quite some time and I think I’ve got a keeper now. I can tell because I keep finding myself with my nose pressed to my wrist.
What am I wearing?
Jeans, a favorite pair of clogs, and one of my all-time favorite tops – a kind of artisty tunicy smock with huge pockets. It’s many many years old – an extinct BlueFish design called the Romper Dress. It’s well beyond respectable at this point and moving into shabby but I love it so. My real hope is to find a seamstress who can work from a sewn garment as a pattern who will then whip me up a wardrobe of them. I think about that almost every time I put this one on, and always imagine what fun it will be choosing the fabrics. I’m reminded of a wonderful present I was gifted with as a kid – a lightbox and some paper doll templates. I may have missed the fashionista boat in my adulthood, but I had a delightful time as a child designing wardrobes. I’m also wearing an armful of silver bangles engraved with snippets of poetry, and my favorite moonstone earrings. It is after all a new moon today.
What am I creating?
Solstice cards are on the work table; a mandala for my daily project is on the agenda; I’m working on an e-course offering for my biz; and I have a soup simmering on the stove.
What am I looking forward to?
A cup of Vanilla Orchid tea, some time in my studio, and the moment when my cleaning-up/reorganizing my office space moves from the point of disastrous chaos into serene tidiness. Yes, I’m looking forward to that!
What about you? What’s going on for you right now? Do tell, you know I love to hear.