It’s Friday – time for a Scattered Life Collective posting.
This has felt like a crazy kind of week. I literally don’t know how it got to be Friday. I suspect that when I pushed our clocks forward on Sunday I must have forwarded through a bunch of days as well. I do know we’ve had two snows and two delicious days above freezing; some projects got worked on and some got ignored; there’s been some hard news as well as lots of wonderfulness. Welcome to my world. See what’s being served up.
Current time: 4:15 pm
On the menu: It’s Pi Day. Of course there will be pie. Approximately 3.14 slices each. There is apple pie awaiting slicing, but should a lemon meringue find its way to my door, I would not turn it away. I’ve waxed poetic (or at least pietic) in previous posts, including this one.
And you know I’m always singing the praises of my very favoritest pie:
Out the window: I actually sat down to write this post several hours ago, and as I looked up from the computer screen I saw someone on the porch peering into the windows. I was startled to say the least, but its election time around here and there are lots of candidates out and about doing last minute stomping. Since my husband was nearer the door I sent him to deal with it. I heard him say something and then laugh, and next thing I know he’s ushering in my brother. Whom he didn’t recognize at first because he had shaved his beard and was wearing a suit. How funny is that?!
reading: Like so much of my week, my reading has been in fits and starts, bits and pieces. So in addition to reading a bunch of short mystery stories in a collection of British works, I’ve been dipping into two tomes:
- The Culture of Flowers by Jack Goody
- The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson
watching: I am utterly charmed by
listening: Breathing Light by Nitin Sawhney
- my new red-with-pink-and-yellow-flowers hooded raincoat. Bring on the April showers – I’ll be prepared to shine even under the gloomiest of skies.
- Receiving a surprise present in the mail. Thank you Nicole.
- Waking up to the cawing of my beloved crow friends and then listening to one of my kitties snoring. Music comes in all shapes and sizes.
- Giving myself permission (yet once again!) to honor my rhythm and know I’ll get everything done in perfect time.
Around and About:
- I am 100% in love. There exists in this world a place for made-up words! I have found my tribe.
- Some time ago my husband and I watched a collection of episodes of the classic puppet show Kukla Fran & Ollie. So much magic! So much heart-happying! In one of the episodes Fletcher Rabbit is admonishing that he likes knowing that when you plant a carrot you get a carrot. But with a kid, you never know what will turn up. Totally cracked me up, and now you’ll never know when you’ll find me singing that tune. (As an aside it’s one of life’s mysteries to me that this song is attributed to the Fantasticks which didn’t come out until after KF&O ceased production. But I don’t suppose it matter a hill of beans one way or the other. As long as you got the beans you planted that is.)
In any case, I had to laugh when I saw what was growing in this pot.
- Oh I am in love with Andrew Ludick’s ceramics!
- Artist Naomi Okubo’s work and this post on Belonging has really kept me thinking.
And now it’s your turn. What has your week dished up? Planted anything lately? Considered what it means to belong? Have someone delightful and strange in your life? Do tell – you know I love to hear.