It may seem to you like I’m a day late for playing in the weekly Scattered Life Collective week-in-review roundup, but you’d be wrong. Because I’ve officially declared that henceforth all time is subject to my whim and my whim is all-in-good-time. It’s quite a win-win situation actually. Time gets to wear the designation of good always and I get to define when things will actually happen based entirely upon whatever pleases me. I’ve noticed that I seem to be able to get 3 things done and then the clock is pretending another day has arrived. The only reasonable thing is to give up my to-do list and quit worrying about what I’m getting done or not. I do so love being Empress of My Universe!
current clock time: 1:30 pm
out the window: It’s a bit chilly out but the sun is shining valiantly. The kids next door are over-the-moon happy with their new sidewalk chalk and there are delightful drawings up and down the entire block’s sidewalk. Makes my heart very happy.
- After I received some rather distressing news at the dentist, while waiting for the bus to go home a crow stopped by to visit and wait with me. By the time the bus arrived I was completely cheered up. Thank you Crowsie!
- Multiple servings of lamb pound cake on green coconut grass and chocolate marshmallow eggs.
- Tulips popping and buds appearing on my lilac bushes.
- Looking forward to a mountain retreat in early May.
- Earth Day, Poem-in-your-Pocket Day, and Arbor Day all in one week. That’s a lot of goodness to celebrate.
- Holey and assorted magic from an Oregon angel.
on the menu: Portobello, Gouda and Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese. I confess, try as I might, and believe me I’ve tried, I just don’t like kale. However, I’ve found the exception to the rule with kale pesto. Add it to a grilled cheese sandwich and you might actually hear me singing.
listening: “Above as Below” by Nicole Atkins
watching: Beauty is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story. I enjoyed this documentary about the artist who started his career creating sets and puppets and all manner of weird wonderfulness for Pee-Wee Herman’s Playhouse.
reading: The Where, The Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science. This is the science book of my dreams. Short little essays and delightful illustrations. Had this been on my school’s textbook list I may well have put a bit more enjoyable effort in developing my left brain. Just saying.
Around and About:
- Love this story of The Seven Ravens
- A couple years ago Maya Stein created her Type Rider project where she did a road trip hauling a typewriter on the back of her bike and making stops all over creating collaborative poems with people. Her latest project is a tandem bike trip poetry tour headed to Milwaukee, the birthplace of the typewriter. This is another Kickstarter funded project that delights my heart.
- While perhaps this is a bit late for some, personally I think colored eggs should be a year-long tradition, and especially when you can create blue ones like this. Oh my!
- This is a fun little discovery. Tastekid recommends music, movies, books, authors, games based on what you like.
- I love Asuka Oshawa’s art.
- Oh I want this!
So there you have it, a peek into my week. What about you? What’s brought you joy, what’s on your wish list, what’s expanded your brain or inspired your heart. Do tell – you know I love to hear.
There is a tear in the space -time continuum in our house! The clock in the kitchen is permanently fast no matter how many times I correct it lol Makes me feel that time doesn’t really matter.
I love dipping in to your week Deborah and really must try this out for longer than one week every 6 months lol
LOL – I love that Fil. I’ve got one of those satellite operated clocks in my kitchen and every once in a while it will do some kind of adjustment where the hands just start moving around the dial at warp speed. I love when I’m there to see it – it really does seem like a reminder that time’s all an illusion anyway.
A mountain retreat????? That sounds fun. You’ll have to fill me in…and sorry about the distressing dental news 🙁
I’m really looking forward to the retreat, and really not looking forward to the dentist. 🙂
I fully embrace this new sense of time. What is time anyway? Why should we hold it in such esteem when we can switch it annually, forward and backward an hour, just for our own convenience? It is ours to command. Yes, Empress, I agree with you about time. And love the Raven story.
Oh yes Linda – I’m delighted to see you understand about time alchemy as well! 🙂
Hail, the Empress of time!!! lol!
I love your posts, Deborah! They are so full of adventure and joy! (Except for the bad news about dental work… so sorry.) But, that’s okay because there are crows in the world to cheer you, books to read, things to watch, people to see, stuff (great stuff) to do!!! Whew!
I wish I had your energy… *smile* Much love to you! ♥
LOL – Hail Empress Jean of the kind words. Extending much love to you as well.
I had an awesome ‘birding’ day yesterday! Could not believe the variety and numbers…..so beautiful brought tears to my eyes. To see them all playing, chasing, choosing their mates…..making their nest….I was in awe!
Oh how wonderful Debbie!
I still can’t believe it’s just about May and it is still chilly there. The Tampabay Rays were playing in Chicago last week and all the spectators were bundled up…and here I thought it was all bunnies and daffodils.
Tastekid was fun, and that succulent necklace was, well, succulent. what will they think of next? how did they think of THAT? Human ingenuity.
I believe that dentists almost never have good news. I’m sorry you’re having that trial.
I think Weather has donned a trickster suit and refuses to relinquish it. I had a momentary freak out this morning when I glanced out the window and saw flakes. It took me a moment to realize they were actually blossoms blowing off the flowering tree next door. Whew!
And your comment about dentists had me thinking about possible solutions – my best idea so far is to have all dental offices affiliated with flower shops so when you leave you’re given a huge bouquet of flowers to lift your spirits. I was going to add a box of chocolate as well, but I don’t suppose we could get the dentists to sign off on that idea. 🙂
This week’s joy is paradise weather in a most unexpected way. It NEVER gets hot where I live, but today is tank top and ice cream weather. Totally swoon-worthy.
So glad that box of magic found you! 😉
Sounds like a wonderful treat Harmony!
Those dyed eggs were stunning. Love the bike typewriter deal too. How do you ever find this stuff? So cute. By the way – there is something in the mail to you. A little note of thanks for that sweet little montage you sent me. You are a treat to have in my life.
LOL Amy – I like to say I keep my feet on the joy trail and my eyes open for treasures. So now you know my secret. 🙂 And how fun you’ll be visiting my mailbox. I look forward to it.
Gorgeous necklace. I want it too. Good for you to make the call to write, create and live as you see fit. It’s tough sometimes to fit everything in and half the battle I think is knowing that.
This week’s treat is the fact that by this time tonight both my two will be back home for the summer. YEAH! Things are looking up indeed.
Oh how great – let the summer fun begin.
love the thoughts about time and win/win!
and I just got lost looking at recommendations on TasteKid … so much fun!
I’m dosing myself carefully with trips there – I see it can be a great and wonderful rabbit-hole producer. LOL