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.