Because time has somehow become stuck on warp speed it appears it’s Friday once again, although I’m pretty sure it really should be Monday in late February. But be that as it may, it IS time to play in The Scattered Life Collective week-in-review.
current time: 1p.m.
out the window: The sky is gray and the sun is nowhere to be seen, but the clouds are holding rain instead of snow, and for this I am doing a happy dance. Still no robin sightings which is confounding, but perhaps the rain will cause the earthworms to show up and then the robins will know it’s time to return.
on the menu: for dinner tonight it’ll be Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with Avocado-Lime Sauce
But to tide me over until then I can’t promise I won’t be dipping into the carton of chocolate covered marshmallow eggs. I’m sure you can’t blame me.
- continuing daily practice of taking a photo of what makes me happy; and adding an additional practice from an online group I’m part of. This month we’re taking photos based on a daily prompt. Fun!
- sending out a daily love letter
- snail mail. One of the lovelies that hit my mailbox this week was a postcard from cousin who is a photographer. You can check out her blog here.
- Stripe-y socks
- Celebrating the last of the snow melting
- Waking up to birdsong in the very early morning
- Pretty new knitting needles. I’m a beginning (and not very good!) knitter. But next month I’m headed off to an annual spiritual retreat and one of the things we do is spend time together each evening knitting as an intentional practice to weave the principles we’ve been discussing into a concrete form. In any case I needed to get a different size needle and decided to choose something that delighted my heart – rainbow wood ones. I’m loving them! Here’s what they look like although I’m not using double points.
- For an upcoming group discussion I read A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul by J. Philip Newell. I’ll be interested in the other group members opinions, but I can’t say this is one I’m giving an unreserved thumbs up to. While I like the thread of unity consciousness that is woven through the book’s discussion as well as the personal antidotes of the author’s experience, it’s written through a religious lens, albeit one that is truly striving to be inclusive and I found that focus rather distracting as it’s not what I had expected.
- To lighten things up, and because I always like a good kid’s book, I savored the retelling of an old Russian tale in The Language of Birds by Rafe Martin and Susan Gaber
listening: Circles by Passenger
- The Impressionists – BBC miniseries
Brilliant Projects/Innovations I Support with My Whole Heart:
- Knitted knockers. Seriously when I’m able to knit with any kind of skill whatsoever I’m totally doing this. And a big shout out of thanks to my dear friend C. who clued me in on this and who is already a contributor.
- Paper microscope
Around and About:
- I’ve talked about my love of the art Bridgette Guerzon Mills creates a number of times, including here. But here’s a post where she was asked to share a story of redemption. Very powerful.
- In honor of April Fools everywhere: The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge
- Fireflies don’t make their appearance where I live until around the beginning of July. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy their magic before then. Check out Vincent Brady’s work.
Now that you’ve had a peek into my week, what about you? What’s been lighting up your heart? What have you been a fool for? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
I am excited to find our website through The Inspired Blogging Group! This week recap is a ton of fun! I love how active you are and all of the wonderful things you have and are doing! By the way, the Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with Avocado-Lime Sauce sounds AWESOME! 🙂
I’m happy you found your way here Amy. And do try the patties – they’re delish. Of course I’m crazy about sweet potatoes so that might be coloring my opinion.
I love the idea of Knitting as an intentional practice to weave together the principals you have been discussing.
A beautiful post with so many inspiring ideas.
Thanks Karen. I’m so glad you stopped by.
That firefly video is stunning. We don’t have them out here 🙁 in AZ but they used to one of my fave parts of summer as a child.
I thought of you when I posted that video – I knew you’d love a dose of fireflies. 🙂
stripey socks! that makes me happy. I will always picture you in stripey socks now.
Passenger … so much love. my song to share next week is a passenger song.
birdsong and breezes are waking us up each morning now. lovely.
LOL – stripey socks indeed. Although I confess I happily break the rule for polka dots as well. Birdsong and breezes are serious signs of wonderfulness!
Knitted knockers and a paper microscope! I love it. People are so creative. Now as you know, it snowed in my neck of the woods this week, so I’m envious of your weather. BUT – I see nothing but above freezing temperatures in the forecast here, so maybe the worst is over for both of us. (Fingers and toes crossed.) Brene Brown is fabulous, and I love the addition of the animation to her talk on empathy. And that firefly video is mesmerizing. Good stuff, as usual.
It’s so a delight to know that we’re surrounded by endless creativity isn’t it Sarah? And here’s to a warmer week ahead as well.
I love your posts, Deborah! Thank you for sharing so much in a post… especially, I am so excited to find Vincent Brady’s work here. I’ll be starting a radio podcast in June. The show is called Firefly Trails and to see the photos really just brightened my day enormously and brought a huge grin to my face. I think I’ll be smiling for the rest of the day. Thank you, again! Much love to you! ♥
Oh how exciting about your show Jean! And what a wonderful name. Can’t wait.
loved the firefly link. you always find the coolest stuff. thanks for passing it on! hope you are enjoying your retreat and i love the idea of knitting all the ideas gathered as a process.
Those firefly videos are mesmerizing aren’t they? It’s like peeking into a magical world, and then realizing it’s the one we live in.