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.