Outside my window the sky is bright, clear blue with just a fringe of low-hanging fluffy white clouds.
I have been listening to a bit of everything lately. Sometimes I'll be in an enthusiastic phase for a group or artist in particular, and other times I'm happy to put my iPod on shuffle and see what pops up. According to my last.fm account, over the past seven days I've listened to The Civil Wars, Sondre Lerche, Jars of Clay, Newboys, Relient K, Plumb, Josh Ritter, Rosie Thomas, Sara Groves, and Anberlin -- so there's an insight into current (or perennial) favourites.
I have been wearing... sloppies at home and nicies when I'm out. It just makes more sense, when dashing around in this heat, to wear clothes you don't care about.
I am thankful for the rest that comes from trusting in something that's bigger even than the universe, for the underlying understanding that life has a purpose, and that there is some significance and meaning bigger than the horrible stuff that can come and rattle our worlds.
I am pondering romance. It's Valentine's Day next week, and all my bittersweet pink-tinged thoughts have been poured into an article for YLCF which should appear soon.
I am reading The Maze Runner, by James Dashner. I've seen lots of reviews popping up all over the internet and I'm curious to see what I think. I'm only a few chapters in, but I admire the world-building that the author has created, as well as the complete sense of bewilderment. I feel like the prose is a bit overwritten (I like my fiction crisp and spare) but I'll hold off on a full review till I'm done.
I am creating lists and schedules.
I am looking forward to the start of school next week -- my final BA semester!
A picture-thought I'm sharing actually moves! This is my perfect summer sky. I was doing some reading outside (last fling holiday luxuries!). The clouds were moving fast and everything felt summery and perfect. You can hear some birdsong in the video, and I think a couple of bees flit on by.
PS. I just want to give a wee shout-out to any new blog readers who've meandered by. I've noticed the subscriber numbers climbing at Google reader, and I want to thank you for taking the time to read -- especially when I've been less posty than usual. This blog is meant to be a conversation, not a monologue, so it means a lot to me when newcomers join the readership. Here's to you guys!
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Laura Elizabeth -- I've been loving the photo-a-day challenge, too! If I'm doing really well, I look at the list each evening so I'm prepared to be on the watch for a photo opportunity throughout the day. It's creatively fun and challening!
Sarah -- it was definitely as yummy as it looked!
Un -- :)
Lauren -- you're welcome. NOW POST MORE.
Joy -- it's a berry compote with a rosewater syrup, and marscapone on top. So good! Oh, and I'm so glad you like the new blog design :). Blessings!
Katie -- thank you! I've done the knocking-on-doors, now comes the waiting (and knocking on other doors in the meantime).
Mrs. Pedersen -- and indeed it was delicious :).