Stacey Loscalzo

Apr 29

Right Now I Am…

by Stacey



Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead which is astonishing because it is about a ballerina which is not typically my go-to topic.

Listening to


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. I used to listen to a lot of audio books and for some unknown reason I stopped. I was thrilled when Nina Badzin wrote this fun post in which she mentioned audio books and I was reminded to go back to them. The Invention of Wings is particularly fun in audio version because the story is narrated two girls; a slave and her reluctant owner. It is fun to hear the story told in two separate voices.


Nothing. A few weeks ago, I posted on Facebook that I had finished Season Two of House of Cards (wow!) and was in need of a new show. I got lots of great suggestions but I also got a reminder. One of my writing teachers, the amazing Christina Katz, responded to my post and if she’d been talking instead of writing, I think she would have said, “No, she didn’t?!” You see, I had just dropped out of one of Christina’s fabulous classes because of lack of time. Sigh… She got me. I responded that it was ok because I only watch my shows at the gym but that was really a half truth. I intend to only watch  my shows at the gym but I have to admit I don’t stay on the treadmill or the stair mill for the length of an entire show, so more often that not I will finish an episode at home. And sometimes that will lead to another and you get where I’m going with this. I do think that television is a good way for me shut off my ever running brain for a bit of time but that said, a little break for now is a good thing. I am starting to adjust to my new volunteer role and beginning to find time to bring writing back in to my life. When I am bit more in control of this new schedule, I think that Breaking Bad might the on the horizon.


My darn winter clothes. If I have to wear jeans and a sweater one more time, I think I might cry. And according to the forecast, I’ll be crying a bunch still this week. Not sure when spring is really going to come but I am really ready for it to arrive and stay put.


All sugar, all the time. Between Easter and my birthday, my sweet tooth has been more than satisfied. I have been eating cake, ice cream and jelly beans more than I have been eating my fruits and veggies. I think this is the week to pull myself together. We’ll see how that goes…


  1. Lindsey says:

    I really liked Astonish Me. Interested to hear what you think. And I made the same decision re: TV shows after House of Cards … decided that I wanted the time back. Now I’m reading more! 🙂 xox

  2. Tamara says:

    I love this whole format of a post – I may borrow it with credit! I think my sweet tooth will be shot between Easter candy and anniversary chocolates.

  3. I’ve been trying to kick sugar myself. Man… I never realized what an emotional eater I am until I forced myself to not eat that one thing, and I find myself craving it ALL THE TIME but especially in stressful situations! I’d actually be blaming my sweet tooth on breastfeeding, but it’s totally related to stress.

  4. Kristen says:

    I’m right there with you about jeans and sweaters. Over it. In fact, as I type this someone is somehow mowing their lawn (they’re barely alive yet it seems) and meanwhile I have the fireplace on because I’m freezing! Not sure that I’ll read Astonish Me, but the SMK book sounds good, mainly because I loved Secret Life of Bees. Thanks for your list, as always!

  5. I took one of Christina’s classes a few years ago to get me started in the freelance world! I just pulled her book, Writing Mama, off the shelf the other day. I’d love to hear what class!
    I’ve heard great things about both books and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Our week is yucky here too but I’m determined to wear either the yoga pants or REI fleece pants. Jeans are not in my wheelhouse AT ALL so I get you on that. But I will tell you to chuck the sugar or at least save it until after you’ve had the good stuff first. I’m learning it’s how you can have your “cake” and eat it too. 🙂

  6. Allie says:

    I’m reading Love Life, Rob Lowe’s memoir and listening to The Last Time I Saw you (for a review). I am watching Mad Men! And wearing my latest Stitch Fix treasures.

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