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