- I have been reading/audiobook listening a lot lately. Finally got to "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?", which I loved, especially as I have a major soy spot for novels written in the epistolary style. Also listened to a bunch of JoJo Mayes, which I had avoided based on the descriptions, yet also really enjoyed. Currently listening to "All the Light We Cannot See", which inspires me to re-think how I use language. It's simply beautiful. However, I do have to take frequent breaks, as it's not the lightest of subject matter. Also, I wish I was reading it as opposed to listening, as I find flashbacks/flash forwards difficult to follow while listening.
- All this audiobook listening is because I have been quite the worker bee lately. Productivity- cooking dinners, cleaning house, getting work done, painting furniture, and painting lots of canvases.
I decided to mix up my dining room a bit, and switched my botanicals for an abstract and folk-arty church. They're not perfect, but fun and a great outlet/hobby. I'm taking a painting class this spring, and am really excited to learn more.
This is because I have no television I currently enjoy. Thank goodness Parks is back for its final season, along with my guilty pleasure, Hart of Dixie.
- I'm chalking all this productivity up to being able to exercise again- Jazzercise is back and the boot is gone. Begone, flab! Seriously, my energy levels are waaaaaayyy up. The sunshine of the last few days has helped as well. Yesterday I think I wore my kids out! Jazz, nap/play, zoo, naps, church supper and my Bible study. They turned down a pre-dinner visit to the library. Sheer laziness, I suppose.
Anyway, we are thrilled to get outside!
That loamy smell of earth just gets my heart thumping! I cannot wait to start planting and get my hands just filthy. That feeling of physical ache and dirty limbs after a long afternoon of weeding, pruning, and planting? It's a deep satisfaction that connects my soul to the earth and to God. And, oh, how I miss it during the dark days of winter.
So when I start rhapsodizing over the joys of gardening while getting a whiff of mulch walking through a parking lot, feel free to let your eyes glaze over and your mind wander. . .I will wrap it up eventually, I swear.
Thanks to East Coast Chic and Home of Malones for hosting the link-up, and getting my blogging brain working (somewhat).. .