Current Books: I have too many open at the same time, and I am trying to wrap a few up. I started Daring Greatly on the flight to Honduras, and it is really good. I am just struggling to focus on non-fiction right now. That’s also why I am only halfway though Foolsgold, even though I started it well before my Honduras trip. I’m reading from Original Voices before bed each night. That is a mix of poetry and prose. For poetry, I am more than half through The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins. That is another I was reading while in Honduras. I’m reading through my copy of Three Simple Rules to help me with small group facilitating. I just started The Hypnotist’s Love Story to continue my Liane binge. I just finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and also the audio of Lit Up (very very good).
Current Playlist: “Trust in You” from Lauren Daigle. I listen to it on repeat as I drive to work each morning. It’s getting me through a rough time. That line… “Letting go of every single dream”
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Binge-watching Downton Abbey on the weekends. I will finish the series this weekend or next.
Current Color: Bright blue, bright red… bright colors
Current Food: I am craving pupusas.
Current Drink: My coffee every morning is so wonderful. I bought more Hope coffee from Mi Esperanza, and it is just perfect.
Current Favorite Favorite: The feeling of publication. It never gets old. I have three poems up at Scarlet Leaf Review this month. You can read them HERE.
Current Wishlist: A few new outfits, new black boots before winter, to try LulaRoe leggings, a writer’s retreat
Current Needs: A bit more energy, because I am now extraverting 6 out of 7 days a week. I’d also do well with a girls’ night out.
Current Triumph: I have my lessons planned through September, and I actually wrote a new poem today.
Current Bane-of-my-Existence: I’ve had a cold and I can’t seem to fully recover my voice. It starts out okay each morning but reading to kids all day, talking loudly over kids all day, singing silly songs with kids all day… I need some quiet time.
Current Indulgence: Doing this post and working on a poem when I have food to cook and still need to clean up before tonight’s meeting.
Current Mood: Is exhausted a mood?
Current Outfit: My Buenas TARDIS El Doctor t-shirt, my favorite skinny jeans, grey and white polka dot shoes
Current #1 Blessing: Peace in my home, with my husband and my kids
Current Quote: Hope is a function of struggle. – Brené Brown
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“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
― Sylvia Plath