Sunday, April 28, 2013

Life: It Goes On - April 28

You'll notice this week's Sunday post has a new title and a new look. The Sunday Salon posts are intended to be post about books and reading, the "Lit" part of my title. But in the past few months, my Sunday posts have definitely come to be about the "Life" part of my title. Enter Robert Frost.

Since April is National Poetry month, I've been reading a lot of posts about poetry, including one about Robert Frost. Frost was an American poet best known for his realistic depictions of rural American life. He was both popular and critically respected, earning four Pulitzer prizes for poetry. He may be best known for these lines:
"Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I— I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

The Frost words that really struck me this week were these: "In three words I can sum up what I've learned about life: it goes on."  My family has been through so much in the past couple of years; it's been one thing after another. But this I have learned from all of it - life goes on. As soon as I saw these words, I knew what I wanted to do with my Sunday posts.Thanks to The Big Guy for the photo that made visualized it for me!

You'll also see a new piece for when I really do just want to talk about books. Thanks to Stephen King, it will be called "Lit: Uniquely Portable Magic."

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Paper Towns by John Green - I succumbed to peer pressure and picked this one up at the library sale a few weeks ago. I was surprised to find that I had not gotten this on CD but, instead on something called "Playaway" from Brilliance Audio. Essentially it's an MP3 player with the book loaded on it and nothing else can be added.

Watching: The televisions been on this past week but I can't say that I've paid much attention to any of it with the exception of The Voice and some of the NFL draft.

Reading: I finished Gone Girl in the wee hours of this morning; it made a great readathon book both for Dewey's and the Spring Into Horror readathon. I also got caught up with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and got about half way through listening to John Green's Paper Towns. I'm on a roll with good books right now!

Making: Enchiladas for dinner last night. With a vegetarian in the family, I've taken to making bean and cheese enchiladas and have had fun experimenting with those.

Planning: On getting annuals this week for my flower pots. This always takes so much longer than it should since I'm always looking for new flowers and combinations to try.

Grateful for: My family being mostly supportive of my reading yesterday. They just sort of roll their eyes at me. There, there, tut, tut - Mom's being silly about her books again.

Loving: The past few days have been glorious; we've eaten most of our meals outside.

Thinking: There is nothing nicer than a beautiful spring evening on the patio, listening to the birds, spending time with my family, enjoying a nice glass of wine and just relaxing.

Looking forward to: A new computer. Well, sort of. My son built a new computer for a friend and he's going to rebuild mine with the parts from the friend's old computer. Said parts being about eight years newer than anything in my current computer.

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