Current Playlist: I need to work on a playlist for my latest writing project. Doing that is always fun.
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Talenti gelato. I justify it by thinking how much better it is for me than regular ice cream. I recognize all of the items in the ingredients list, which is rare for pre-packaged food in America. Last week I had the salted caramel and yesterday I bought the pistachio. Pistachio was my Seattle flavor of gelato. I told Corey, a pint of gelato costs $5, and that is really cheap when you look at my options. A plane ticket to Seattle is $800, so I'm saving $795 buying it at Kroger.
Current Colors: Brights.
Current Fetish: Colorful note-taking.
Current Food: Organic honeycrisp apples.
Current Drink: Water all day, except my one cup of coffee.
Current Favorite Favorite: Scrivener. I downloaded the software for my 30-Day free trial, and I am in love. Head over heels. I want to play with it all day, writing and reorganizing.
Current Wishlist: I want to stock up on workbooks at Teacher's Pet (local store) and I could use a lifetime supply of ink cartridges for my printer.
Current Needs: A clone? Braces to be free? A personal chef? Yeah, no. My needs are met. Unless you have a magic wand that can grant me infinite patience.
Current Triumph: I'm taking a novel-writing class, because I was stuck and not sure what I was doing wrong. I'm really glad I signed up for the class. I am feeling more clear-headed since the big picture of novel-structure is making sense to me.
Current Bane-of-my-Existence: Food prices. I'm trying to serve healthier meals and snacks to my family, and the bad stuff is so much cheaper.
Current Indulgence: Did I mention the gelato? Yeah, that.
Current Mood: Mostly good, but my nerves are stretched a bit thin.
Current #1 Blessing: Compassion International. We are sponsoring a little girl in Nicaragua, and I am very excited.
Current Outfit: Gray lounge pants and a peach t-shirt, my painted TOMs
Current Link: Sasha's wonderfully honest post on anger.
Current Quote: “The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds” ― Thomas Merton
Current Photo: My nephew is adorable and I miss cuddling him.
Title from this haiku:
“April's air stirs inWillow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances”
― Matsuo Bashō, Japanese Haiku