Hello Friday, my favorite friend! And hello friends – I hope you’re having a great Friday! I’m super excited about this weekend, mostly because my favorite local band is playing, but also because of gardening with my baby up at the preschool, a long overdue trip to the big Saturday FarMar, sleeping in on Sunday, puttering around my little cottage, and so much more. It’s gonna be a good one!
Amanda Palmer wrote a new song for the first time in years. Instead of sitting on it and waiting to put it on an album, she played it live right away and let a friend record it. It’s not the best quality but I really like it, especially this:
“the thing about things
is that they can start meaning things
nobody actually said”
One of the greatest ways to bring a bit of extra happiness into your life, is to practice gratitude. There is so much we take for granted, but so much to be thankful for! I love writing my list each week, and I LOVE reading all of yours. Let’s do it!
Le Love List!
1. Getting Re-Inspired.
Sometimes it takes a big shock to kick your ass into gear. And yes, Earth Day was hard and I got really emotional and very upset. But I’m using that negativity and FLIPPING IT POSITIVE. I’m taking action and working to make changes. Good things – great things – will come out of this sad bad thing.
I am grateful that I was raised to always stand up for what I believe in, that I am a woman of action because that is what I was taught to be, and that I can teach my son and others the same.
2. Taking Risks.
For me, big ones. But sometimes it’s just time to say “f&@$ it, what the hey” and dive on it. So far, risk has proven to be a delightful adventure. Life can be way fun, if you let it!
3. The Vegan Blogosphere.
The more people I “meet”, the more I love this amazing virtual space. SO MANY incredible, creative, inspiring people coming together to make something great. To make magic. To make change. Or just to make a good meal. There is so much out there and so many people doing important work, and I am thrilled each time I connect to one more of them.
Next month, VVC or bust, wahoooooo!!!
Also! regaining control .|. burning sage .|. a new coat of paint to brighten the whole room .|. giving Waits exactly what he wants and needs .|. Damian getting a new car, which means I get the old car full time!!! .|. bees .|. making lists .|. crossing things off my lists .|. an evening on my porch with a dear friend .|. pulling Tarot cards that make you go “WHAT?! THAT’S FREAKY!!” .|. Whole Foods 365 brand almond milk, it’s really the only one I like (and the cheapest!) .|. Macklemore is still rocking my socks off, especially with sentimental lyrics like these:
“And acquaintances turn to friends, I hope those friends they remember me,
Hold the night for ransom as we kidnap the memories,
Not sure there’s a way to express what you meant to me,
Sit around a table and use those years as the centerpiece.”
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – let me know what you’re loving this week!
This happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, feel free to just introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
Hope it’s warming up where you are. Have a great weekend!