(Disclaimer: this was written yesterday, and somehow didn’t get posted– sorry!)
This has been a fantabulous week. And I do not often use words like fantabulous. Well, at least I don’t usually write them…
I got some good family news, had another super-successful meeting at school regarding my research, and sorted through some old clothes that were in my closet (this resulted in a pile of clothes I can now donate and my “rediscovering” some things I haven’t worn in quite a while– or never– and love).
Finally, the weekend was off to a great start with a Thursday night visit to The Witches Brew (after watching about half of Tangled, which I really need to finish still). Then after my meeting yesterday, I ran to the store to pick up some extra flour, went home and made a crumb cake to bring to Movie Night! This consisted of an awesome group of people gathering together to watch The Goonies outdoors on a beautiful summer night as two of our hosts had not seen it!
It was an amazing couple of nights– out late and completely comfy and joyful. I woke up today late, which felt as amazing as the sleepiness that took over my body last night as I went to bed at 4:30am… Unfortunately another stomacheache kept me from continuing my weekend in the same fashion– as today was my church’s Beach Day that I was left with no choice but missing… But the day in has been good. I’m trying to learn that when my body says “stop,” I should take the opportunity and enjoy the day in instead of moping about feeling sorry for my cancelled plans. I tend to run my body into the ground, so at some times, it will need a rest. I don’t have to let it ruin my day.
It is also harvest time at my place as the tomatoes are ripening by the day, with any remaining green ones being ready to experiment with and enjoy this new flavor! The corn is ready and needs to be collected as well, which I may do tonight if my stomach lets up.
Finally, returning to something I haven’t talked about in a bit, here are the first two audio clips from my 52 Songs in 52 Weeks project! This project has been slightly neglected, but I’ve been doing a little singing every week, although perhaps not as seriously as I’d intended. That said, I’m still committed to working through this list (and there’s still room for suggestions– which continue to trickle in!). I might post an updated list soon, not sure.
Also, I did not realize that I cannot post mp3’s directly, as WordPress only makes this available with a space upgrade, which is not in the budget right now. So if you want to listen, I’ve put these in .pps format so you can download them to listen. I’m much happier with the second track than the first, but part of this journey is about honesty and being fearless enough to try new things, even if imperfectly– so without further ado:
(Goffin/King; from Carole King’s 1971 Tapestry album)
Cheek To Cheek
(Berlin; from the movie Top Hat as performed by Fred Astaire, 1935)