Thursday, July 21, 2011

Up, Down, and All Around

Glossy Green Leaves

Looking Down Again

Hey Bunny

Greetings, my darlings!  I’m getting a little hooked on these Thursday lists; it’s a nice way to look back at my week and pick out the highlights.  And that’s really the way it works: I pick out the best stuff easily and quickly, but the un-best stuff is harder to put my finger on.  I’m grateful for that, the ease with which I remember the good stuff and forget the bad.  It helps that I’m reluctant to dwell too much on things like work stress or the heat, which are fairly constant for me right now.  I have so many good moments and people in my life, and I like to remind myself of them.

Let’s do this!

On the Up side of things:

* Being open to uncertainty, to possibility.  Feeling ready for what’s next.

* Writing.  It does something magical for me, even if the only one reading the words is me.

* Serendipitous photo opportunities.  I love rabbits!  They are furry, adorable, twitchy, nervous little creatures, which makes them terrible subjects for photo-taking.  But sometimes, as you can see above, it works out.  Hi, Fluffy!

* Peaches!  The peaches this summer have been very, very good.  Peaches and nectarines are my favorite summer fruits (though I am, of course, reluctant to choose), so I am especially happy when they are particularly good.

* Working on recipes.  I’ve got a black bean dish in the works and a cookie recipe I want to share here.  I like having ongoing projects—it makes me feel productive and optimistic.

* Phone calls, long ones and short ones, with good friends.  I really do have the best friends.

* The public::bookstore blog and in particular, this gorgeous post.

Looking Down on things:

* Feeling insecure this week about things that are pretty darn solid.  Matt blames it on the full moon.  Perhaps this is really an issue of transferring anxiety about one area of my life to another?  Do you do this too?  Or am I just crazy?

* {SPOILER ALERT!}  True Blood keeps killing my favorite characters!  First Longshadow from way back when, now Franklin.  Franklin made me laugh.  I’m gonna miss that crazy vampire.

* Patience.  I need more of it.

Have a good weekend, dear readers!  I wouldn’t mind spending my weekend sipping a cocktail in a garden with this kind of beauty:

Trellis

Gorgeous, no?

2 comments:

Chrissy (The New Me) said...

BUNNY! What a great snap!

I always have a hard time with the -'s too. I think this is an okay problem to have. :)

Rosiecat said...

Thanks, Chrissy! I agree about the -'s: I'm glad that I'm a glass-half-full person. I'd rather be optimistic and risk disappointment than never open myself up to adventure, joy, and possibilities. xoxo