So after a tough month, weather-wise (snow in March is never welcome, y'know?), it appears that March is . . . going out like a lamb! Fine by me!
Here's what's happening in my life . . . RIGHT NOW.
Watching . . . I'm re-watching Season 5 of Mad Men on Netflix right now in preparation for Season 6 (which begins on April 7). I love to watch little Sally Draper . . . who is roughly the same age in the show as I was in real-time. I'm always telling Tom . . . "I had those exact sheets!" "I had those very shoes!" "I had a locket just like that." (He humors me.) (And, of course. There is Don.) I'm also planning to check out Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece Theater this Sunday night.
Reading . . . There are so many excellent books out there! My to-read list is growing ever longer, and I lament my lack of reading time. Right now, I'm enjoying Frances and Bernard immensely (this is an epistolary novel - letters - based on the correspondence of real-life authors Flannery O'Connell and Robert Lowell), and I'm also reading David Copperfield, my favorite Dickens of all time. (Frances and Bernard is very short, and should be a quick read. I, however, am savoring it slowly. The writing is such a delight!)
Knitting . . . I'm doing an informal "knit-a-long" with some of my Kalamazoo knitting pals. We're each making ChicKnit's Elisbeth cardigan (short sleeve version). I'm actually a couple more repeats into the knit than the photo (above) shows. It's a bit of a slog, I'll admit. But I'm having fun with the cables. I'm also knitting a spring-color version of this shawl. And trying not to get too carried away with not-wool inspiration from this or this.
Listening to . . . Buena Vista Social Club. They just make it feel like the sun is shining . . .and you're enjoying a gin and tonic . . . on the patio.
Thinking about . . . Priorities. Setting them. Having them. Living them. Life is full of options.
Dreading . . . Some dental work toward the end of April. Ugh. But not really much else right now. (I'm in a good place this spring.)
Humming . . . Songs about sunshine. Good Day Sunshine. You are the Sunshine of My Life. Walking in Sunshine. But this is the one that is stuck in my head (enjoy it old school and original). . .
Planning . . . Gardens! I have Big Ideas right now. Some of them have been in-the-making for a couple of years. This year . . . It Is Time. (Get your diggin' shoes on, Tom!)
Celebrating . . . So very many things. My birthday is tomorrow. Jenny's leash restriction is over. I'll be picking up my Mac later today. Sunshine and mid-50s in the forecast. (I'm ignoring the snow that is also in the forecast.)
Drinking . . . Oberon. (The Bell's Oberon release date is always like a birthday present to me!)
Itching to . . . Dig. Not wear a coat. Get a pedicure. Wear my flip-flops. Sit outside in the sunshine.
Needing to . . . Finish my taxes. I have started. And, like they say. . . Once begun, half done. So I must be at least half done by now!
Organizing . . . The prime organization task on my to-do list is one I actually look forward to: Switching out my winter clothes for my lighter spring and summer fare. Can't wait! (And check out the little notepads I found at Target for my written organizational tasks. Love them!)
Inspired by . . . Surprises that are cropping up in my life. Just little things. . . that really ARE surprising, when you stop and think about it.
Delighted by. . . Sort of wish I hadn't found these. Because. . . YUM!
How about YOU? What's going on for YOU . . . right now?