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Another Slice

It's that time again. . . to share a little slice of my life.  Right here.  Right now.


Right Now, I am . . .

Watching the weekend's big snow dump melt away. 

Reading  Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music. This is related to my recent grant-writing flurry (which is still in progress, by the way), but is quite an enjoyable book anyway.  Just finished Leaving the Atocha Station.  Now I'm trying to decide which book to open next. . .

Knitting  a no-name cardigan from the SMC Select Tweed Deluxe booklet (#1820, to be specific) with some pretty significant modifications from the written directions.  I think it'll be worth it.  (I think.)

Listening to Eva Cassidy

Thinking about looking into a iPad app called "Knit Companion."  A couple of co-workers at the yarn shop are raving about it, so I might check it out.  (Thoughts?)

Dreading  all the undone chores piling up during this crazy-busy period of my life.  Ugh.

Planning my own version of March Madness.  Stay tuned. . .

Excited about three upcoming garden conferences!

Happy because both of my kids will be home for their respective spring breaks this year.

Humming Dear Rosemary (Foo Fighters, Wasting Light), can't seem to get rid of this one. . .

Drinking Coffee.  Lots of coffee.

Itching to finish a sewing project I started a couple of weeks ago. . .

Needing to do my taxes.  Ugh.

Organizing . . . well. . . not much right now.  Just keeping track of my calendar and my work is all I can handle!


Grieving Sarkozy Bakery.  This community fixture (where I buy my bread and the occasional cookie) burned down over the weekend.  This is a beloved local business here in Kalamazoo and will be missed. So. Much.  (My photo of the bakery was taken last summer.)

Inspired by Pinterest.  (Maybe a little too much.)

Cooking the usual standards, at the moment.  But looking forward to diving into a new cookbook I just picked up:  Pam Anderson's Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals.

Watching the Academy Awards.  I love the dresses (of course). . . but this year, I enjoyed the whole show.  Maybe it's because I actually saw most of the nominated movies this year, or maybe I just like Billy Crystal, or maybe it was Ellen DeGeneres and the JCP commercials.  Not sure. . . but isn't the little pup from The Artist just about the most darling creature ever?


Delighted by a little moss plant I picked up at the health food store when I stopped in for calcium tablets.

What's happening for you. . . right now?