I think most of the Internet is looking longingly to Spring. As for me, I rather enjoy these dark days of winter. Perhaps this is because Houston only has a sprinkling of dark days interspersed with blasts of warmth and light. But I think the reason I love February is because there is still an element of hibernation, of layers and comfort foods and slow evenings. When I get home from work each evening, I huddle on the couch under a blanket -- sometimes with my laptop and sometimes with just the tv remote clutched in my chilly hand. And I feel okay about these non-productive times. Spring is coming. There will be time to run as fast as I can.
Last weekend was nonstop appointments and meetings and guests for dinner. So, this weekend I'm planning a whole lot of NOTHING. I might bake something. I might lay in bed Saturday morning until I'm bored with my phone AND my tv (can that even happen?). I might venture out to a souffle restaurant I'm following on Instagram. The world is my lazy oyster really.
For those of you wanting to join me in my cozy lethargy, here are a few good gems to while away your day:
- Only Billy Collins could celebrate the paper clip and the rubber band in a way that gets me in the feels. "My Father's Office, John Street, New York City 1953"
- I was doing some research on novelist Justin Cronin and found this interview fascinating. It's an interview about novel-writing -- how he does it, what he thinks is important, how he decides what to write about.
- Have you seen these tile stickers? I'm skeptical, but they look interesting.
- Can you guess the most popular class at Yale?
- I love the New York Public Library twitter account (@nypl). Often, they celebrate famous author's birthdays with a "where to get started" guide. Here's one they posted recently for Kate Chopin.
- I'm thinking these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes might be my weekend baking project. I love the Sally's Baking Addiction Instagram account -- it offered up the perfect bread bowl recipe on the very day I needed it!
- I LOVED this blog post on finding your voice as a women (and what men must do to help). This is written from a Mormon point of view, but it applies to women in a variety of patriarchal situations: “When people in the dominant group tell non-dominant groups they need to ‘step up’, it continues to lay the workload on marginalized groups.”
Okay guys, I'm off. I've been trying a 5 AM Crossfit class this week. I sort of like it, but I'm not sure I can ever fully get behind a wake up time in the the 4 AM range. It's just wrong. On so many levels. Have a great weekend! Eat lots o'carbs!