Creativity Fix, 4/16/12

This week and weekend have been great fun. The semester is rapidly coming to a close, which makes me a little sad–I adore what I’m doing now and my plans for the summer are still materializing. Big changes on the horizon, in any case. Some nifty things:

  • Received John Baxter’s The Most Beautiful Walk in the World and Amy Thomas’ Paris, My Sweet
  • Swooned over Thomas’ blog about sweets. Swooned, I tell you. If I could find a compelling reason to review dark chocolate on this blog, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
  • Spent some time in my hammock revising some freelance work and reading. Blissologist Eoin Finn–and his idea of hammock enlightenment–is who I cite to justify all my hammock-based editing. I love the part with the hugs! So cute!
  • Journaling. Though I admit to being a little slipshod there this week. 🙂
  • More Mandy Ingber yoga.
  • Mentoring and tutoring. These are some of my last meetings with my students, so I’m collecting feedback & thinking about assessment.
  • Listened to Louis Armstrong on Pandora. If you haven’t seen Ken Burns’ PBS special on jazz, which spends a lot of time on Armstrong’s music, you should watch it. Just wonderful.
  • Received word that one of my submissions to an online literary journal has been accepted!
  • This weekend we had a local festival and garden tour. I spent most of Saturday and Sunday wandering around some really lovely gardens. My favorite was a gorgeous French-inspired courtyard garden. I think I’ll give that one it’s own post later this week, but here are some of the other gardens. The weather was perfect.

    So pretty!

I can't remember which house this is from!

Pretty front yard garden

Some azaleas


Koi pond.