Hello, sweet friends!
I am participating in a new series hosted by my friend Sheila at Making the Most of Every Day. “Read, Watch, Listen and Follow” is something like the “Currently” posts I have shared but with a little narrower focus. Let’s get right to it.
Read: You might recall this post I shared recently with the books I am reading. You might also recall that I am a slow reader. So guess what? I am still reading but have almost finished Gone in a Heartbeat by Neil Spector, M.D. Less than 50 pages to go.
I am also reading on Giddy Up, Eunice by Sophie Hudson, an inspirational and encouraging book about friendship among women and Eleanor’s Story by Eleanor Ramrath Garner, children’s fiction about an American family in Germany during World War II. And there’s that short stack (mmm, pancakes!) of books on how to write children’s books that I am hoping to begin reading next week. And applying toward writing my own book.
And this postcard came in the mail yesterday.
Such a beautiful message from my daughter Brennyn. I think this is something I will be rereading for sometime to come.
Watch: Our TV is on at night but I don’t watch it much. It serves as background noise more than anything. When I am home, I go almost all day without turning the TV on. But my PC loves TV and movies. Right now we are “watching” the Denver Colts-Carolina Panthers football game on NBC.
I have two fantasy football teams. Los Chicharones and the Pale Pink Porkbellies. Will be watching football all fall. Missing my man Peyton this year. He was always my first round draft pick.
This Tuesday I finished up “Bachelor in Paradise”. And this coming Monday I will start watching “Dances with the Wolves”. Oh my, did I really type that there. Pardon me, that’s what we call it in the privacy of our own home. I meant to say “Dancing with the Stars”.
And best of all, this weekend I will be watching this little girl.
Lucia, Lauren and Francisco are coming down from Albuquerque for the weekend. I. Can’t. Wait.
Listen: I am listening to The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkes in an audio book…so much easier for me than reading-reading.
I am aware I am that last woman on earth to read this book. That and What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, which I also have on audio book but haven’t begun yet.
In preparation for the kids’ visit, I am, of course, cleaning house. Which means I am listening to my records. You read that right. Records. Vinyl. The original format for listening to music. About ten years ago, Lauren gave me a record player for my birthday. I love to listen to my oldies but goodies when I clean.
One of my all-time favs is John Denver’s “Back Home Again”.
There’s a great song called “Grandma’s Feather Bed” on this album. Reminds me of nights when my girls and my dogs and my kitties would all pile in bed with me.
Follow: This prompt was tricky for me. What or whom do I follow? Hmm. I follow a number of bloggers including all of The Blended Blog gals (Deena, Shaunacey, Katie, Lana, Carrie, Whitney, Lisa, Alison, Andrea, Sarah, Abbie, Christy, Nicole, Sheila), individually and collectively.
I follow the word of God through my devotion. Right now I am completing Mary Clewley’s workbook Victorious Living: 101 Prayers and Praises.
It is perfect for a beginner at this devotion business like I am. We are asked to read three verses from the Bible, reflect on them in our own lives and write a prayer for each day’s theme. I have no experience writing or even speaking prayers…mine are always silent and private. The prayer-writing is a wonderful exercise.
I follow Fox News. And our local K-FOX. I follow a number of family and friends on Facebook. Family, friends and strangers alike on Instagram and Pinterest.
Most of all, though, I listen to my guy, not guy – GUT, gut instincts. I think about things as logically as an illogical kinda gal can. But when all is said and done…
It has misled me a time or two but all in all, I usually come out ok.
What are you reading, watching, listening to and following? Please share in a comment below.
Have a restful weekend, dear ones. Come back again, soon!
Hugs and kisses,