The Tuesday Currents

house points
Ten points to Ravenclaw for writing this blog post.

Rocking to… Spotify playlists

Laughing About… Wood Sprite’s social commentary, spot-on as ever; also the ending of Days of Future Past, which delighted me so much I had to watch it again.

Drinking… water

Reading… Slasher Girls & Monster Boys and Daredevil comics

Writing… WNBA blogs, addiction treatment and symptom blogs, marketing blgs, soccer blogs, hockey blogs, Boo to You, Mrs. Robinson, web landing pages… all kinds of stuff. NAPOWRIMO is over and I am chagrined to report that while I completed it, most of my poems are short and filled with spring angst.

Seriously. Do these not sound like they were written by teenagers?

6. Over-Socialized

forceful movement,

slugging through the constant grind


in the name of socialization,

killing me softly

(That’s how I am feeling today, incidentally! People kept looking at my RBF and asking what was wrong. Sigh. I was just too exhausted to turn on whatever it is I turn on.)

24. Facebook

time warp consumes

with oily keys,

sucking my soul

through the screen

That said, some of them gave a little insight.

23. To Georgie

Little lost chick

Barely even known,

But so deeply loved 

(Georgia O’Keefe, one of our chicks, died that day.)

25. Empty Fridge

Feeding your child

Offers relief from

A panic that shouldn’t exist

Watching… Daredevil and Jessica Jones on Netflix. I sure am loving these superhero TV shows, even though sometimes they drag and feel like an extended movie. Will I like The Flash as much? Or should I start Breaking Bad, Empire or Gotham next? Over the weekend, we also watched Goosebumps with Wood Sprite (she loved it, we did not) and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which I would have paid to see in theaters multiple times had I known how it would end. I want to go back in time and pat the me who raged, seethed and boiled over Last Stand and whisper, “This, too, shall pass.” The Sara who lamented about not being able to watch the kind of X-Men (my love!) films that so many Marvel fans get to see with Avengers films has been placated. Bring on those X titles!

Planning… Lots and lots of swimming and very little else for the summer! Wood Sprite is going to one-week camps, one of them a full day and the other half. Other than that, we are spending out summer reconnecting after the hectic whirlwind that was this year.

Making… Harry Potter House Points! Indy is a Slytherin, Wood Sprite is a Gryffindor, I am a Ravenclaw and the pets all make up Hufflepuff (although our cats would definitely object to that if they knew, considering that most of them are Slytherins). We just bought clear vases at the Dollar Tree and printed House crests. Right now they have gumballs in them but we will be buying plastic jewels. We get points for doing good deeds, not yelling, winning games, etc. At the end of each month, the winning house gets to select a trip or treat!

Wanting… This semester to END. I am SO looking forward to more family time this summer! I’m just not looking forward to air conditioning bills.

Monday’s Music

You may not know me as a country music fan, and it’s true that I’m not generally a fan of newer country music songs. Growing up, I loved me some Reba, Garth, Conway and Patsy. I heard this song while waiting at the dentist’s office and it grew on me. Later, when I discovered that lyrics are largely Bob Dylan’s and the music is reminiscent of a rock song that is one of “our” songs, I just figured that’s why I enjoy it so much. Also? Hootie is still pretty cute.😉

What are you up to this week, readers? I’m writing my usual sports pieces plus 10 extras, some site landing pages and a few articles about addiction. We’re also going to watch family members race go-karts, taking a Humane Society class with 4-H, heading to a tween meetup, and letterboxing with Scouts. I hope to touch up some cabinets and write a chapter of Boo to You before spending Saturday with my parents and sisters, then Sunday I’ve got my fingers crossed for some Mother’s Day swimming and Ted Drew’s. I hope you have a great week.


The Tuesday Currents

Succulent in mugs!
Succulent in mugs!

Rocking to… Spotify playlists

Laughing About… Being goofy with Indy

Drinking… lemonade

Reading… Hands-Free Mama, Let It Snow, Dr. Who and X-Men comics

Writing… WNBA blogs, health blogs, travel blogs, soccer blogs, hockey blogs, NAPOWRIMO, press releases, web landing pages… all kinds of stuff

Watching… Daredevil on Netflix. I cannot get enough Daredevil. I would watch all day if I could, but… life. In fact, I keep finding excuses to watch. “I need to fold laundry/ make laundry soap so I might as well watch while I do that…”

Planning… Next year’s planner (I always say that I’ll design my own and I finally am working on it), camping with Scouts, parties for friends, Mother’s Day for my mom, new animal pens, new fencing, house painting… so much! Plus the usual field trips, play dates, classes, that sort of thing.

Making… Karine’s April Drawing Challenge, our garden (tomatoes, broccoli, radishes and peppers so far, along with surprise carrots and strawberries from last year’s planting!), container flowers (with succulents in tea cups!), all kinds of things.

Wanting… Summer to be here in full swing. We plan on lots of swimming, working on the house and a couple of camps and not much else this year!


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