A Coffee and Some Spring-y Things Friday
Spring appears to be settling down across my corner of the prairies (barring any weekend snowfalls) and it is wonderful. I was at my parents’ farm the other day where Mom and I spent some time soaking up the warmth and the view from the back step of the house. I was reluctant to leave the company and the view when it came time for me to go to work.
I love the newness and freshness of spring. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the beauty each season has to offer, but by the time one season draws to a close I’m ready for the new-yet-familiar rhythms of the one around the corner. I’m ready now for bird songs, open windows, and seeing fields of brown give way to green.
Here are some other places I have spied spring this week:
- Over at The Bearded Idealist Stephen Haggerty started a series back in February (when we’re all ready for glimpses of spring!) called Things I Love. The intent is to share things that are right in the world, for it has been pointed out to us often what is wrong with it. To date you can learn about Stephen’s love of peanut butter, and his love of peace and quiet.
- Thanks to Andi Cumbo I’ve been enjoying a series at Slate.com by Mason Currey on the different Daily Rituals of creative folks. It has been a very interesting series, and there may be another book added to me “To Read” pile in the near future.
- I snuck into Starbucks simply to use a table to get some writing done this week (shocking, I know, that I did not also get a coffee), and I was treated to a free sample of their blended strawberry lemonade. My taste buds demand I get a proper sample size (no less than 16 oz.) next time.
- The Wednesday night Bible study group I’m a part of at my church started a series on detoxifying one’s soul. Guys, I don’t say this lightly -- it really is an answer to prayer. I’m looking forward to seeing how things unfold in class and in my life as a result.
Happy Friday, everyone! And thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I really do appreciate it.
*Photo Credit: David Joyce ©2008 (Flickr via Creative Commons)