Just Life

Currents | March 2014.

…is anyone else feeling like 2014 is a blur?  We’re about to turn the page on yet another month. I have a feeling April and May are going to speed by too, but before that happens, I want to capture what the last few days of March are looking like.

waterlogged from Tuesday’s morning walk

Choosing quiet, dark early time. I’ve really struggled with the time change this year. I’m finally starting to get back some of the energy I usually feel for the day but it’s still a conscious choice each morning to get out of bed so I have the time I need to journal and study.

Hoping spring is finally here.

Planning our sixth visit to Beaufort, South Carolina. We skipped last year (too much wedding preparation to allow a weekend away); will be fun to see what’s new…and what’s still the same.

Enjoying the Women in the Gospels bible study we’re doing at church through Lent. This is the first study like this we’ve done – women only, led by one of our women pastors. There’s nothing like a thought-provoking bible story to foster meaningful discussion.

Reading more than usual. After Tuesday’s post, I got completely sucked into finishing The Orchid House; happy tears through the ending! Now I’m determined to finish A Wedding in December before the next round of book club books starts. I’m also savoring When Women Were Birds and slowly re-reading Thomas Moore’s The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life.

Knitting the same things I shared last week, although there has been noticeable progress on Tsubasa (all I have left is neck and arm bands and two seams) and the first linen scarf (I’ve got a 2″ ball of yarn left to knit on the first one). Wednesday I started a Traveling Woman (this is my fifth!) for my prayer pal at church and yesterday I bought yarn for and started another Sundry. This one is for a friend whose husband passed away on Wednesday. It makes me happy that I can create something beautiful to show these women how much they mean to me.

Watching nothing. Marc was away this week and I never turned on the TV. I will be watching Mad Men and Mr. Selfridge…maybe even in real time!

Listening to a backlog of Dinner Party Download and Selected Shorts podcasts. I now have about a dozen podcasts that I listen to regularly and I’m finding it hard to stay caught up. I also have five or six weeks of Craft Lit (Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South) waiting, too.

Eating kale and avocados, strawberries and greek yogurt (and a little less popcorn).

Drinking red wine (still). coffee (of course). and more water.

Wearing my pajamas, but it’s nearly time to get changed for yoga… and once I finally get dressed (hopefully before lunch), I’ll wear black jeans, a chambray shirt and my Meadow shawl.


  • Bonny

    I don't have a smart phone, but have been tempted just so I could use waterlogged. That is a lovely photo, and quite an ambitious list. My husband has also been away this week and I could barely tear myself away from The West Wing on Netflix, knitting, and reading far into the night.

  • margene

    It is true what they say about time. The quickness of time becomes more apparent as I age.It's one reason I love listening to podcasts or books is the ability to do something else at the same time. It's a way of optimizing ones life. Knitting for friends in need is one of life's purest joys.

  • Lydia

    yea, I can't believe that april is right around the corner. am enjoying finishing up my last two pullovers, and looking forward to spring/summer knitting.

  • Kym

    I rarely turn on the tv. But I do watch a few things on my iPad from time to time. (Mad Men and Mr. Selfridge definitely show up on my watch-list!) I hope you enjoy a wonderful spring — filled with all your favorite things!