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5 Quick Things #227 💆♀️
painting on porches, protecting margins, craving silence, & breaking the sameness
Because I know you’re all on the edge of your seat about this… I officially began planting in the garden this past week and I couldn’t be happier to be back in the dirt! 👩🌾 I planted some potatoes, lettuce, onions, and carrots (using this weird method — we’ll see), and my baby tomatoes and peppers are starting to sprout indoors. Our last frost day is March 1 and we’ve already had some days in the 70s, so it’s admittedly a bit late to plant some of this stuff. But I don’t mind — I like experimenting and seeing what happens.
In other news, I’ve got the dog on the left side of me and the cat on the right, and both are wondering why I’m using my fingers to tap on a keyboard instead of to pet them. The dog’s giving me puppy eyes and the cat’s giving me evil eyes, and I just don’t know what to tell them. 🐶🐱 Sorry, animals… I’m typing.
5 Quick Things ☕️
1. 👉 New episode of A Drink With a Friend! 👈 As friends do, in this episode Seth and I come to table to talk about whatever. Like the nerds we are, we end up talking about Romantic poetry, the end of the world, and more. Pull up a chair and join in!
2. If you read one thing this week, let it be this. Beautiful.
3. “Margins on a page can seem like wasted space (wouldn’t it save trees if we wrote or printed across the whole page?), but all that blank space helps us to read and take in information. We need the blank spaces. We need moments when we get no input, no news, no videos, no memes, no opinions. We need moments when we space out, daydream, when our minds go blank.” Well said. (NYT)
4. I’ve never before thought of the cause of burnout being an oversaturation of sameness, but I completely resonated with this.
5. And finally, anyone want to renovate an abandoned 16th-century, 15-bedroom Italian palazzo filled with stunning frescoes? I’m busy with my own little fixer-upper cottage, but if you take the plunge, invite me over and I’m there.
Currently Reading, Watching, Listening 📚
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson
Bitter & Sweet — In Person! 🍋
Note: The date for this event has been changed due to inclement weather! ❄️ // If you’re in the Central Texas area, join me and my good friend Haley Stewart
this Thursday, February 24 next Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at Fabled Bookshop in Waco! We’ll talk about Lent, the liturgical calendar, Bitter & Sweet, and whatever else is on your mind — it’ll be a casual gathering with drinks and friends. It’s free! And I’d love you to be there.
“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”
— Edith Sitwell #
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Question For You to Ponder… 🤔
What was your favorite thing to play as a child? Is there a grown-up version of that you can do this weekend?
Have a great weekend,