Sunday Morning Coffee

Tribute Blend is back in season at Starbucks and I’m sipping on that this morning. I appreciate that it always comes back in time for the spring Readathon. Have you signed up for that yet? Just one more week!

It may seem a little out of place in this post, but I don’t think I could let this day pass without acknowledging the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. This morning I got up to watch the memorial service, which is still going on as a type this. It’s been a beautiful tribute.

  • Book shelf curtain — I’m considering doing this with my bookshelves in the study. I find it difficult to concentrate when I am in there because of the cacophony of books and I wonder if this might help.
  • This recipe for spaghetti alla puttanesca with zucchini noodles showed up on Pinterest and I will definitely be making it this summer. Also, courgette is a lovely word.
  • Karen was talking about Pinterest over on her blog, and it made me think maybe I should share a board with you all every once in a while. It’s been terrific for me to put boards together for garden projects, writing, and Desire Mapping. If you want to rest your brain a little, take a look at my peaceful (core desired feeling) board.
  • Leesa wrote about her love for Outlander. YES.
  • I look back fondly on the time that I spent living alone, cooking for one, and just getting by. It was a special time. Very different and sometimes a little lonely, but when I think about those days I smile. And I think of Stracciatella alla Romana and whipping up a tiny pot of that late in the evening.
  • Where No One Should Go — I listened to this story, frozen and prostrate on my bed in the middle of the night. It’s simultaneously terrifying and awe-inspiring. Thinking about things like extreme depth, claustrophobic spaces, and endless darkness really affects me, so the deepest kind of deep-sea (cave) diving is one of the worst things I can imagine. But listen. It’s good.
  • Kathryn shares gold overheard at AWP 2015.
  • Recently I ran into a situation that left me googling things that lead me to articles about the anxiety of unanswered email.
  • I’ll leave you with this.
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4 Replies to “Sunday Morning Coffee”

  1. Whenever I used to have a LOT of books (I’ve purged and decluttered and only keep my favorites now, plus I’m an avid reader via e-reader), I had to hide my bookshelves in my closets. I get so overstimulated and distracted by full bookshelves. The curtains would be a great idea if I had large shelves!

  2. Wasn’t President Clinton’s speech amazing? Tears.
    I just started book two of the Outlander series and loving! So many questions!!! I’m headed over to read Leesa’s post.

    1. Eee! Please report back on what you think about it!

      I can’t remember if I mentioned it before, but I think you know one of my good friends/former co-workers — Amanda H. from your church. Small world 🙂 Well, small town. Norman is tiny outside of the university.

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