right now

Processed with VSCOcam with f1 presetApologies for the quietude around here, friends. I’m knee-deep in week three of juggling two jobs (it’s been nothing but fun so far, honest), but I figured it’d be good to hit pause on this whirlwind and tell you what’s going on right. now.

Eating: Cherry tomatoes from the garden, pizza burritos and these smoothies, all day everyday. Except on Sunday when, in celebration of gutter-cleaning accomplishments, I made these vodka tonic slushies (tremendously refreshing) and my favorite oven-fried chicken. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m sort of a stickler about Sunday supper!

Reading: Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner and am digging it so far. If you haven’t read Stegner, and you like Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, Edward Abbey or the American West in general, I highly recommend starting with Angle of Repose.

Saddened by: This MPR News investigation into the clergy-led sex abuse cover-up that’s going on in St. Paul is wholly absorbing and so completely maddening. All four parts warrant a read.

Watching: FAR too many George Jones/Tammy Wynette YouTube vids via my new Chromecast. (That thing is slick, btw!) Once I start, I just can’t stop.

Listening to: Tom T. Hall’s “Ballad of Forty Dollars” album. Tom T.’s always good when I’m feeling worn and in need of a little pick-me-up.

Planning: Our week-long stay at the cabin! I’ve been researching nearby supper clubs and paddling day trips, but I’m most excited to just be up there and RELAX. To further this mission, I treated myself to a patriotic float AND a new hammock!



2 thoughts on “right now

  1. Ugh, god, I’m devouring that clergy sex abuse article right now and I’m sickened. My family has personal nasty experience with one of these priests, Kapoun. I knew some of it but my mom told me much more in the past couple months when all the names were released. Thanks for the heads up on this. P.S. Are you not on facebook??

    • It’s hard to stopping reading once you start, isn’t it? The levels of wrong-doing go so deep. I’m so sorry to hear your family was impacted directly, especially in light of the fact it MAY HAVE BEEN PREVENTABLE. Re: Facebook, I’ve never been on it! Hope to see you around soon (And thanks, as always, for reading.)

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