Saturday Serendipity, 4 February 2017


Self care, art, and audiobooks were all on my screens this week…

Shakespeare was right, after all. Science now tells us that sleep does clean-up in our brains, and may help us to forget what we don’t need to remember.

I’m a certified audiobook addict–just ask anyone who rides in my car with me. Over at Modern Mrs. Darcy, Anne Bogel gives you all the hints about how to listen to audiobooks for little or no cost.

It’s apparently true that your life flashes before your eyes when you’re dying. But not necessarily in the way we thought.

From the files: How To Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To. I needed this this week. Plus, bonus kitten pic!

A Simple 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain. Compelling advice from

Ice cream? Breakfast? Yes, please.

No doubt you already suspected that time spent on social media can make us jealous, as well as anti-social.

One of my family’s fave museum’s is the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It’s the home of Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture (you might have to be of a certain age to know how famous it is!). The sculpture is being lovingly restored so it can be re-displayed indoors


Earlier this week I realized that I hadn’t made Beef Stroganoff in the 10+ years since we left Virginia. So I picked up some steak, made this classic Betty Crocker Beef Stroganoff recipe, and served it over Mrs. Miller’s Old Fashioned Egg Noodles. It was amazing, but since it’s so rich, I’ll probably only make it one more time this winter. Already I can’t wait.

On the blog this week: Making a home is pretty important to me, and things got awfully loud at our house last weekend.

Happy Saturday!


February 3rd Words

Journal:  420 words

Long fiction: 1016 words

Short fiction: 0

Non-fiction: 0 words

Blogging: 314 words

Exercise: 45 minutes exercise bike, crunches

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