For my 300th post here on Simply Enough, I thought I’d try something fun: write exactly three hundred words about what’s been happening since we last talked.
Since time is my constraint, I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. Rather, I’ve been keeping busy with my job at Luther College and working on the fourth draft of my book (the copy-edited version), among other things.
Here’s what I want to tell you about the last few weeks:
My family returned safely—and tired—from their adventures in Europe. It was great to see them and hug them and receive Belgian chocolate and a beautiful Midori TRAVELER’S notebook.
I finished reading The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. It was one of those books that pulls you in and inspires you so much that you hate to see it end. So I went to the library to borrow Gilbert’s first novel, Stern Men. I’m reading it now. I’m also reading UBUNTU Contributionism by Michael Tellinger. World-changing stuff.
Todd and I went to see American Sniper and The Imitation Game. I loved the latter. My husband wrote a Huffington Post article about the former. I’ll post it here when it is published.
Then it got cold and snowy. I did some shoveling, but mostly left that rigorous activity to Todd, since he volunteered. Instead, I snuggled up inside with my manuscript and got through the first nine chapters.
Three days ago, it warmed up. I bought snowshoes. They’re pink.
I’ve been tromping around Palisades Park ever since.
On Thursday, I saw Selma. I had to sit through the credits because I couldn’t move—and I was weeping.
Best. Movie. Ever.
I bought the soundtrack today. I’m obsessed with “Glory.”
Yesterday, my friend Johanna sent me this (via StoryPeople):
Made my day.