Why this Bluebird Sings
So, to fill the void – and to mix things up a bit… I’ve decided to start a weekly post where I share with you a little bit of what is making my life so darn wonderful at the moment. These are the little things in life that get me going…the books, the songs, the movies, the food, the everyday stuff that makes me happy. You know about the people I love. Now you can learn about the stuff I love as well.
In no particular order… here are the cherries on the top of this week’s wickedhappy sundae:
What I’m Listening to: Heartbeat City by The Cars. I dug this one out of the old CD collection after hearing this week that they are now recording a new album! Hurrah!! For years they’ve claimed a reunion would never happen, so this is a wonderful surprise to fans everywhere. I’ve been a huge fan myself since 9th grade when a friend first handed me a cassette tape of their iconic Greatest Hits album. Everyone has that one, right? I typically prefer British music, but these boys from Boston have always held a soft spot in my heart. Reunion projects tend to be awful or amazing. Crossing my fingers for amazing on this one. Oh by the way… my favorite Cars song ever? Just What I Needed.
What I’m Reading: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Science Fiction is not my usual reading choice, but this one is quite interesting. Written in 1985, this book has become a classic of sorts. It was recommended to me by a friend maybe fifteen years ago, and I’d forgotten all about it till I saw it featured on a “Staff Picks” rack at the local library. I’m not done yet, but so far…it’s pretty great.
Teaser from Wikipedia: Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind who have barely survived two conflicts with the Formics (an insectoid alien race also known as the "Buggers"). In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world's most talented children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are taken at a very young age to a training center known as the Battle School. There, teachers train them in the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room where Ender's tactical genius is revealed.
What I'm working on: Dan got me a box of estate jewelry on eBay (sight unseen). Some of the pieces are really fun, some need work, some are not for me... but overall, I see several projects that I can work on using the items (primarily necklaces) in that box. I'll show you my first project next week maybe.
What Inspires me: The Bible verse that is on my mind right now: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3)
Over the past week or so, I felt in conflict. Two friends were at odds with one another. I treasure each of these folks and was worried and stressed. This verse reminds me that I don’t need to fear. God has it all under control.
My Weekend Plans: Relax a bit, clean a bit, play with my fellas.... Savor the loveliness of a weekend with no real agenda on the books. I hope you also have a beautiful weekend ahead.
Full Disclosure: My opinion is not for sale. I am not being paid to say anything to you about any of the items mentioned above. Any and all wickedhappy content is written solely for my own amusement, and not for monetary gain. Rest assured, my taste in stuff is mine alone and is not subject to outside influence. If/when that changes, you will be the first to know.