Some things that made this week a good one:
• This week meant a return to routine after spring break -- and honestly? I find a bit of comfort in this. I loved being away and our concentrated family time, but there's something to be said to returning to life refreshed, ready to tackle things. Also? There's very little I like better than being deep in concentration in my little office, and it begins to rain outside. That happened this week -- total bliss.
• Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon weemba-wop-a-weemba-wop. And all is right with the world.
• This crystal-clear description of how blogging has changed over the years really made me think. In a good way.
• I'm a dog person. These photographs illustrate why.
• This guy's train set is INSANE. And seriously awesome.
• Marcus and I watched this Academy Award-winning documentary on Netflix this week, about the backup singers to some of the most famous bands and artists of our time. Inspiring (and a little heartbreaking) -- if you can get your hands on it, it's definitely worth the 90-minute watch.
• The light in these shots make me want to bust out my Hasselblad again.
• All over the world, people are feeling like a room without a roof. (Although I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed -- and skeptical -- when I didn't seen Trinidad & Tobago represented. So I did a search. And of course, my country came through.)
• Last week, I mentioned Xanthe's new course offering, Creating Tangible Time Capsules -- a wonderful way to create a tangible keepsake of your life. Well, it turns out that today's Xanthe's birthday, and instead of receiving gifts, she's giving one away -- so leave a comment below telling me something good that happened to you this week, and I'll pick one commenter to win a place in her upcoming class! I'll announce by updating this post on Monday -- one comment per person, please!
• It is entirely likely this Parmesan-roasted cauliflower may appear on my dinner table this weekend.
• And finally, for the song of the day, the following little video clip of Lisa Fischer. Lisa was one of the women featured on that documentary I mentioned above, and her voice is like molasses (which probably explains why she's sung backup on every Rolling Stones tour since 1989). Stunning.
On that decidedly soulful note, have a great weekend friends (don't forget to leave a comment to win a spot in Xanthe's class!).
update, tuesday, april 1st, 2014
Sorry I was late on the announcing friends -- according to Random.org, the winner of the spot in Xanthe's class is Christina, who said, "I started a collaboration blog with 2 of my oldest friends!"
Congrats, Christina! Keep an eye out on your inbox for an email from me. And thanks to all of you for your comments!