this was a good week

Selfie, taken with my desktop computer in my new office, Thursday, December 13th, 2018.

Selfie, taken with my desktop computer in my new office, Thursday, December 13th, 2018.

This was a good week! Here’s why:

• I’m finally getting over my cough, we’ll be officially done moving this weekend, and my office is all set up and ready to go. It’s nice for Chookooloonks HQ to have a permanent home again. (You can see a tour of my tiny little set-up here.)

• I’ve been so focused on setting up the house, I haven’t really gotten into the Christmas spirit yet — but my lovely friend Andrea’s sweet, short video might just get me there.

The illustrations of the Great British Baking Show are just gorgeous.

This Snoopy and his real flying doghouse makes me happy.

This record-breaking cherry blossom tree made entirely of LEGOs is just fantastic. (That it lights up is the icing on the cake!)

This dancer is mesmerizing.

• And finally, for today’s soundtrack, and oldie but a goodie: Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the magic of the pentatonic scale. There’s something about the pentatonic scale — the scales “were developed independently by many ancient civilizations—an indication that pentatonic scales are based upon a naturally occurring phenomenon,” according to Wikipedia — and this amazing video illustrates this beautifully.

Click here or the image below to watch and listen.

With that, have a wonderful weekend, friends. See you next week.


don’t forget your holiday gift for yourself: create.2019

Thanks so much to all of you who have already registered for my brand new ecourse, create.2019! If you haven’t already registered, I hope you’ll join me: in this new e-course, you’ll receive exercises and prompts helping you reflect on 2018, dream about what you want 2019 to look like, and make a plan to set those dreams in motion.

It’s the perfect gift for yourself. Only US$ 60, no matter where it the world you are.

I hope you’ll join me, friends. Registration closes Friday, December 28, 2018.

Let’s #makelight together for 2019.