still recuperating with the broken shoulder. as i write this, it’s been just 19 days since i fell. it seems longer. i have to constantly remind myself to be patient – healing takes time. i can’t really expect much at this stage. still, i’m going stir crazy.
i finished Firefly Island by Daniel Arenson. it’s pretty good YA fantasy.
i started Alex Hollick: Origins by Andrew Downs. the opening chapters are quite dark, but i stuck it out. pt 2, the bloodbath ritual, includes all of part 1. not sure why it’s set up this way. both could have benefited by professional proofing and better dialogue, but they are entertaining albeit dark reads. pt 1 is better than pt 2.
i finished akitada and the way of justice. i continue to believe that i’d enjoy these more if i’d read at least one of the novels first. the writing is good. i’ll definitely check out the novels.
i started Vestal Virgin: Suspense in Ancient Rome by Suzanne Tyrpak and am enjoying it so far..
The Song of the Week
Good Things that Happened this Week
- good massage on Monday, then slept through the whole night
- got dressed and went over to my folks’ for a home cooked dinner. so nice to eat something that didn’t come out of a box!
- getting dressed is getting easier.
Round and About
Inspiration for the Week
“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko
Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace
had a chance to practice compassion with a bag girl at safeway this week. it’s easier to be compassionate with others if i’m compassionate with myself. one thing i’ve learned is to stop telling myself scary stories and to just go with the flow. things never turn out as awful as the scenarios my imagination can create.
My Favorites on Flickr this Week
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