On the Menu
This weekend I am going to try Blue Boar Inn Pork Tenderloin. It looks easy and delicious. It should make some nice leftovers, too.
My Instagram Post of the Week
So excited about this canvas!
I am fascinated with mountaineering. I don’t do it, mind you. I just enjoy reading about it. The avalanche on Everest this year was terrifying, but I hope the media attention will change conditions for the sherpas. They are the backbone of mountaineering in the Himalyas. The climbing season was over back in May or June, so I wasn’t expecting today’s news: Surprise Blizzard, Avalanches Kill Hikers in Himalaya Mountains.
The Song of the Week
Love love love The Weepies!
Good Things that Happened this Week
- Work was productive this week, and at moments, even fun. I completely missed Boss Day, but the cooks pulled my can out of the fire. They got a cake together and the kids made cards. I had told Dave that we wouldn’t be doing anything, but at the end of the day we had a surprise party for him. He enjoyed it!
- We had small turnouts at both my Toastmasters club, but that didn’t stop us from having really fun meetings. I learned that I have no idea about Mother Hubbard, and I should because she might be able to teach me some tricks for training Chinle.
- I had a nice dinner with my folks, before they head out to California to celebrate my aunt’s 90th birthday.
- Enjoyed sharing my love of journaling with one of the kids at work today. People always tell kids to journal about their feelings, but if you don’t show them how, it doesn’t work.
Round and About
Unstoppable Learning – I was so inspired when this aired on NPR. Glad to find the site where it is archived. Take a listen!
More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 10/12/14.
My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: First Line of the Week – Marian Babson. Great journaling prompt!
Inspiration for the Week
“Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.” ~Steven Pressfield
My Favorites on Flickr this Week
Click through on these to learn more about the artists.
The Birth of a Star at Twisted Sifter.
Storm over Daytona Beach at Twisted Sifter.
Follow the Leader at Twisted Sifter.
Autumn in Aomori at National Geographic
Rains in Africa from National Geographic
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