As Winter Comes
celebrating ++ the close of a catalog project that might have killed me if it went on any longer. The arrival of an amazing new teacher at my yoga studio. The arrival of winter (happy solstice!). The whole season. The arrival of issue 2 of Hellbent, the literary magazine I edit and co-founded. Check out the winter issue here!
writing ++ story pitches. Editorial comments. Strongly-worded emails. A plan for 2016—still.
wondering ++ How it can be the week of Christmas. I know, we all say it. But I started to compile some pieces for a post to recap the year and was shocked by what I remembered. All that happened this year!? All that happened less than 365 days ago!? Time is a weird thing.
reading ++ Beneath the Bonfire. The Alchemist (a little bit at a time). Attachments. Yoga books on yoga books on yoga books.
practicing ++ my breathing. Specifically, how to use it to refrain from causing bodily harm to people who frustrate me lately.
eating ++ blandly. Not sure of the culprit behind my weekend stomach bug, but I spent the entire day Saturday sicker than I've been in years. Rather than tempting fate, I'm sticking to rice and apples.
burning ++ Cozy Cabin.
watching ++ Gilmore Girls, because once you start you just can't stop. Some Christmas movies, but still not Home Alone—sorry Michael. Maybe later in the week. But mostly, Love Actually and The Holiday. Oh, and cheesy ABC Family Christmas movies (Why no Holiday in Handcuffs this year, Netflix?!
listening to ++ Serial season 2. Trans Siberian Orchestra, because it's the only Christmas music I can stand this year. (I'm not a Grinch; I'm just not interested.)
wearing ++ Ugg boots, because it finally feels cool enough to wear them and it not be ridiculous. Some days, at least.
reminding ++ you that next Tuesday is the last of the month—and the year! Don't forget to join us for Training for Tuesday, the last of 2015. (I know Steph & Jana are hosting a special link up the same day, so feel free to post early and link up Tuesday, or double up if you like!)
wanting ++ to go see this!
organizing ++ My emails, because if it's not a color-coded inbox, it is a useless inbox. My Christmas presents. I still haven't wrapped a single one of them. Some of them still haven't been taken out of their shipping packaging. At lot has changed around here...
What are you up to?