cabin fever strikes

Sunday, February 1, 2015

There is nothing like a hard week of an absentee husband, a couple snow days and delays, and just all around routine mix-ups to make you reevaluate everything in your life and second-guess all of your decisions as a mother, wife, and woman of the 21st century.

Here are the things keeping me grounded this week:

 

30-days-of-yoga-day-30-700x4001) Yoga with Adriene: Adriene is my favorite at-home yoga teacher, and right now I’m working through her 30 days of yoga. Babies and puppies make it more of a challenge than I would prefer, but at least I’m getting a work-out.

 

 

 

netflix-Peaky-Blinders

2) Peaky Blinders: Tom Hardy. Cillian Murphy. 1920s British gangsters. I can’t stop with this show. It’s spectacular.

 

127493) Proust: I undertook Proust as part of my 2015 Reading Challenge with a great amount of trepidation. I figured it would be too esoteric for my tastes. I just finished Beloved by Toni Morrison, and while I can appreciate some of the beauty of her writing, I just wasn’t impressed by the book as a whole. I didn’t enjoy it, that’s for sure. I figured Proust would be just be another tedious checkmark on my challenge list. To my surprise, I’m loving it. His words flow off the page like music. He’s funny, insightful, and even though he’s prone to writing sentences of despairing length, I am quite enjoying my time with Swann’s Way.

 

 

 

4) This song:

 

5) Jonathan Martin is back writing again. He’s as brilliant as ever, and I have missed his voice in my life. I spent a good portion of a morning this week weeping through his posts. If you don’t have time to read them all, just read these two: Into the Abyss and Learning to Breathe.

“No longer sitting at the head of Christ’s table with the people who decide who is or is not worthy to receive from it, I was the one in need to be loved and accepted. I was given a place at a table that was not my own. I was the wounded one, being offered bread and wine I did not deserve. There was no hope or expectation that my new friends would see Jesus in me—only an opportunity to see Jesus animated in the faces of my friends, these icons of grace.” – Jonathan Martin

 

What are the things keeping you grounded this week? What are the things breathing fresh life into your stale cooped up winter days?

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