Currently...

inspired by this product from rukristin... Watching: All the Star Wars! My partner Randall got the Google Play bundle that's got all 6 films and loads of special features. We've had many comfy geek out evenings during our crazy rain/flooding this past week.

Reading: As always, I'm reading too many books all at once. Wait, scratch that, it's never too many. I'm working my way through Hausfrau (written by my mom's friend), An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, and still (still!) intermittently plugging away at The Luminaries. However, I just finished Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy on the recommendation of my sister. I'd second it. It's a set of thoroughly entertaining supernatural fiction: A Discovery of Witches is the first one.

Listening: RabioLab - La Mancha Screwjob. Listening as Jad and Robert "pierce the spandex-ed heart of professional wrestling, and travel 400 years into the past to unmask our obsession with authenticity and our desire to walk the line between reality and fantasy." Terrific background sounds while I work on ...

Making: ... a 'home sweet home' cross stitch hanging! The pattern is from Emma Congdon's etsy shop: Stitchrovia, and I'm really enjoying it.

Feeling: Inspired with introspective creativity. Randall is all moved in, and the house is settled. My desk and my newly expanded craft space (photos soon!) are super welcoming. I've been working on the cross stitch, planning my next quilt, doing tarot readings for myself, and obviously writing more.

Planning: A new education opportunity! I've decided to enroll in UT's Non-Profit Management Graduate Certificate Program next month. It's pretty much everything that I'd hoped to learn from the Master's degree in Ireland that I didn't finish: fundraising, volunteer management, creating a board of directors, grant writing, capital campaigns, and leadership strategies. It's online, and will take about 3 months, so I'll need to carve out time around work and friends for studying. Come the end of summer - I will be able to help you or your contacts with your non-profit! I'm so jazzed!

Loving: The home that R and I have made. He moved into the house that I've been renting for the past 2 years, and we shuffled a few of the rooms around. It feels so welcoming and cozy, and full of love. Makes my heart happy.

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