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inspired by Li Bai

Resting at the foot of a mountain
in a different place each day;
A new location
different flowers,
maybe a creek
I’ve yet to meet.
The breeze carries petals
across the pages
of another book
I return to the mountain
slightly different.
And the mountain?
The mountain stays the same.

2021 Reading Challenge – March Recap and Week 14

Now that it’s April, we’re just over 25% of the way through 2021. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you might have noticed that I didn’t post a monthly recap for my progress on my 52 Books in 52 Weeks 2021 Reading Challenge. Well… here it is!

Chocolate Dipped Clementine Madelines

Today, I’d like to share with you a recipe for madelines that I found on Pinterest and modified a little bit. The Pinterest link for this recipe doesn’t seem to be working right now, so I can’t say anything about the source for the basic cookie recipe. I can tell you, however, that madelines aren’t really cookies at all. They’re little French cakes!

London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review

About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage I bought to make my move from Seattle to St. Louis, and it’s about time I followed through! All in all, I would say that this luggage set was a really good investment (especially since I got it on sale). It’s durable, cute, and holds a lot more than I was expecting!

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 12

Wow, we’re already about 1/5 thru 2021! With lockdown still in effect, it’s really such a great year to be reading more. Even though I’ve slowed down with reading, I’m still 5 books ahead of schedule for my goal of reading 1 book a week for an entire year.

drip drop drizzle

drip drop drizzle plop
breathe in
breathe out
falling to the ground

drip drop drizzle plop
with skies a cloudy gray
drip drop drizzle plop

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 11

Reading Challenge – Week 11
It took me a while to finish these books, but I finally did it! Let me tell you, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a classic for a reason, and I’m already looking forward to reading it again! (I wonder if I can find a copy in French? 🤔

New City, New Me

How can you reach for your future if you’re still holding tight onto your past?