Hiking in Colorado

MakingCreamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder. It’s SO good.
Drinking: Mexican Coke. It’s my weakness.
Reading: The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini
Coveting: This Bob Dylan print.
Listening: Shut Up and Dance / Walk the Moon
Watching: The Americans.
Smelling: Illume Enamelware Candle Tin in Vetiver Cedar.
Wishing:  For world peace? Only kidding, I would settle for a little inner peace though.
Enjoying: The lovely autumn weather. I unpacked my scarves this week, it was glorious.
Loving: These turquoise earrings from Elephantine Etsy shop.
Needing: To paint my dining and craigslist some extra furniture.
Feeling: A wee bit down lately, as we move into winter.
Wearing: ALL the flannel, including this scarf. It might snow tomorrow.
Wanting: Time Out Of Mind
Bookmarking: This Instagram project.
Aiming: To find a good direction and pace for this blog. It is where life and literature intersect, so I thought this post would be as good of a place to start as any.

How are you, dear readers? Please tell me you’ve been more productive than me lately.

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  • Annabel Smith

    OOh, nice post Rory, great format. The Heart Does Not Grow Back is an amazing title. On a similar topic, I just got Davy Rothbart’s book My Heart is an idiot. Is there something about the direction and pace of the blog you’re not feeling happy with?

    • Rory

      I think it’s my inconsistency more than anything else. I’m a planner, so I like to have things organized, but I just haven’t been able to do that here.

  • Naomi

    I’m still stuck on the soup. Almost worth getting on a plane..

    Also, I love this format for a post!

    • Rory

      Thanks. And you can so get on a plane, I’d feed you. 🙂

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    Oh my goodness, that soup sounds amazing. I am so with you on the flannel/plaid. I just bought the softest plaid scarf, and I have barely taken it off in the last two weeks. It goes with everything because most of my clothes are neutrals, and it’s so comfy!

    • Rory

      My clothes are too, so when I get a brightly colored scarf, it goes with everything.

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    Love those earrings! And what a cool Instagram project!!

    • Rory

      I have no idea where or when I’ll do it, but I want too!

  • Laura Frey

    I’m making that soup. Oh yes I am.

    You know, I tend to turn my nose up at “Currently” and “Lately” posts but I always read and often comment, which is more than I can say for other types of posts, so: off my high horse and gonna do one.

    • Rory

      I did too, for the longest time! But then I realized the same thing. If I like a blog, I’m always curious about the blogger too. As long as they’re not too often…

  • Kerri

    The soup sounds amazing! Love the post.

    • Rory

      It’s SO, SO good.

  • Kate @ booksaremyfavouriteandbest

    Ignoring the fact that I have sometimes sent you messages saying “Where are you?!” “What’s happening?!”, does it matter if you’re an irregular blogger? I don’t think so… Whatever you do, it must make you feel happy (as happy as a spring lamb).

    PS. I probably need those earrings in my life. Turquoise and aqua are my favourite colours after yellow.

    • Rory

      No. And I doubt it bothers anyone but me. I’m just such a planner that is goes against my nature to just let to lie.

      I will be as happy as a spring lamb…come spring. Winter and I are not friends. Turquoise is my favorite jewelry!

  • Shannon @ River City Reading

    Like you, I get strange about not being able to plan and feel off if I’m not following a set schedule with my blog, but I know from the other side of the fence that it doesn’t bother me on the blogs I read. I understand that life happens, too…so, I’m glad to see you back in any form.

  • maria helena

    Oh scarfs. I love scarfs. I need autumn and winter and more scarfs. Want to swap space with me for the next few months?

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