I watch primarily PBS, and some of my favorites lately are these amazing shows:
Perfect Day, a spinoff of one of my other favorites, New Scandinavian Cooking.
Genealogy Roadshow...if you haven't watched it yet, you're missing out!
My reading mojo has been a little bit sporadic, but I've been plugging away at a few books:
I've really been enjoying this book. The writing is lush and evocative, and it's both moving and funny.
I love the individual quirkiness of the characters.
I've been thinking about so many things lately. My mind has been on fire, it seems! I've been pondering new creative pursuits, like embroidery, weaving, or something along those lines. I feel overwhelmed by my need to express myself creatively, so much so that I feel stuck. I've been thinking about my writing, the only creative outlet I've ever felt that I was any good at. I submitted my last post (10 great books written by women) to Thought Catalog, no expecting much, but they got back to me within a day and said they were going to publish it. That was a nice little surprise. It's not much, only a book list, but it makes me feel a bit more confident that I'm a not-bad writer. I'm planning to submit more articles to them, hopeful some that are more substantial.
Besides work, I've been studying diabetes and nutrition. My partner and I went to Goodwill (he was looking for a computer screen, and I was looking for ANYTHING), and I picked up a few books:
I bookmarked some recipes from the cookbook, and I'm studying the herbal guide to find some medicinal herbs for lowering blood sugar. Diabetes is a complicated disease, with a lot of things to consider. I need to be so watchful, not just of my diet, but also of my sleep, my oral health, and my fitness levels, as exercise is one of the most important treatments for diabetes. Since I've been taking medication and have changed my diet a bit (I still eat too many carbs), I'm already feeling better. It's amazing to me how insidious diabetes is; I had no idea how sick I was until I started feeling better. I have more energy than I've had in years, I'm no longer constantly thirsty, and my body doesn't ache as much as it used to. Feeling my body respond to the treatments gives me confidence that my health is now under my control.
What have you been up to?