Friday, March 22, 2013

Poetry for your Friday vol. 1

The Laughing Heart
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

-Charles Bukowski

I'm on the fence about Bukowski. Sometimes I think his writing is fantastic and other times I feel like he's whiny and pretentious. I supposed it depends on my mood. Today I seem to be I the right mood for him because this poem really spoke to me. I've been struggle with some life stuff, you know the normal 'who am I and where is my life going' so these words were a comfort today.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Recap of the last 3 weeks.

Sometimes you forget about the internet for three weeks.

1-3. Last Monday I woke up weirdly early and made french toast for my birthday. I found a recipe that used strawberries and blueberries. Perfect for welcoming the slightly warmer spring weather. 
4. Ben brought home a dozen of my favorite flowers that Sunday and they are blooming perfectly.
5. Ben's trying his hand at soap making his first batch is almost completely cured.
6. I sewed something! My mother in law gave me this material to make a blanket out of around Christmas time and I finally gathered the courage to brave the sewing machine with her on speaker.
7-8. I also went magnet crazy. I found this tutorial through (I've become a little obsessed) and just kept hot gluing magnets to plastic cats and soup cans. (I'm also enough of a dork to display my birthday cards for at least the next month I can't just toss them.
9. I love hard boiled eggs (mainly deviled eggs, but who doesn't) and I heard about baking them instead of boiling them so I gave it a try and it worked well.
10. This Monday is cloudy and we've all been napping, someone gets a little grumpy when he gets woken up!

I've been thumbing around Marvel Unlimited this month and am planning on reviewing it soon!
How has your month been?