WHAT I'M READING
My copy of Sarah J. Maas' Crown of Midnight arrived and I'm devouring it. It's really good, guys. But then that comes as no surprise. Chaol is even better than I remember him, which is saying a lot. I'm also plugging away at War and Peace still and liking it more than I expected. The war parts are kind of tedious to get through, but c'est la vie.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Nothing. Diddly squat. Nada. Zilch. Rien. Not a jot. Zippo... You get the idea. The well of inspiration/creativity/motivation has temporarily run dry and desperately needs filling.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Terry Fox. Seriously, he ran over 5000 km (a marathon a day) for 143 straight days in 1980 with a prosthetic leg before his cancer forced him to stop. He did it all to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. If that's not inspiring, I'm not sure what is. When I become a Debbie Downer, his story really puts things in perspective for me. Talk about perseverance to the extreme. (If you'd like to know more about this amazing Canadian, I posted about him last Sunday. Or you can watch the short clip below.)
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
I've been on a Harry Potter kick for the past couple of weeks. I'm working my way through the series again in between other books that I'm reading. Next up is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is my favourite of the bunch. Hubby is listening to them via audiobook, so the two of us are watching the movies of the ones we've read thus far. And I've been drinking lots and lots of Pumpkin Chai tea from Davids Tea out of my pumpkin mug, because somehow that feels perfectly appropriate. I keep hoping all of this will bring on the fall weather I've been waiting impatiently for. We have yellow leaves, but I want to wear scarves!
We bought a bodhrán the other day, which is an Irish frame drum. [Pronounced: "bow" (like what you do from the waist) + "ron" (like the youngest Weasley son)] Now that I'm learning the snare, I'm kind of on a roll. (See what I did there?) I've actually wanted to learn the bodhrán for quite some time now. It probably has a lot to do with my Irish heritage, but mostly I just think it's cool. We bought an inexpensive one just to see if I can actually play it.
And finally, hubby and I participated this past Sunday in the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run. The run is put on in Terry's memory with the intention of raising awareness and funds for cancer research. It's 10km in length, and since neither hubby nor I are in any condition to run that distance, we speedwalked the whole thing. It was a beautiful day, a great way to get exercise (a little too much, actually O_o) and a great cause. It also kickstarted my personal initiative to take better care of my health. Yesterday I added Power 90 to the mix (ouch), and I'm making attempts to eat healthier as well. Let's hope I stick with it this time.
SO, WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?