Listening... to “Bug Music: Music Of The Raymond Scott Quintette, John Kirby & His Orchestra, And The Duke Ellington Orchestra” Classic big band and jazz at its absolute best. I have not listened to the album for far too long and I am so happy to hear it again! Bug music is different from the other jazz that I have listened to, in that there is always a story or energy in every song. My father used to turn it on when I was younger and it has several very fun memories connected with it. It is still one of my favorite albums.
Writing... a valentine episode for my short story collection, “The Mitchell Files” came to mind and everything just fit. So I write. I have also been working quite industriously upon the outline for “Doctors & Daughters”.
Drawing... houses. I am working through a drawing instruction book and houses are the current subject. They are quite enjoyable to draw and the book is excellent. Hence everything is quite satisfactory
Sewing... a pair of 1940's trousers. It is my first trouser project and my second project using a vintage style pattern. I have been wishing to make another 1940's style garment and a pair of retro trousers for some time, so I am very excited!
Reading... “Sense & Sensibility” by Jane Austen and “Outlining Your Novel” by K. M. Weiland. Both excellent and inspiring books in their different ways. Also, Deuteronomy and Romans in the Bible.
Watching... the Gwyneth Paltrow “Emma” with my family this evening. My favorite version of the story that I have viewed, the scenery and costumes are as sunny and fresh as can be found. It is an all around family favorite.
Helping... my older brother get some barn wood that we might make a shed for my horse.
Studying... life in general, and math and history, horsemanship and science in particular. I dearly love to study.
Have a lovely Valentines day!