Looking for joy
Update: I’m on a work deadline and you’ve probably figured out that when I commit to a deadline, I’m obsessed with it. So I’ve been absent from this blog as well as @tbtljen on Twitter. I miss it and I miss all of you and I’m sure I’ll be back soon.
In the meantime, I find myself using the time I have to look for things that make me happy. So here’s my list this week:
**The Parks and Rec finale was as close to perfect as it gets. I would give anything to have been at the Unity Concert!
I made a pork roast using this recipe and it was a triumph!
I rented About Time from Redbox and I loved it. It’s all about all the good things in life, it’s by the same guy who made Love Actually, Four Weddings and A Funeral, and Notting Hill and it’s funny and romantic and heartbreaking and ultimately joyful…the stuff that makes me cheer. (Plus, Bill Nighy is a god among men)
And the song, “Birmingham” by Shovels and Rope
(Quick notes about the song and video: a)don’t worry about the dog in the video…he’ll be okay & b) a “nickajack man” is slang for men from the foothills of the Appalachians)