👋🏻 Welcome to my “Now” page! If you have your own website, you should make one, too. I last updated this page on 17 July 2021 from Portland, Oregon, USA.
💉💉⏱ FunkyPlaid and I are fully vaccinated and cautiously easing back into our social lives. Recently I went to karaoke with some new friends and had the most fun!
🏢 Our library is open to the public seven days a week again! My workweek is 75% onsite now, which keeps me centered and positive, although I still appreciate a little remote working time for focus.
✍🏻 I’m editing the second draft of my short story Midnight Oracle, reading a friend’s novel manuscript, and poking away at a new super-secret idea.
🧶 Currently on the needles: a drop-stitch scarf with Malabrigo Caprino. I’m practicing my yarn-overs!
🧭 After a long slump, FunkyPlaid and I are geocaching again. We’re attempting to hit 250 finds this year.
🇪🇸 I’m still (always) studying Spanish with Duolingo.
🎧 Lately I’ve been listening to so much karaoke homework, like Flight of the Conchords, Miley Cyrus, Abigail Barlow, Dolly Parton, Phil Collins, ABBA, Abigail Barlow & Ariza, Avril Lavigne and Backstreet Boys.
📺 FunkyPlaid and I are watching Ozark, which is a very good and very difficult show.
🥘 Cooking hasn’t been very exciting for me lately. When I need a little oomph, I use the meal-kit delivery service Green Chef. Their food is certified gluten-free and their packaging is made from recycled, reusable, and/or compostable materials.
🕯️ Essential work-from-home gear: candles from Frostbeard Studio, especially Christmas at the Burrow (cookies, cinnamon, vanilla) and Headmaster’s Office (fireplace, cedarwood, lemon).
📚 And last but never least, I’m still (always) reading. The books I’ve finished reading are on my Reading page. Here’s what I’m reading right now: