I always enjoy it when Danielle does these, so here’s my version.
Outside my window there’s a train arriving at the station. I live directly opposite a train station and my room is at the front of the house, like maybe 20m away from the track. It’s surprising how quickly you get used to the noise.
I have been listening to Brooke Fraser’s album ‘Albertine’. I brought it when it first came out which was… 2007 according to wikipedia. I was a huge fan of her first album and brought this one, her second, almost immediately. And I gotta confess, I did not like it at all. I can say with an assured tone that I have not listened to it once since the first listen. But now, like six years later (ok, the whole ‘SIX YEARS LATER’ thing just floored me), a song came up on shuffle and I really liked it. Her voice is just so beautiful and the songs are about love and patience and I think I can relate to it more now. I guess I’m just in a different place to where I was when I first heard the album.
I have been wearing work clothes and PJs. I really haven’t gone out anywhere that warrants wearing anything other than work clothes or PJs.
I am thankful for friends and family. And things that I fall into absolutely, that chew me up (and hopefully will never spit me out), whether it be books, or TV shows, or movies.
I am pondering life in general. Feeling a bit in a rut recently and I know it’s my own fault for being so stagnant. Got a few big choices to make.
I am reading The Hobbit. I’ve been reading it for like a month now and getting nowhere. I still maintain that Tolkein is a dry writer and am very thankful for Peter Jackson for making the movies and showing how wonderful the storyline and world is. I am also reading “Bitterblue” by Kristin Cashore, another fantasy novel. It is a somewhat sequel to another book that I enjoyed. However it has been so long since I read the prequel that I’m finding it hard to get into this one. I shall persevere though!
I am creating this blog post. And hopefully finishing up a story in time to enter an online competition. I’m trying not to get too carried away but it’s basically the best competition ever and so I really want to win… which is giving me some crazy writer’s block. Murphy’s law :)
A picture-thought I'm sharing is this naughty boy that I will be looking after for a week starting from tomorrow! He is just adorable and I love him SO much!!!! I hope he doesn’t roll in mud whilst I am looking after him though.