I have had a lot on my mind these days, but I haven’t been able to put that into words to create one coherent blog post.
*begin brain dump*
01. My heart hurts not knowing whether the friends I’d made in Japan nearly ten years ago are okay. I want to know how they are, how their families are. We never did stay in touch after my year abroad, but I still remember them – the ones whose home towns were Fukushima and Sendai, and I hope that they are okay.
02. I get goose bumps [not the good kind] when I see/read racist comments/videos.
04. I really hope it’s not during my lifetime, but with all recent events, it’s hard not to think that the world might be coming to an end.
05. Last weekend, we went up to Sonoma County for barrel tasting. We were only supposed to go up on Saturday, but RV and I couldn’t resist the sale of wine barrel planters at one of the wineries. Since we had passengers on Saturday, we had to return Sunday to pick them up. With the 1.5 hour trek each way, we decided to take advantage of the situation and try more wines.
I did check on Craigslist for comparison, and the price we got these planters was worth the drive. Now we just have to wait for the rain to stop, so we can clear out the backyard and get that going.
06. I was recently sent a copy of Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life for review. Stefan Swanepoel likens the business world to Africa’s Serengeti. The seven skills are seven animals in the Serengeti – wildebeest, alligator, cheetah, giraffe, lion, mongoose, and elephant.
This book is a quick read with a storyline that is interesting and keeps you engaged. By the time I was finished, I really wanted to embark on a trip to the Serengeti! At the end of each chapter, there is a summary of the animal and skills addressed in the chapter. There’s a quiz online to find out which animal you are [take it here]. I’m a giraffe.
*end brain dump*