I'm having a pretty good time right now. I feel very content and at peace with myself. Even the fact that I have a doctor's appointment to talk about my ultra-sound/scan this week isn't bugging me too much.
And because I am a sharing person (and a caring person!), I have decided to compile a list of things that make me happy, so that you might share in them.
I've been listening to The Seeger Sessions: Live in Dublin
all week, and getting a lot of glee out of it (folk music, who knew?). But particularly this song because it's one of my favourites anyway and I wouldn't have thought it could be improved upon. But it could and it is and just listen to the song. How gorgeous
1a. Also, have a download of Frankie
, the best Bruce Springsteen song ever (maybe).
2. You know when you want something to read, and you're kind of in the mood for something soppy and romantic and not straight? But you don't trust the Amazon recommendations, because quite frankly, they lie? Well, now there's this awesome post
, which should contain enough recs to keep me happy for years to come.
2a. Also keeping me happy? The Best Short Stories of Lesléa Newman
, most of which are lovely and quite of few of which are happy and involve sex. Yay, romantic lesbians!
2b. (When I'm not reading lesbian stories and academic things, I've been reading the Anne of Green Gables
series. I can't help it! It makes me so happy!)
3. So, I've recently been up north, visiting Friend R, and I may be slightly enamored. And for enamored, read madly in love with Newcastle and Newcastle University
. It all looks so awesome! And exciting! And they have a sort of "fast-track" degree where you can sign up for a PhD immediately, which seems oddly tempting. Particularly for children's literature at Newcastle, which looks amazing. I'm also tempted by the 'Literature, Memory and Culture' option, which looks oddly like something relevant and useful related to English.
3a. Seriously, Newcastle has a moor, a river, seven bridges and coffee rooms. I WANT TO LIVE THERE, you have no idea.
4. Today, it has been sunny, church was nice, lunch at the minister's afterwards was nicer, and going home and snuggling up to nap with Gemma was nicest. I feel so incredibly lucky sometimes.
5. Also, you guys gave very helpful advice with regards to my laptop issues. Thank you! ♥