Spring Fever?

 

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It often happens when I am struggling with something I really love, a pause helps me remember its joy. I didn’t consciously decide to take April off from posting on my blog, but a gut feeling of needing to focus elsewhere decided for me.

Spring has affected me in a funny way this year to the extent I just don’t want to be inside. And though I am reading a lot, I cannot seem to sit down to write up reviews. We had one of the rainiest winters on record and so many days were spent inside that I think I need to remind myself what a trail looks like and what sun on my skin feels like. I have taken lots of day trips, cooked more and visited with people I have missed. It’s been glorious…and shows me how unbalanced the last several months have been if I have let these things I also love, go.

But this morning I wanted to write, so I sat down to write up a blog post for Zola Addiction that will go up Tuesday. I also noticed a new Spin has been announced and even in the pausiest of pauses, who can resist a Classics Club Spin? These may be the only posts to go up this month, though. I am taking the need to step away seriously, but now with each passing day, the love of reading AND writing is building back up.

Anyone else struck with Spring Fever or something else that made you pause?

A few ways I have been spending my time this month:

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Historic house visiting.

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Day Trippin’ with a cute little companion.

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Meeting the funnest outdoor art.

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Lazy days of reading.

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At trip to Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas.

International Hummus Day

I am not a poet, but on this special day one of my favorite foods needs a poem.

Please indulge me…if not in it πŸ™‚

 

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O hummus, you savory golden mush of chickpea and spice,

You are rooted in the place you were born, yet many cultures now claim you.

Garlic, roasted red pepper, artichoke or Kalamata olive sprinkled with pine nuts

We dip you, spread you, and lick you from a spoon.

Though pita caught you first, vegetables vie for your slather.

And salad leaves long for your touch of oil and tahini.

For me, my morning is happiest when with bagel and hummus, I begin the day.