Andi Winter

Writer, Reader, Tea Drinker, Chrononaut

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Today’s haiku

forest in sunlight

earthy forest scent

warm air caresses my skin

summer on the way

 

-on unseasonably warm spring days

 

Photo by Deglee Degi on Unsplash

 

Three for Thursday

Here are a few of my favorite things for this Thursday:

  • What I’m reading: Romance novels by Stephanie Laurens – I stumbled across her books on the shelf at the library the other day, saw that they were set in the Victorian era (which I’m currently saturating myself with), and checked two out. I then promptly devoured both of them. Intelligent, funny, emotional, passionate. Too good to miss.
  • What I’m watching: Thor: Ragnarok – This was the first Marvel movie in awhile (and the first Thor movie ever) that I truly enjoyed. It’s a different, funnier side of Thor, which will I take as the result of his association with Tony Stark. And a fight match between Thor and the Hulk? AND Valkyries? What’s not to love?*
  • Exercise program I’m loving: Classical Stretch – Sure, the instructor is Canadian and a former ballerina (i.e. super flexible), and it’s kind of quirky, but the exercises are scientifically researched** to increase strength and flexibility, the show is filmed in beautiful locations (Mexico, Jamaica), and the best part: just 20-ish minutes! These are the first workouts I have done in I can’t remember, where I don’t constantly clock watch from the beginning; I’ll start to wonder how much time is left, and discover there are only 3 minutes left! Just watch out for the pliés, though — they are killers.

What is delighting you this Thursday?

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
-Andi

 

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*Okay, Cate Blanchett once again as a villain didn’t thrill me, but at least she was better in this than the dreadful Indiana Jones Film That Shall Not Be Named.

**The exercises use the same principles as what I studied in massage school, which won me over.

Today’s haiku

rainy bootsclouds part with sunshine

rain falls from threatening skies

-confusing weather

 

Today’s haiku

dandelions in grassyellow sunny heads

sway with breeze in lush green grass

-time to start weeding

Today’s haiku

cherry blossoms along riverpinks, limes, and yellows

emerge from branches and dirt

spring and life return

Today’s haiku

woman frustrated with laptop computerpretty and shiny

but less functionality

ah, the march of tech

 

-On experiencing a new website backend.
Since when did folders and directories become passe?

Today’s haiku

construction sitehigh-pitched whining

the floor pounding, walls shaking

-kids or construction?

 

-on renovations at the workplace

Today’s haiku

cherry blossomsthe fluffy treetops

waver in the crisp spring breeze

cherry blossom snow

 

-view on a walk during lunch

 

Today’s haiku

snowy maple tree
fluffy clouds of snow
weigh down the maple branches
-belated winter

-on a late February snowfall

Today’s haiku

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocketwatching on Youtube

Falcon Heavy rocket launch

took my breath away

 

-not quite the same as being at Kennedy Space Center
for a space shuttle launch, but still pretty damn cool

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