Continuing my ongoing series, The Library Stack, sharing my stack of borrowed books from my beloved local public library. This is not my most recent stack but a stack from last week. I’ve returned a couple of these books and added a couple more but I’ll just use this stack as an example of a latest stack (smile).
In this pile is a book that was in the previous stack – Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life by Diana Raab – in my 05/13/18 post.
The book is so good I borrowed it again to finish reading it. A couple of days ago I decided to just buy the book as it is one of those books you want to work through slowly, underline passages and take notes!
The author Diane Raab encourages people to read and write poetry and states that “poetry is the voice of the soul”; and “writing and reading poetry can be a springboard to growth, healing, and transformation.”
She defines and discusses different types of poems; and introduces a type of poem I’ve never heard about before – the “Acrostic” poem – a poem in which the first letters of each line form a word or a phrase if written vertically.
So I thought for fun I would take a stab at writing an Acrostic poem for you:
It Will Never Be Done, and That’s Okay
Quite wonderful is our hobby, even if it fills our lives with
Unfinished projects, gadgets and tools, stashes of precious fabrics and
Impulses to buy even more fabric.
Look at your completed creations and
The smiles they brought to the recipients who are
Intrigued by all the work and love that went into your textile art.
Now step back and realize thank
Goodness you will never be done.
I know, I know, you are thinking: “don’t quit your day job”! Thanks for reading my first Acrostic poem tand I think I experienced a moment of bliss by completing it!
I mentioned the previous Library Stack earlier in this post from 05/13/18.
Well here is a little update on the cookbooks I borrowed:
I decided not to buy an Instant Pot or and Air Fryer at this time. Actually I did buy an Instant Pot and then I returned it. I got overwhelmed with bringing new kitchen gadgets into my life at this time and decided to focus on reacquainting myself with neglected appliances such as my slow cooker.
I ended up using one of the Slow Cooker Cookbooks in the stack above to make a couple delicious dinners including slow cooked shredded barbecue chicken that made wonderful sandwiches.
I will revisit the Instant Pot and Air Fryer in the future as I enjoyed looking through the recipe books and all the great (and seemingly) easy dishes you can make with these appliances.
You can’t use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have – Maya Angelou