Shake and Bake 10: The Flying Carp Edition

Take it in Stride - the road.

If you have read the Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews, and can unscramble the word CARP into something… a little less appealing…. you know whereof I speak.
If you haven’t read The Flying Troutmans – go find it. It will brighten your week.

Happy Saturday to lovers of the Friendly Giant – and everyone else!

I dream of Jerome the Giraffe

In homage to Havi’s Friday Chickens over on the The Fluent Self — This is the place I review my week – in an attempt to track some things – like progress on my novel and… living intentionally. I shake out my week and lay it out. Let the hard burn off and the good sink in. Call it an experiment in paying attention. Feel free to join in.

The Quick Chicken (The Doings that help me with the Being):

Work on NIP: Steady on… strange she goes.
Walks: Remaining glorious. Even in heavy boots
Guitar: Oh woe…oh woe are we….
Yoga/Meditation: Hey, ya, good.

THIS WEEK’S EXPERIMENT: Learn a song on the guitar.

THE RESULT: A head hanging admission that not only did I not learn a song, but I didn’t even PICK UP Pree. I hereby call for… a do over…

And…the rest of the week…


– Oof… it was a hard week… gladly viewed in the rear view. I feel like stopping right here but NOOOOO… I’ll just make it brief – for all our sakes.

– Wave of… sadness [?] doubling up with exhaustion[?], with a physical feeling bordering on the flu [maybe?] and a soupçon of self-doubt sent me back to bed Tuesday morning and I did not leave said bed til around noon on Wednesday.


+ I got up out of that bed and … began again. Got back on track with the work and the world. This is good. This is… superb. Yay. Lesson is…. don’t let it KEEP you down. OK. Merci for that.

+ Spending an evening out with friends. A lovely close the week. Good company, great food, some homemade wine and sauna fun. This leaves me with a smile today. Much appreciated.

+ Watching M roll around in the snow with a great huge fluffy puppy. Now that’s a sight to warm the coldest heart.

NEXT WEEK’S EXPERIMENT: See last week’s experiment 😉

Hopefully Pree and I will find our way together this week.
….boom chick-a boom chick-a…

That’s it for me….

I hope your week was light on the carp and loaded with giggles …

Thanks for stopping by.

go easy -p

2 Comments on “Shake and Bake 10: The Flying Carp Edition

  1. Hey there, Pam! Glad to find that you’re back on track after the rough start to the week! That sounds like a fantastic evening out with friends. Nothing better after feeling bad than to get out with good people and have fun. Stay healthy, friend.

    I love that you named your guitar. And it’s purple. These are both terribly fun things. I shall have to name mine, though at the moment the name would be “mahogany beauty that stares at me balefully from the corner, resenting my neglect”. Maybe I could come up with an acronym for that… 😉

    • Hey Megan – thanks for note – it made me smile.

      Though I have never met your mahogany beauty, I hear the name….Bel floating in my head.

      I believe it means “sacred wood” in Sanskrit
      and has the mischievous echo of BALE – heh heh.

      Here’s to some happy plunking for us all!

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