What I'm reading: I’m reading a book called The Last Best Cure by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. It’s about using her brain to heal childhood trauma. Nakazawa is a science writer so this book has loads of good science behind the story.
What I'm writing: I am writing the skinny draft of the third book. I’m about at the half way point—granted this is a very skinny draft.
What I'm cooking: It’s warming up outside so I’ve been making some interesting salads with dates, goat cheese, walnuts and a homemade balsamic fig dressing. I even tried a new recipe with pea shoots that I stir-fried in avocado oil and garlic with a dash of low sodium soy sauce. Very nice!
What's happening in the garden: Azaleas are still blooming, but their blooms are waning. If you aren’t in the part of the country that can grow azaleas, it’s a shame. They are so lovely against the newly emerged fescue. Mine aren’t as pretty as usual because of the subzero temperatures we had this year when the poor things dropped their leaves from the extreme cold but still, the fuchsia is gorgeous and cheering.