Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

sharing a slice of life

In progress
  • the pantry...emptied, scrubbed, fresh paint awaiting Gretta's magic touch.
  • attic emptied, swept and vacuumed. 
  • contents of attic sorted...bags taken to Goodwill, old blankets to animal shelter, trash to transfer station, "treasures" repacked and carefully labeled.
  • multiple file drawers emptied and culled, with overflowing recycling bins. 
oh, the memories!

In the kitchen
  • sweet potato/spinach/black bean burritos here
  • shaved brussels sprouts and soba noodles with honey ginger sauce here
  • butternut squash and lentil pot pie here
  • baked quinoa patties here
  • lots of green salads, made with as many colors as possible, shredded red cabbage, pea shoots, yellow bell peppers, watercress, slivered carrots, diced jicama...
  • oatmeal with almond milk, dried fruit and chopped nuts
  • bowls of clementines on the counter
  • herbal teas, both hot and cold
  • green smoothies for breakfast, spiked with fresh ginger for antioxidant punch
In the DVD player
On the computer screen
On my mind
  • One today, the inaugural poem that I keep returning to.
Looking forward to
  • attending the NOFA-VT winter conference with Gretta in Feb.
  • upcoming board meetings at both of "my" schools. (i love to keep learning).
  • a Sunday afternoon visit with friends from IL. we haven't seen them is 16 years. 
I am living life fully at the intersection of the present moment and dreams coming true. It is exhausting and energizing at the same time. 

This is the year.

Batman and I have a mission statement for 2013...

4 wheel drive, baby, all the way up the hill, leaving baggage by the side of the road and pullin' outta the ruts along the way.

I will keep you posted as we continue to craft our rural spirit.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, this is good! I'm going directly to your kitchen offerings.

    About that "4 wheel drive" and "all the way" images with the word "baby" tucked neatly between....?

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  2. I recognize Discovery toys in that box! Glad the new year has brought you new energy to work toward your dream.

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  3. Beautyful post!
    One today... absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,

    Jeanneke.

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  4. Woohoo!!

    Wonderful post, Karen. Good stuff. So inspiring.

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  5. Thanks for sharing, you are such a lovely woman!!!!

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  6. What to say? Wow to everything!
    I, too, loved that Inaugural Poem.
    Best wishes with everything, Karen!

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  7. Hi Karen. Thanks for your recent comments. I'm glad to be back writing my blog. I just clicked your link to the inauguration poem. Thank you for a contemplative start to my day! I had listened the day he spoke it, but nice to see it again. Maribeth

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  8. Wow, it's really happening, isn't it? So exciting:)

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