- 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
- Beasts of the Southern Wilds (produced by an Earlham grad).
- Seeking a Friend For the End of the World
On the computer screen
- gofindmomo, totally addictive dog fun
- Snapguide, an online tutorial library
- postcrossing, a fun snail mail project, via our son Stewart.
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.