Time is flying by so quickly that this blog is getting away from me. I really love blogging, so I need to somehow schedule more time here. I don't have a topic for today, but instead thought I'd just do a catch up post...
My mind is in a blur with all the projects I want to accomplish during the next eight weeks - and I'm excited. On the one hand I probably have too many things I want to make and am churning with energy, but on the other hand I have to be careful not to stress myself by unreasonable goals. I'm one of those people who has, for the most part, tried to created a stress-free life. I don't do well with heavy weights pushing in on me. Life is too short to feel like that so I try to be light and enjoy the moment. By light I don't mean shallow; I mean vibrating well with the people and surroundings of my life. So I just need to take my time and enjoy the process... which is what I usually do.
At any rate, I have about twenty books I am trying to read on various topics - including crochet, health, vegan cooking, country life/farming and spiritual stuff. Mike probably thinks I am batty since there are books everywhere I relax... at the kitchen table, the living room, on my desk, next to the tub and next to the bed. Sometimes I even read next to the stove while I'm cooking - providing it's a mindless just-stir-every-few-minutes kind of thing. It's just that there are so many things I'm trying to absorb. I wish I had time for some fiction reading too, but I don't know when that will ever happen.
Speaking of veganism, I just bought a very nice book by Alicia Silverstone called The Kind Diet. So far, I'm loving it and I like her tone. No preachy stuff, no putting meat eaters down. How can one convert anyone if you try to clobber instead of peacefully present your point of view? Show by example I say! I made a scrumptious Moroccan butternut squash and carrot stew with quinoa on Sunday (that I got online) that I will probably post in my recipes section soon. Mainly so I can find it when I want to make it again. I have so many recipes flying around my house I can barely keep up with them. My pile of "to try" recipes is taking over the kitchen table and some of my favorites get misplaced. They come from magazines, books and the internet. It's easy to find them here.
And I am trying to decide on the baby afghan design I want to make for Margot. I know the colors, but the design is giving me a hard time. Do I want something whimsical or more calm and conservative? Geometric or flowing? I'm having a heck of a time deciding, but will decide this week... I want to get the yarn before the weekend.
My herb class is calling me again and I'm trying to figure out when to squeeze it in. I need to make some more tea. I've been giving the cats the catnip I grew this summer that dried in the laundry room; I should make some tea out of it along with the lemon balm I also dried - along with some other herbs I have on hand. The kitties love it so though... I just toss a small branch to each of them and they are absorbed for quite awhile with their "herb". Ha.
And, for my long hair friends, I've discovered a new shampoo and conditioner that I love! It's even organic and reasonably priced. I will post about that this week sometime.
Autumn has finally arrived here and the trees are ablaze with color. Mike and I hope to get to the farm this weekend to see the mountains in their autumn glory.
Life is good, busy and beautiful.
Leaves in north Georgia by PRoachScarling