I’m in a mood to list all of our furniture, and what we paid. This is because I’ve just come from the blog of She Who Somehow Has Everything and Then Some (whom I envy until I remember that she must be leveraged up to HERE, and never seems to experience any Hebrews 12:6 [...]
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The mushrooms had a few more spurts, including one unhappy day where it took me half an hour to clean out about three gallons’ worth, but now they have died down again. Thank God.
Then I declared war on the plantain (which was the clear winner this year in the race to populate the bare [...]
Fantastic post from Claire Wolfe on saying No:
Unfortunately, we “can’t say no” people usually end up somewhere in the bottom-middle or middle-bottom of whatever field we’re in. Because we don’t allow ourselves the ego-time to dream. To dream, dive fully into things, and work our buns off on our own priorities.
Again, it’s our own doing [...]
That is what StrongBoy calls the place out behind the garage where I’ve been putting all the mushrooms from the yard. TBM is at just the right age for sampling random delicacies found on the ground, and this has been an outstanding year for mushrooms, so I’ve been picking a pound or two or [...]
Our landlords, when they lived here, put in a large flower garden in the Lots of Mulch style (wood chip mulch). For several years, the mulch worked well to keep the weeds down, but now it is starting to rot down and actually become compost for the weeds. So weeding has become a [...]
Behold: the sabbatical from school.
As I recently told MFH, “The only reason the revolution hasn’t started yet is that everyone is too busy preparing for the coming collapse.”
I had a good Mother’s Day. I noticed that my leather-bound journal now has a splatter of glitter paint across the cover; sparkles aren’t usually my style, but I appreciate them.
Mostly, I’ve just been at home. Recent projects:
Rebuilding muscle strength as the tendonitis slowly recedes.
Church work that is giving my INTJ brain a lot to think about.
Embroidering a skirt with one of my stencil designs. Embroidery makes a big impact, for not very much in time and materials.
Measuring the skirts I have to [...]
A pile of things that I’ve wanted to blog about:
I used some of my Christmas money to buy a print of one Van Gogh’s Trees and Undergrowth paintings from 1887. We don’t have much art on our walls yet; it’s our most neglected area of decorating. Over time, I am appreciating the print [...]
I don’t get out to sales very often these days, but a while back I went to an estate sale, with a short “shopping list” of useful items I was looking for (which are more likely to be found at estate sales than regular yard sales). But at this sale, 95% of the items [...]