More random life bits. I hope you don't mind.
Have you ever wished to be a cat? I'm not really a cat person. I don't love them. Well, I love ours…. but as a whole I don't swoon over cats. I definitely lean towards dogs. But to be a cat? I mean seriously. They eat, bask in the sun and sleep. Not so bad….
All schoolwork possible is done next to the fire these days. My poor little southern boy keeps asking me if winter will ever end. "I'm tired of all these clothes." he tells me. "I just need shorts and bare feet now." That sounds pretty good to me too. It's been cold all week. And back to the fire, I thought the mess would bother me more, but it doesn't at all. I mean, come spring I'll be wiping down walls and scrubbing the whole room for sure….. but in the meantime the extra dust, pine needles, and occasional spiders are a-okay by me. Basking in the warm glow is worth it all…..
Beans, chips, avocado and beer. Late night dinner by the fire. I got half of dinner ready last night and zipped out the door to bee(!) school(!) leaving the evening shuffle all to Joe. I arrived home to a vacuumed and mopped house. He is so good. I've been working on an online herbal class too. It appears I am a master of adding even more to our busy days. I think that is just life. It feels good to be doing something I want to do though. Something I have to show up for. I'm usually just the chauffeur for someone else. So, yeah. This is good busy.
I am struggling with photographing those silk colors. None of them show up accurately despite my best of intentions. Then I tossed them in a pile and took a picture and it ends up being the closest yet. New larger silk scarves on the bottom, turquoise smaller silk scarves in the middle, and some new multicolored playsilks on the top. I have been taking so many pictures…. trying to get a shop update pulled together. It's my least favorite part about work. And the most important part too. Hoping to have it all done by the end of the week…..
I have a quilt top to show you!! (insert super excited squeal!!) I just need someone tall enough to hold it up + home when it is light out. This weekend? I can't wait for you to see it. So much treasured stash in there. Anna Maria's Good Folks from forever ago (have you seen her new quilt, swoon…..) and also some Mendocino from Heather Ross. Speaking of HR…. my sweet friend gifted me (and herself) to a weekend workshop with her. WITH HER. Eeep!! It's in June. In NYC. Just the two of us. I can't believe it.
Lastly. Dessert for breakfast. I made some crazy good granola. I used half coconut & half oats. You have to use the super big coconut flakes. Also, I added a half cup of chia seeds. Which sort of get stuck in your teeth. Just thought you should know if you tried throwing them in there. But it was so totally delicious with strawberries and nutmeg cashew creme. Yum, yum, yum.
Off to get this day started…… (after granola, of course.)