Monday, September 28, 2009

here i am.

my first stripe ever, on the record! love those fall colors and that soft, soft Nashua handknits yarn.

Where to begin? Well, with today, of course! Although it's been three weeks since I've blogged here ... I don't like that, you know. Wish I could be like some of you amazing stay-at-home-moms that have four kids, homeschool, and sew/knit/bake themselves into a frenzy ... believe me, if i didn't have to work at this young age of mine, I'd be right there with you! I do the best I can with the time I do have, I think. Lately it's been difficult, but I'm finally coming into a comfortable routine with the school day and schedule, and my energy is coming back thanks to resuming yoga again. That always makes a huge difference in my life. That, and my near-daily walks, even if they're short. Tonight I have a headache so it was short, about 20 minutes. Sometimes I go for more than an hour. Just depends ... also depends whether I do the 2.5 mile loop at the park or just walk the streets of my adorable neighborhood.

sometimes i just hang out on a blanket ....

Today it only got up to 70 degrees ... for Kentucky, that means fall is here! I was actually excited to wear a long-sleeved L.L. Bean dress (a great thrift find), leggings, striped knee-high socks, and my cowgirl boots ... which the kids loved! lol ....

Things I have planned: live music on the waterfront wednesday night, our town's big art festival next weekend, and a yoga retreat over Thanksgiving at a place called Red River Gorge, which includes a cottage stay, rock climbing, hiking, and vegetarian food. I'll also be attending my very first vegan Thanksgiving dinner at the yoga studio owner's home. ... I can't wait!

I have a lot of pictures from the last few weeks, so I'll try not to be too wordy. The knitting is going here again ... I am doing dishcloths and scarves for this Christmas, and am so excited, as I've taught myself to knit stripes! I also have just received a sewing machine in the mail and plan to take a class on the basics very soon. I must say, all the tiny accoutrements for sewing leave me feeling quite overwhelmed! I'm thinking it can't possibly be as intimidating as it looks ... er ... right?

School is going well. I like the teacher I'm working with. I lead the knitting club Tuesdays after school .... the children have already taught me more than I've taught them!

Cooking is going ... well, it hasn't whipped my kitchen into an urgent, pulsating frenzy yet. The nesting instinct hasn't gripped me fully yet. Actually I am wondering, since I've been trying to keep it simple, if any of you have good salad recipes? As in, not boring ... I like a lot of flavor. I'm open to those making use of grains (there was a bulghur wheat/granny smith apple/raisin salad at whole foods I'm dying to replicate, I think it also had parsley and mint in it?), but am trying to incorporate more raw food into my diet, too. I won't become a raw foodist, it's just not me, I enjoy a wide variety of food too much, but ... yeah, more wouldn't hurt. Any suggestions?

egg salad with vegenaise

yep, sometimes i must admit it's been that way ....

Okay ... sorry this post is kind of drab but I'm feeling headachey and want to soon snuggle up in my warm bed.

me without a headache on another day

Can't wait to share more of my fall with you as it unfolds.

some good friends, who happen to be all in a local bluegrass band

farmer's market bounty .. i'm going to stuff that squash somehow ...


around town, barn

around town, festival

dahl and golden basmati rice, from the kripalu cookbook

in love with chard


yep, it was cool enough to wear all that today.

two nice goodwill finds

sweet williams ... sorry my pictures have been very lazily and hastily taken, lately.

here are the practice and keep-at-school bags for the first-grade knitters ... i was pretty partial to those fish stickers and the metallic gold marker ... the totes are reusable which i love, too ....

much love to you.

1 comment:

  1. I love, love the chill vibe of this post. Even the photos. Less food art (though those are beautiful & showcase what lovely produce) and more just you-being-natural. The weather looks beautiful there and I'm glad you've had some downtime to just enjoy it and sink into routine. <3