Sunday, May 2, 2010

sunday update.

this is just a little update to say that i've gone and dropped off my camera to be sent to New York for repair and that I should be full of pictures again in another three weeks or so!

for what's a sweet little blog without some nice images spiffing it up? not much, i'm afraid ... so i thank all of you for continuing to read during this time of shocking blog nudity ;-)

i want to thank Libby for her very kind words on my last posts. life is a process that we sometimes walk through a bit blindly, but the light at the end of the tunnel can be staggeringly cheerful. i really must go to a cash-only system very soon. summer is my scary lean-time as I'm not paid for two months of it and subletting doesn't seem to be working out so well this year. I have only positive goals relating to money and this will help by making more of it next year and being able to be more flexible. So for now, I'll just hang on and will try hard to have a frugal summer.

There has been lots going on in my corner of the world, mainly cooking up yummy food, shopping at the farmer's market, planning (maybe next Sunday) on a day hike and a picnic. Getting ready for my last month of school. This is the summer I will hopefully pass my exams and get my Montessori certification!

I'm halfway thinking I might go to Ireland next summer for a week or two. We shall see.

let's see, i've cleaned up my house, including mopping the kitchen floor and bathroom (there is a realtor coming over tomorrow to take pictures, as the owners are listing the house again ... makes me nervous a bit, i love this place so very much), grocery and other-errand shopped (don't like to do that on sunday, but this past week was a busy one, lots of events going on in this Kentucky Derby town and a guest to show around), made dinner.

just going to load up the dishwasher once more, give the kitchen floor a sweep, and settle in with some knitting and reading before bed. it's been weeks since i've knitted, but i'm attempting a pair of socks. I'm reading two books, Maria Montessori's Discovery of the Child and Jonathan Foer's Eating Animals. Both hard to put down.

Hope you all have a lovely week. I'm going to take it fairly easy around here .. a little yoga, a little homework, a lot of reading, a lot of simple dinners. My favorites lately: homemade veg and cheese panini, steamed greens mixed with lemon juice, balsamic, salt and pepper (and sometmes tahini) and fried tofu triangles with tamari. Frugal but delicious.


  1. Mmm, yes your simple food sounds lovely! It's one of my favorite ways to eat. Congrats on being so close to your certification! You'll be a wonderful teacher. Your blog exudes warmth and simplicity, two things children need a lot of. :)

  2. Hi Karen,

    Sounds like you're getting everything sorted out in your brain :-). Those eats sound yummy. I love that you always take time to make good, healthy food for yourself - so many people don't bother when they're just cooking for one.