Wednesday, November 10, 2010
just a quick update from the nesting homebody who isn't spending any money these days.
all is well, exhausted today after two very late nights. with good reason though.
my to-do list lately has been scant and it's been lovely. hike. knit. read books. read blogs. seriously, that's it.
i still don't feel much like putting myself "out there" and this is okay though i am somewhat missing female-friend companionship. however i am attending a benefit sunday night at a local winery for a dear musician-friend i know who needs to get on the heart transplant list. literally heartbreaking, but also hopeful.
i'm craving the comfort of stews and chunky soups these days. i made one the other night, in fact, spicy roasted butternut squash with homemade oregano/thyme foccacia bread. thank you to the Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook for that one. it's my favorite!
i think i'm boycotting christmas this year. well, like last year. i downsize it more each year. it becomes more about handmades/fair trade baubles/locally-produced and made products each year. i want to try my hand at vegan peppermint bark.
i'm currently knitting a scarf and a dishcloth, and a baby hat (this last one for a friend's project to help orphaned infants and children in China). progress is slow. i am not consistent.
(here i am, enjoying a local festival, excited to be in layers)
the time change has messed with my energy levels, it'll take me a couple weeks before i get used to it being dark at 6 p.m. (sorry fellow new englanders, i know you have it much worse). the temps are chilly here at night but still getting up to 75 during the day! i don't get it. but i'm still craving soups and stews and snuggles in cardigans.
(easy "eco art" project i found in a library book for crafting with children ... these will be potato "porcupines" if the grass seed grows)
since the finances post, i've learned to go literally DAYS without spending a dime. it feels like a struggle, but it also feels good. going to bed early, well, that's still a mess. 11:30 seems to be the earliest i can do. ideally i'd like to go to bed at 9:30 and wake up at 5:30 ... two hours for yoga, meditation, coffee, prep for work, and maybe even some knitting/reading/sewing before leaving for work. i don't know. maybe someday.
yoga holds steady at once/twice per week. i'd like to walk more, but the hikes are making up a good balance on weekends.
i like being a HUGE introvert right now. still, i'm thinking a smallish dinner gathering of friends would be really nice.
i take the train home to connecticut in a month. i can't wait to be home. i love being home for a short time.
(this turned out to be a magical day that turned into a magical weekend. i wonder what will come of what happened that weekend. man i loved that weekend.)
i guess that's all that's happening here right now. i'm gonna make some stove-topped popcorn, knit and read a bit, and go to sleep earlier than the last two nights.