I’ve been so out of sorts this week. And fighting a cold—or is it allergies? That would explain a lot.
Two books that I’ve enjoyed this week:
I was recently inspired by the following post (from a visitor to this blog) and am determined to start a worm compost bin soon. I’ve always let composting intimidate me, but this makes it seem easy:
And then, maybe I can work my way up to some of the other techniques in the Composting book.
I miss my bird friend.
- Walnuts and carrots make me sad (her favorite foods)
- When I see a cardboard tube or a sturdy cardboard box, I want to give them to her to chew into shreds
- When I have cut veggie leftovers, an apple core, or a heel of bread, I want to put them in her dishes and hear that excited call
- I want to fill her water dish with fresh water and watch her cram her entire body in and bathe, one more time
- I want to hear her say “Baby Bird” and “Oooohhhh” one more time
- I want to feel her pokey feet and her soft feathers, and kiss her warm soft head, one more time
- I want to hear her laughter, once more time
- I even want her to fly around and chew on the kitchen cupboards, just once more
Poor thing. She went so quickly and took a piece of me with her.
My favorite post about Caesar.
A good Sunday:
- slept in a bit
- a little show research
- walked the butte with the kids (we’re on a great three times a week roll)
- took the kids to the Engine 2 Diet 28-Day Challenge orientation at Whole Foods
- came back, made potato salad
- went down to the studio for a couple of hours to record some individual segments, got bumped out of the studio at 7, which was great, since I couldn’t be tempted to stay longer
- came home, eldest step-daughter had made a great recipe from the Engine 2 Diet orientation packet, hubby and kids had deep cleaned the kitty boxes and much of the house
- had a glass of wine while hanging out with hubby, kids, and animals
- made tomorrow’s bread dough
- sent the kids upstairs
- baked some black bean brownies
- baked yesterday’s bread dough
- read The Tiger’s Wife on my Kindle while tending to the baked goods
- hung out with Caesar, tucked her in for the night
- hung out with Gordy, tucked him into his laundry room bedroom
- downstairs shut down, reconvened with hubby, 3 cats, and 2 dogs in the master bedroom
- blog post
- to do: finish The Tiger’s Wife and to bed early
I love the nighttime ritual we’ve settled into.