making: Another Amish style rag rug- this one is for the kitchen. Its coming out great, requires no sewing, and uses up scrap fabric that has been taking up precious closet space for years. It is requiring patience, but patience is much cheaper than a store-bought alternative.
drinking: Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Jake has been working a couple side jobs and I'm swamped with my two gigs too. Add to this that I'm on solo parent duty every day after work- Jake hasn't been getting home until after 10PM. I'm worn thin on every level, but barreling ahead with coffee in a stainless travel mug.
reading: Nothing! Not a page has been turned in weeks! RE: side jobs, hands full, tired eyes.
wanting: Weck Jars. We use our Ball jars and love 'em, but are often short due to my passionate attempt to rid our home of plastics, especially for food storage. And Weck jars are even better than Ball jars- those glass lids, c'mon. Also, they're pretty. I'd love to switch to storing our water in the fridge in these.
watching: Mad Men is in the final-final-final stretch. Only a couple episodes left. Parenthood and now Mad Men? No more TV for me after that, folks.
listening: Still loving Carrie & Lowell. Can't get enough. Alice shares my love for folk music too. The more percussive banjo and cello the better.
eating: I made a very simple & cheap kale pesto pasta the other night. Alice liked it. Jake liked the leftovers. I liked another way to ingest kale. Win-win-win.
smelling: SPRING AIR. Open the windows! Rake the leaves! The little stream that runs through our backyard when the water table is especially high is, well, running. I drink my first sips of coffee every morning standing in our kitchen in my bathrobe, looking out our double window at that sweet little stream and our half raked yard. #grateful
wishing: That fruits and veggies were cheaper. Alice and I want all the avocados. All of 'em.
enjoying: Though I am a bit worn out, it is nice to be busy and active and not feel paralyzed by it all. I'm getting my groove back, slowly but surely. Take that postpartum.
loving: Earth Day was this week, followed shortly thereafter by Fashion Revolution Day. I'm loving a renewed motivation to make our home more toxin free, green and sustainable. So far we've made soap, shampoo, baby shampoo/body wash, deodorant, face scrub, lip and cheek stain, and have gotten steadily back on the composting bandwagon. Go team.
hoping: To stay grateful when I'm weary. Its easy to be Eeyore, but I don't want to be.
needing: To keep weeding out our house! I've gotten rid of an entire car full of belongings- consigning and donating clothes, giving things away to friends, recycling and upcycling when possible- but somehow our closets seem just as full. It is all progress though. Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!
feeling: Like Jake and I should cash in the couples massage gift certificate Linnie gave us for Christmas. Yes, I do believe it is time.
wearing: Sunglasses! Shoes without socks! I even wore SANDALS once already.
bookmarking: I love this sweet new-to-me blog. It makes me want to sew all the things. And this makes me laugh. And these watercolors are exactly my favorite kind of lovely.