I am blogging our transition to a simpler life, a new (old fixer upper) home, some semblance of sustainability, being prepared for disasters of the natural and unnatural kind, living on less by being frugal, life at a slower pace, a small (tiny) business and semi retirement. God has blessed us so richly it seems I have a need to share it!
(and sometimes I just rant!)
Nourish – Colder weather signals comfort food
time for me, we eat a lot more soups and fresh breads from the oven
instead of the bread machine. What a nice feeling to use the harvest
we put up when it was warm now that it is cold! (note to self - comfort food has more calories - Watch it!)
Prepare – We have been checking the caulking
around the windows and the rubber strips under the doors. Also
working on 'door snakes' to keep out a draft!
Green – Hubby is raking the leaves now full
time, we are trying to keep in mind how nice it was last spring to
open up the compost bin and have lovely soil from all those leaves.
Does it still count if I make him warm treats after he rakes?
Grow – No actual growing going on but we are
growing our emergency food supplies a little at a time, we could
currently survive a blizzard that keeps us housebound for a while or
the more likely earthquake that knocks out power and leaves us on our
own for a few days.
My partner in storage - I find his peanuts all summer long!
Create – My friend Anita and I spent a day
making up instructions and an example of the Christmas ornament that
the quilting circle will be doing at the November meeting. Lots of
fun and lovely results. It was something I remember doing years ago
and had forgotten, thank goodness for the internet!
Discover – Three of my friends from our
Tuesday afternoon Bible study and I went exploring in Boise on a
Saturday and wound up in Hyde Park (yes really) and had a lovely time
at the bookstore, estate and garage sales, and then a picnic. The
trees were glorious and the company was fabulous.
Picnic at the Old Penitentiary grounds - 'The Bishops House'
Enjoy – I am enjoying getting out the knifty
knitter looms again, now that it is cold it is much more pleasant to
have knitted things all over your legs!