Mid January. I love this time of year. All the big holidays are over so the pressure is off, my body is acclimated to all the snow and cold so I handle it just fine, and every day gets a little bit longer. I feel like it's when I really get focus on and enjoy winter for all it's greatness. It's just so dang pretty and I am again wondering why I do not live in a little cabin in the middle of the woods. Or why I have yet to go sledding. On the agenda for the week...Build a cabin and speed down a hillside on my ass. Can't wait.
The beginning of the week I was still feeling like garbage. I thought for sure that what I had was a 24- 72 hour thing, but it lingered well into the week. (watch out, everyone is getting it) I feel better now, but am still a little low energy. Getting sick sucks so I think I won't do it again.
And the twins turned 20. I would tell you all about how great it was to hang out with them but they are too cool and didn't return any of my texts for hanging out and I guess they don't care about me any more so whatever. Instead the mr and I brought Judah over to Shanons to crack eggs and make giant bowls of marshmallows with Cameron for dinner. So Happy Birthday Mark and Paul. You suck.
The mr and I made a trip out to Barton for a day of hard work. We gutted a bathroom, the mr moved some plumbing, and Jes and I starred down an actual "shit hole"( i.e. a hole that shit comes out of and is the proper use for the term), while sewage spewed all over the place and the mr stood strong and held up all the pipes in a sea of shit. It was a very dirty job, but someone had to do it. Unfortunately it was us, but there are worse things I guess. And now Jes is well along her way to putting a floor down over the hole and spending quality time with the purple swans the adorn her bathroom walls.
After that, the week just flew by. There was the farm share (thank goodness, I was starving), more family stuff with my and the mr's family,I re-pierced my ear and may have gotten it infected, and I started a new sourdough starter (the yeast loves Red Cat Farm flour!). And let's not forget the crazy ass weather. Friday afternoon I had all the windows and the front door wide open and the heat turned off. 60 something degrees and almost every speck of snow had melted. It was so, well, it was nice, but so weird. And very short lasting because we got like 6 inches and dropped like 70 degrees by the next day. Ah, Vermont. Love it or go crazy.
Today is one of those days where it could go either way. I have a pile of papers that I need to go through, people to see, laundry to do, but I am also thinking that an afternoon of wondering outside, reading and knitting might just take priority. Next week is going to be hectic so maybe I rest up today. And ice my ear because it really hurts.
What the Internet had for me to read.
-I love these so much I need to print them out, especially Backpfeifengesicht because it makes so much sense. 30 Untranslatable Words From Different Languages Illustrated By Anjana Iyer
-The Rolling Huts: An Architect’s Alternative Approach to Camping. My new life plan right here. Seriously. Buy the land and build the huts. It's gonna happen.
-After reading this book I feel like I should just make life all about the bread. Sourdough: A Novel.
-Mushrooms are magical, and not just the magical kind. Do Medicinal Mushrooms Actually Work?
-Are Gummy Bear Flavors Just Fooling Our Brains? It's all the colors. Our brains do weird things.
-I could eat that whole thing. Giant Cabbage.
-Periods piss me off. There’s a reason using a period in a text message makes you sound angry
-Talk about some sweet ass sweaters. Custom Hand-Knit Sweaters Blend Subjects into Urban Environments
-It's January: Time to Plan Your Garden. I can't wait for seed catalogs!!!
Pictures from the week.
Have a great day.