:: sewing like crazy :: made fourteen bags, one dozen dog collars, forty (40!) zipper pouches :: got up before the birds three times (still can't believe how much I accomplish during these early hours) ::
:: finished soccer camp, which turned out to be very intense :: rescued, nursed back to health, and released a baby mouse :: retired one eight year old iron (it died in the middle of a sewing marathon which was as inconvenient as you might imagine), said hello to a new one :: had an entirely local, simple weeknight meal - pictured above - (beer, olive oil and balsamic aside), and didn't even realize it until the very end... made me happy that local was just how dinner was made without any thought to it being a planned local meal :: had sushi which was entirely non-local :: saw the new Harry Potter movie, which has prompted another re-read of book six ::
:: traveled to New York for a Montessori Assistant Teachers workshop :: on the way home while stuck in traffic on Rt 95 in Greenwich, thought about how there are never as many cars on the road in Vermont... ever... which made me smile and breathe easy through the intensity of the moment :: declared the summer sandwich of 2009 to be sliced avocado, sliced ripe tomato, thinly shaved fresh parmesan, horseradish mustard, sea salt, cracked black pepper, a little sprinkled dried oregano, all piled onto toasted homemade bread (make this!) :: listened to the guy I love happily talk about his work :: laughed as David Sedaris talked about being a 33 year old elf working at Macy's :: watched my girl's art take on another dimension after the purchase of a few "real" drawing pens :: managed to get rid of (hopefully) every slug in our garden ::
:: realized that for the life of me I cannot make an omelet in a cast-iron pan... still, tomato, feta, fresh chives and garlic with eggs and a touch of cream do make for a perfectly tasty (if not pretty) simple summer meal :: had a busy and fantastic time at the Farmers Market :: welcomed home friends :: picked two quarts of raspberries from our own bushes with more to come still :: felt grateful for downward dog, child's pose and forward folds as they have been a lifesaver for this overworked crafter's body :: finding it funny that I can't find the perfect "pose" to release the tension in my hands from excessive rotary cutting, needle threading, and scissor using, hmmm :: did i mention all the sewing? lots and lots of sewing...
It's been a full five days, I'm sure the list could go on and on... but I'm going to sign off now. I just got an email from a local farm notifying us that the blueberries are ready and super-plump due to all the rain during strawberry season. So for today, I just want to pick blueberries, put my feet up, finish my book, and see if I can get a little art lesson from a certain girl with some fancy new pens.
Be back in a day or so with that grocery follow-up post I promised! Can you believe the comments for that are still rolling in? I have learned so much from all of you - and am comforted by the common ground we all share.