I am so happy right now. It's 7:30am and I've got the whole place to myself. It'll fill up soon enough, but with five hours ahead of me and a quiet start; I feel primed for writing, planning, and creating. Sweet bliss.
... processing apples. (Apple butter is next. Favorite recipe??)
... on early holiday gift preparations.
... loving a treat of homemade pieorgies (at a favorite restaurant).
... studying geology.
... dreaming about what is to come.
... reconnecting with the luxury of having a car.
... thinking of project ideas worthy of cutting into my feedsack stash.
These early days of autumn are full and inspiring. Soon we will go pear picking - I'm wondering if I can turn a Rhubarb Ginger Jam recipe into Pear Ginger Jam. Oh, that sounds good. I'd love to make a few batches of that.
Is it strange that with all the reports coming through about our economic and sociopolitical scene, all I can think to do is simply spend a whole lot less money and take to the kitchen a whole lot more? These two things feel very much in my control at a time when many things do not. Money stashed (in my possession) and a pantry filled with food seems like a good way to take care of business right now.
Okay, it's time to get back to a list that looks very similar to the one above... there are more apples to peel and a geology project that involves plaster of paris and lima beans!