Monday, May 25, 2009

A Few Notes

Yay for new things!

Today I canned for the first time. Actually, it wasn't the first time I've canned. I've helped can all sorts of things, but this is the first time I've done it alone. I think I did well. However, now I need a few more supplies, because I am addicted! And I need to plan a few outings to the farms out east to get produce, since sadly I can't have a big garden right now. And now I'm going to scour Craigslist for canning jars. I'm hooked.

I'm reading Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut, and once again, Mr. Vonnegut goes straight to my heart like nobody else. I cried when he died. I don't know what it is, but his books just rip me right open. Review coming soon, because I can't stop reading this.

Excited about a few new possible projects coming up, maybe some creative collaborating with friends. Haven't started on finding that 'new community' yet, but I will. I'm feeling a little more like myself than I have for the past month, so hopefully that will help. I'm starting my weeklong detox diet tomorrow, and I'm sure that will keep me on the feeling-better path.

Also: starting another tree painting. I'm kind of in love with them!

Photos from the canning project coming soon! I could use another day of weekend to finish up a few things, but I feel like it was a good, refreshing, productive weekend. I feel less like things are spinning out of control and more like I just have a really full plate. This week I'm going to work on making that plate feel a little more balanced.

Happy Memorial Day!


J.S. Peyton said...

I'd never read any Vonnegut, unfortunately, until after he passed away. He was an amazing writer and "Slaughterhouse Five" remains my all-time favorite book. Nothing else has, as you say, "ripped me open" as that book did.

I have Breakfast of Champions on my TBR shelf. It sounds as if I should add Mother Night too!

Nymeth said...

Vonnegut does that to me too. He was one of the best. Can't wait to see your review!