Introducing the Weekend Edition!
As opposed to the week days, where I post on the garden, DIY, and being in the kitchen, the weekends are a time to let loose and have fun. Thus, my weekend edition will be everything outside the square. Yup, square. Because saying "square" instead of "box" is thinking outside of it. BAM!
It's like the funnies. Or the Mini Pages. Or all those colorful sales flyers in the middle of newspapers, except it's not like that at all, because I'm not selling you anything.
Hope you enjoy the weekend edition. It's kind of lazy and crazy all at once.
:::creating memories with precious family members. My Uncle Bob and I walked 10 miles (!) in honor of my Uncle Phil, who passed away from bone and pancreatic cancer in 2006. I'm proud of my Uncle Bob. He's spent the year so far getting in shape and was a huge encouragement to me on my walk. He even inspired me to jog for part of it! The photo above was shot by my Aunt Shirley (I simply processed it a bit).
:::Backyard chipmunks! This little guy made an appearance at our Mother's Day BBQ last weekend. He wasn't very afraid of any of us big humans and let me get up quite close to take a picture. My five-year-old niece was alongside me and kept saying "he's so cute!" over and over again. Adorable.
:::receiving books in the mail. This week I purchased Michael Pollan's
"Second Nature: A Gardener's Education," and "Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying" by Jenna Woginrich.
These are not affiliate links. I'm just making it easy for you to buy the same books that I bought. I'm more interested in recommending good reads than making a few pennies off of you (for right now anyway. heh.)
:::Cold Antler Farm. Jenna at Cold Antler Farm inspires me every day. This week, she had some big news! She's finally able to quit her day job and work full time as a writer and farmer. How cool is that? (and dastardly, in a way that envy can be dastardly) Check out Jenna and her animals.
This week I've been listening to a lot of Richard Thompson, Ben Howard, and Damien Jurado. As I've said in the past, I don't like to mess with copyright laws, so instead I'll point you to good artists and good tunes and you can take the reins on how you listen to them (if you so choose). Click on their names to get to their website.
Richard Thompson: Dad's Gonna Kill Me (if you're a fan of Sons of Anarchy, you'll recognize this song from the third season). I'd love to see Richard Thompson live. He's been around for a while and he has that grizzled, suave nature that makes you wish you could play a guitar (always).
Ben Howard: Old Pine. This song reminds me of all my good memories. It makes me appreciate youth and friendship. My heart swells when it hears that song (I love the fact that my heart swells, that anybody's heart can swell, and it's as easy as listening to a song to get me in a good place).
Damien Jurado: Best Dress. I've been listening to Damien Jurado for a few years now (if you want to be on an inside joke, some close friends of mine like to call him Tangerine Dorito. it's a very easy way to remember him.) He's popped up again in my playlist this week because of his song "Best Dress." Easily one of the greatest songs of my twenties. I want nothing more than to be filmed in front of the mirror, putting on earrings, wearing a great dress and having a sad, savage look in my eye. (I must stop watching such good TV. It makes everything so dramatic in my fantasies.)
That's it for this week's weekend edition! This is a test run and I anticipate they'll improve over time. Then again, I always put a lot of faith in myself... :smirk
Have a good weekend everybody!