Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ah, it's so lovely being home :)

so, it was absolutely beautiful outside today, so we went... well, outside! i walked downtown to run some errands (and got most of my bills paid off entirely!!! hooray!!!!), and started on my job search. while i was out, my mom took the boys for a walk to the flower garden a few blocks away. after i picked blithe up from the bus stop, we walked home and decided to stay outdoors for a little while.

well! i decided to get to work in the garden. and much to my surprise, there's actually stuff growing in there!! i had forgotten that i planted garlic last year, so that's already coming up nicely. and the lavendar wintered very well, so it's coming back already, too.

asher, for those who are somehow unaware, is a boy. a normal boy. a very normal boy. which means...

where there's dirt, there's asher.

lucky for him, i was digging around in the soil, and found a nice long worm for him. he loved it!!! he named it Squirmy. it's in his hands in that picture. he didn't want to put little squirmy down. he wanted to bring him inside and have him as a pet. my mom heard that and said, "um.... no. squirmy stays outside " (my mom is not a fan of worms.)

and this all happened, you'll note...

at home.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

i don't know if this is crazy... or the most brilliant thing i have ever heard!!!

so, i'm a fan of etsy on facebook, and today they post this link about "How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money"... and i think i'm hooked. i just might have to buy this book... at some point. this woman and her father live a sustainable, self-sufficient life, and aren't hippies! they look like normal people!! how cool is that?!

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