Today was another one of those ‘detour days’ that happen. We all have them; days that do not unfold in quite the way we expected.
We had fun with friends and headed home only to find that I had lost my house key SOMEWHERE.
With 3 hours until Chris’ train would be home with the other house key, we headed off to the natural foods store to snack and shop. It was far to cold and windy for outside time.
Once we got home, the attachlings scattered. They had been away from their beloved home and projects for far more hours than they liked.
Theo and Nic shot off to lego building.
Whinnie got out the crayons and started tracing her hands.
First, here’s a link: Sandra Dodd
I’ve been crawling around on Sandra Dodd’s big, massive, varied and rich unschooling website for the last few weeks. Did I mention it was massive?
Finally, after feeling a bit overwhelmed and needing to settle in with a good book, I ordered one; hers.
As Ms. Dodd states: this is what you get when you take the website and modify it for publication.
There is so much to read and yet it is more manageable (?) than the website. I guess my linear-nature is showing.
My favorite thing about the book (other than its content, focus, voice and author) is the inclusion of web addresses at the end of each article/essay. As each one is thematic it is nice to know where, exactly, to go in order to learn more on the theme.
$25 plus shipping.
Whinnie and I had some ‘girl time’ today shopping at an Arts & Craft festival. I got yarn….beautiful, soft, dream alpaca yarn. The color is called Chocolate Tweed. And that is a beautifully apt name for it.
Whinnie got a wand.
It’s a bubble wand but that doesn’t deter her from using it as a magic wand. 😉
*Traditional* can mean many things to many peoples over a vast and varied planetary population. My usage references the book Nourishing Traditions.
I think traditional foods might also coincide with people’s ideas of Slow Foods.
A gallon of just-finished, home-brewed Kombucha — started on 3/21.
Soaked-flour whole-wheat muffins — started yesterday. (Recipe from the GNOWFLINS eCourse I’m taking.)
Yesterday Whinnie and I had navy beans that had been soaked in apple cider vinegar and water overnight, then drained, water added and cooked in the crockpot overnight. Super good and with all that phytic acid neutralized…making more nutrients available to us.
With the beans we had basmati brown rice that, too, had been soaked in ACV overnight, then drained and cooked.
Slow foods don’t necessarily require more work. They do require planning ahead. Most of the work is done by the ingredients over time.
And when great taste and improved digestibility intersect I’m a happy mama. 😀
We took Solstice to have his drain removed today. And discovered that he suffers from motion sickness….ugh, so glad he (and it) was contained in the cat carrier.
He’s doing great. If it weren’t for the shaved fur and stitches you’d never know he was injured last week.
This is what his wound looks like now, just a few hours after drain removal:
It looks worse than it is. The skin just needs to close up over the drain area.
Here’s what he looked like just before that photo; so deeply asleep he didn’t know I was right next to him.
While we were out the attachlings and I swung over to Goodwill. I am always stalking all thrift stores for wool sweaters, wool blankets, yarn and glass jars. Today I found these:
$5 for the pair!