I have moved.
Though I have not moved far, I now have boyfriend, two dogs, a house, a full sized refrigerator, a Pfaff 130 (yummmm), and a desire to decorate.
I will, of course, be decorating on a budget. But what I love most about this new place–what I love even more that the fact that I didn’t have to give a deposit or that I have free range to paint– I. GET. TO. HOMESTEAD.
Seriously. If I wanted a pig, these people wouldn’t even flinch. I already have plans to fence in a large garden and get it tilled and percolating with yummy compost this winter (the lack of snow on the island will help).
So this brings me to the point of this post: I ordered seed catalogs today. I also found a really expensive website, agrarian.com, which had Beekman seeds available for sale. Of course I tracked down Beekman seeds to see if I could get a free catalog. No free catalog, but possibly the cutest discovery of my ENTIRE LIFE. Cute, little, possibly gay boy goat farmers….uhm….yes please.
Beekman 1802 Blog
I’m thinking about opening a new wordpress blog for my sewing/homesteading adventures and keeping this one for just my buddies. I know you people are the only ones who read this bullshit and I heart you for it.
But seriously, there’s a definite theme in all of these things I adore. I think I’m going to end up with kids names Frances and Violet and Pear….I’m such a weirdo.
How does all of this stuff end up on my desktop?!
Last night Noah and I went to the Elephant Revival concert at BrickWorks. They were so lovely! It was quite the existential experience- I’m pretty sure the majority of the listeners were San Juan Island’s most liberal. All cotton and leather and flowers and natural remedies. All proceeds went to keeping the San Juan Farmer’s Market open year round. YAY!
When we left, Noah looked over at me and said, “I think I know the secret to my life- I need to stop trying so hard..”
And all I could think was, fuck, me too.
Recently, I picked up a book at the library called Radical Medicine by Louisa L Williams. I couldn’t understand why I found it so utterly fascinating. About 300 pages in (out of about 1000), I realized it was actually a textbook for homeopathic schools. For some reason, it took me six hours of studying to finish 100 pages of MCAT study, but only an hour to read and absorb the theory of natural medicine. So I started thinking– why do I want so badly to apply to MD schools if I’m so interested in Ayurveda, homeopathy…home birth? Is it just vanity? Is it my expectations? Is it the expectations of projected society? If I don’t believe in it, why do I pursue it?
The deadline for taking the MCAT is in a month, and I’m taking it again…but is it a waste of money if I decide to run a different path? HALP!
There’s a new baby in the J pod. Just born yesterday, but his dorsal is already up!!
I’m an asshole. I use my blog to post pictures I don’t want to store on my computer so I can keep them all in one spot. My blog doesn’t target anyone. : P
I’m doing this to my hair.
To have this whole thing unfold in front of you