Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Home, sweet moth-filled home

Time away from the daily grind can be so rejuvenating. You're out of your routines, where the daily push and pull keeps you in ruts and grooves that seem virtually impossible to break out of. In returning back home from vacation, I used to have all kinds of expectations for my "normal" life--on top of some fabulous new exercise routine, there might be a nutritional push or some other list of "musts" to integrate into my life...

Ah, aging. With it comes some degree of lowered expectations, a grasp on reality that takes some wrinkles to understand.

So I'm coming home from vacation with only two things on my list of things to do:

1. Journaling. I've recently discovered a new blog, chookooloonks, and she posted an entry on journaling that really spoke to me. I'm going to give it a whirl, in the interest of writing daily, and see what comes from it. I've had all kinds of journals in the past, from prayer journals to "who do I have a crush on this week" journals (that was probably 1983 or so... thankfully), so this one will open up the windows and let all the ideas come in, from poetry and essay ideas, to to-do lists and goals, to conversations I've had with Seth, menu planning, blog writing... I'm eager to see where it goes.

2. Apple bread. Ha. You've seen the pictures. Now see the French toast. It's not often I get a bee in my bonnet like this one. And I really shouldn't--I can't imagine that it's really a necessary healthful addition to our diets. But. I. Can't. Help. It.

And yes, I still want and need to get back into my exercise rhythms, keep eating healthfully, get my good sleep, etc. All the stuff that makes up life on the farm, kinda laid back. (Ain't much an old country girl like me can't hack. Sorry. Couldn't help it. I love my old John Denver. Sniff.)

Caveat: Since first writing this in anticipation of being home, we are now home and have been welcomed back by many a moth. We seem to have been overrun by them, especially in the pantry, not sure how they got in (I'm not going to name names, but a couple of local grocery stores come to mind...), but from all the research I've done online, it seems the only sure way to be rid of them is to clear out all dry goods. Period. So my pantry is about to be bare. And apple bread will have to wait. I am looking forward to a better organized pantry--it's gotten a little wild and crazy in there lately. But I am not looking forward to throwing out every little pantry supply around; seems wasteful. But I'm not wild about eating moth larvae, so we do what we need to. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. I big puffy heart John Denver too.

    When I went on my solo trip to Dallas, two of his songs played.

    On the way out: "Leaving on a Jet Plane"
    On the way home: "Back Home Again"

    It was very fitting.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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