What am I? I'm a mother and a wife. I'm also a widow and very independent. I enjoy living simply and absorbing the world. I'm opinionated and thoughtful. I knit and I sew. I also consider myself a feminist. I stand up for the ones who can't do it themselves. I give all of myself to those I love daily. I like to bury my nose in a book but will speed read it in 4 hours. I hate to clean but I hate a mess. I enjoy medicine, psychology, art and people. I think human beings and the human psyche are so very interesting. I have no order to any of this that I am, it all comes out when it wants and where it wants.... and I let it.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.--Khalil Gibran (CLICK ON HIS PICTURE TO VISIT HIS MEMORIAL SITE)
House Work, Simple Living Projects, Goals
Siding- Get bids on new siding, figure cost of removing asbestos siding
Pay Off's- Pay off John's Jeep (DONE), Dana's Ford (DONE), Credit Card Debt, 2nd Mortgage
Zane's Room- trim/paint/bunkbeds(DONE)/windows(DONE)
Morter Basement Outside and In
Tear out Living Room and Dining Room
Garden- order seeds, maybe indoor growing rack?, expand
Re-Gravel Driveway-- small amount this year.
Fix Bathroom- trim/paint/floor/replace sink/build shelf
New Back Deck, New Front porch, New Storm Cellar Door
Finish planning trips-- Dave Matthews Caravan-- Chicago, Hisle Fam Reunion-- Missouri, John Fishing Trip, Chicago Renegade Craft Fair?, GO to Grandma Judys
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. Correlates Peak Oil and Climate Change very well. First few chapters are very morose but gives hope at the end by 3 simple things we should all learn about any way. Fantastic writer, humorous, excellent at explaining statistics so they make sense and then correlating them to events that have or are happening on our planet today. As a matter of fact, I am signing up to go see him speak!
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