Real Life: Secondhand Sweaters, Siamese Cats, Best Microphone Ever
4 Minute Read: Fall, secondhand sweaters, siamese cats on leashes, best microphone ever.
Late August already… How’d that happen? How are you doing? I wrote earlier this week about the shift in seasons, including what to eat and why we should rest from choice. Get that post here.
Personally, I love edging towards colder months and have been relishing the hint of fall on recent mornings. I do feel spoiled this summer, having escaped hot days in Nelson with my move to Victoria (though I sure do miss that mountain tree line at dusk).
My rental apartment has been quite noisy lately, which is unfortunate – construction across the street during the day, and loud visitors above during the night. Sigh. My entire being thrives on quiet.
In lighter neighbourhood news, there’s a man who walks his very large, male siamese cat on a leash around the block and past my house each morning, afternoon and evening. He’s often smoking a joint (the man, not the cat), sometimes drinking a beer, and occasionally engaging in pleasant conversation (with the cat, not me). In view of my own crazed (un-leashable) siamese companions, watching this is a beautiful, calming, miraculous thing.
Also, a woman dropped off a $15 pile of used sweaters the other day. They were her daughter’s, aren’t really my style, and will find their way to a donation box shortly. But I wanted to wrap myself in someone else's clothes for a minute. Sweaters. At home. Like a no-strings-attached hug (which, turns out, was just what I needed). Is this weird? I'm okay with that.
After weeks of audio recording for Alchemist Academy’s first course – Roots + Shoots: An Alchemist Guide to Chinese Herbs – I chose to scratch the tracks and start over. In brief, my piece-of-shit headset was not cutting it.
So I broke down, walked to Best Buy, and bought a Yeti Blackout. OMG what a difference. I am in love. This is one of those purchases I will be grateful for with each and every use. Makes starting back at the beginning worth it (did I mention I have a perfectionism problem?).
Meanwhile, some consciously curated…
Recipes + Links
Lemon olive oil sorbet for a father’s birthday. Plus a deeply resonate story of relationship.
Simple, beautiful tomato eggs. I’d sub out the canola and rice, but this looks lovely.
Might even add Magic Green Sauce. Another simply delightful creation.
A listen on wishing well for difficult people. After all, we are someone’s difficult people!
A listen on things you can do for depression. Psst…it starts with food.
P.S., Are you ready for fall? What’s your favourite part? xo.
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