I am not…
…the fact that the sun is setting later and later, while rising earlier and earlier. We made it through the dark times again!
…what a good team my wife and I make. I don’t mind filling out mindless paperwork, but she has to clear the table, bring me the forms, and be nice to me.
…dog sitting for a sweet little dog.
…the prospect of helping a new friend bring a new pony into her life this Friday.
…the prospect of date night tomorrow.
…good friends (you know who you are.)
…the new name for our “farm” that Weez and I are both excited about: Coyote Crow Farm. More on that later.
…playing the violin again after many years away, but this time without the perfectionism (well, less of it, anyway.)
What are you loving today? You can answer in the comments, on the left.
Forgive the title, I couldn’t help myself.
We had a big tin of olive oil, and when we reached the end of it, there was some gritty stuff in it that made me hesitant to use the rest of it for cooking. So (after something of a delay), I said that we could make use of the oil by making an olive oil lamp. First I looked at a post on Down to Earth blog about how to make an oil lamp in a jar. That wasn’t quite what I wanted, so I also looked in Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen’s awesome book, Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World. The first project in that book is how to make olive oil lamps, either with a shell or dish, or with an old candy tin. Lacking a candy tin, I used an empty tin of Burt’s Bees hand salve. I used some ordinary dishcloth cotton yarn (Peaches and Creme, maybe) for the wick, and the icky old oil for the fuel. Tada!
Me: I love you, honey.
Her: I love you, too.
Me: Even when you’re annoying.
Her: Um, you too.