Our friend, Robo, from Prince George taught me one of my all time favourite mottos (on top of DIY or DIE!): everything all the time. Which means you are literally doing everything all the time.
I take this to mean that everything that I do in my life--feminism, DIY, food, roller derby, my job, being a parent, being a partner, social justice activism, decolonization, community development, etc--I do all the time and in everything that I do. I'm sure that Robo could and would explain it better, but the gist is that I am always and consistently working for change. Everything I do will lead to change and the destr/reduction of patriarchy. all. the. time. Which means that by the time WIP Wednesday rolls around I'm tired, I don't feel like I've taken any pictures worthy of this here HOME SWEET HOME and I feel so scattered I don't know what to say I've been working on this week. Which is a lot. I'm working on a lot.
Right now as I type this, there's dough a rising for a late night pizza, veggies being roasted, sex and the city season 4 sitting in my bag waiting to be watched, and a sweater just begging to be knit.
Kitchen: Coming off a vegan cleanse, my kitchen is a disaster and I've been begging myself to cook more and be more inventive. My favourite meal this week was making all that temaki (above). I "discovered" a new spicy carrot filling whereby I just make a spicy mayonaise and mix it in grated carrot and lay down the center of the temaki like you would a spicy fish. Did you know that salmon and tuna are under this immense pressure to be caught and killed to make our sushi that we're desperately getting our hands on at sushi restaurants? Now, I love myself a good spicy tuna roll, but the one thing we can do to curb the over fishing of fish is to stop buying and eating commercially produced/hunted or farmed fish! Eat local! Do you live somewhere where you can get tuna? No? Don't eat it. Simple as that! (Luckily for us we can get salmon down the road from whomever, but I'm pretty sure the salmon at the sushi place isn't local). see! everything all the time!
Community: So many good things happening right now both at work and at derby! I'm working with a few local agencies/people to help develop a local food charter for the Regional District and the City to adopt. I'm hoping, too, we can involve the local First Nations and have their Councils adopt the charter too. It looks like the charter is going to also specifically address food security and poverty (yes!) and I'm going to be looking at mainly providing policy recommendations to all levels that consider all of the jurisdictions federally and provincially! Big job, lots of work, but there's some fire around food security in our community, so when the building's burning, jump in! Also, did you know that BC Hydro is switching to smart meters and there's been some research to link them to possibly causing cancer because of some radioactive waves? Wow! If you are a home owner (or an advocating tenant! you can advocate for your friends, too!) you can download this poster AND call BC Hydro to slow or stop the implementation of your smart meter! Go here and find out more.
Craft: Aside from knitting my sweater, nothing's going on. Sorry folks ;)