Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Over the weekend my mans and I splurged and bought VIP passes to Rifflandia IV. We missed the first night and most of the first day, but every second after we arrived was sheer child-free drunken bliss. This week my WIP is pretty much to survive until Friday. I replied to an email earlier from Laura where she basically said, "where have we been? to busy doing life to blog?" and my answer was pretty much, yes. Tonight I worked late; tomorrow I have a Vancouver Island Derby Meeting in Parksville; Thursday I have to work late and then go to Derby; and Friday my mans' mom, grandma, and sister are coming into town (we don't have to host them, but my house is a disaster so I should clean it, no?). On top of that, I have a massive grant proposal due on Friday that's experiencing some hiccups, one of which is my exhaustion. And then next week it starts all again. But, you know what? I love it. Just some weeks I get railroaded away from my aims at a HOME SWEET HOME more than I want to. Regardless, here are my WIPS!
KITCHEN: Tonight I flaked and ordered pizza, but tomorrow I have these strange dreams of making a pesto pasta (pesto from the freezer) with roasted beets and garbanzo beans and roasted honey'd spaghetti squash on the side. Strange, I know. The boys will have theirs with grated old cheddar on top. As for Thursday, I have no idea what I'll do. I'll honestly probably boil some hot dogs and veg for the child and then go to work. No time for life. Right? This weekend I'm having my lady friends over for a potluck and want to make an apple and asian pear pie. Oh, and I should probably make some applesauce with the apples on my counter, put my squashes into cold storage, hang up and store the 50lbs of onions I bought yesterday ($10!!!), and clean out the fridge from all the nastiness. yay life!
COMMUNITY: Lots of this happening, as always. Most notably on Thursday I'm hosting a self-exploration exercise for Aboriginal youth at the Friendship Center. I'm doing an exercise called the River of Change which I will get some photos of for you and do a tutorial because it's awesome and transformative. I've been doing a handful of them lately and like doing them over asset mapping, pretty fun. The youth who participate will also receive an honorarium and food food food for participating.
CRAFT: I'm knitting my stepdad some socks for xmas (I have him this year) and may have signed myself up to test knit someone's pattern (and I might get yarn out of it!). I kind of want to finish my sweater, but have the needles working on a birthday hat for a cool almost three year old's bday this saturday! yip yip hurrah!
what are you working on this week?