25 November 2010


Menu So Far That I Can Tell:

Juice Shots: Grapefruit and Mint, Ginger and Apple
Crackers with Cream Cheese and Olive Tapenade
Clementine Oranges
Black Cherry, Pomegranate, Wild Blueberry Jellybeans

Fig and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad
Seed-crusted Harvest Rolls
Butternut Squash Bisque
Maple-glazed Brussel Sprouts
Rosy Duchess Potatoes
(guest is bringing green beans?)
Carrot, Pecan, Cranberry Grain Salad

Cranberry Sauce
Caramelized Onions?
Duck of some sort?

Pastry Wrapped Honey Poached Pears
Vanilla and Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie

16 People--most are exchange student from Wash U.

I made another hat--this time for a baby boy, and it is pretty cute. I have a hard time making the place where one row blends into the next look seemless.

20 November 2010


The last two weeks have flown by, and I have really enjoyed my time here in Texas. So much has happened but nothing ever felt rushed or busy. It just kind of flowed along from breakfast into work, sometimes into a guitar session instead, with games in the afternoon, potlucks or craft nights in town, pauses for duckling cuddling, and lots of learning about Rocket Stoves, cob, Earthbag houses, plumbing, sweet potatoes, and crochet. Leaving tomorrow for St Louis. I'm rather glad I'm taking the train, it will give me more space to shift my thoughts forward.

09 November 2010

adventure month

I am back in the airport once again, inspired by free wifi. Sunrise as we drove to Seatac, glow-orange with a line of pink and blue all around. It's raining now. I am mostly glad to be leaving Seattle. I am mostly excited to be headed towards a farm in Texas to help build some sort of house. Things seem pretty routine--security lines were long, a granola bar is way to expensive, my luggage is too heavy and overfull. At the same time it feels like everything is unstable, and about to change in some life-altering way.