“Use what you have to make what you need.”
Unknown (an old family adage but sounds like Immanuel Kant)
I love a good adage and if you know me, you know that! I say this one a lot and never knew who said it, but as I read quotes from different philosophers, it sounds like it could be Kant. Please share if you know who said this.
Instagram has always been a challenge for me, so I signed up for, and dedicated an hour and a half to an online workshop. It was great and I was set up outside to learn how to do a “reel”. Here’s my first attempt. Needs some work but I’m learning!
The class lasted longer than I thought but I can’t wait to do more and catch up. Another rabbit hole.
I did my livestock chores and finished right before a thunderstorm broke out. Before I knew it, it was time to hoop. All I could think about was how beautiful everyone looked. Dawn worked us hard last night and really focused on our arms. We did a lot with our hand hoops and I should do an Instagram reel next class. We were in sync! I wore my Sierra Tank Dress and it’s great for waist and chest hooping when down, but for hand hooping, I quickly tied the side of the dress in a knot to make it a top (I had shorts beneath) and away we went.
Not a lot of pics yesterday. I’m being present for a change. The kids surprised us and came for dinner, so I scavenged the cabinets and freezer and used what I had to make what I needed. I made beet green pesto last week and froze it for a later date knowing that it’s beet season now (always trying to get more greens into Jay!) and some pasta odds and ends-quinoa fusilli and a beautiful salad with feta all from the farmers market. They liked it!
I even stumbled on a quick hack of cutting Swiss chard and green onion at the same time by lining them up. Who knew?
What is this? Me shaking those porcupine quills in a mixture of water and Thieves cleaner to soak overnight. I think I’ll make it an Instagram reel.
We’re enjoying the fresh farmers market milk. I put it in my coffee. Jay drinks it and uses it for cereal. I think we’ll need more soon.
For now I have to sign off. I signed up for yoga and am determined to resume a steady practice. My body needs it.
Mary is once again calling for rain. She’s always right.
Have a blessed day!