My garden has been neglected this summer. I don't even want to think about all I've missed and let go to seed! Usually I know the state of each plant. I see the fruit coming and recognize every small change. A big writing assignment that I'll soon tell you about has kept me distracted. I'm just now getting back to the dirt. Ahhhh. Today's picks include the first handful of potatoes, the first small tomatoes, more calendula flowers for salve and the usual strawberry reward, a fist full of refreshing sweetness that I much while gardening.
Things are slow moving on the pre historic skeleton Mikey and I found at Elephant Butte Lake. The state tells me that they're seeking a university to fund the dig. I check on the bones often, they're still there hidden and GPS'd. But around the hiding spot there's loads of bone, fossilized wood and other treats. More as it comes. . . .
- problem solving - try relaxing it will make you more creative
- companies should have shared bathrooms and community areas to maximize random conversation
- live in a big city and walk/ride everywhere if you want to triple your personal performance
- the more real person to person connections you have to humans the more successful you will be
- teaching children - must be hands on, teach them grit (ability to follow through)
My tips summary does not include all the information the author provides to come to those conclusions. I recommend this read to anyone who has children, runs a company or has to be creative for a living.
I've been cutting my hair and Mikeys for ten years. The first couple of years I trained my eyes and hands to reverse the flipped image of the mirror. With that obstacle out of the way things got easier. For a while I kept it simple, I cut my hair to a straight edge, no layers or textures. I dreded Mikey's hair.
But over time I've advanced my skill. Now I cut little flip ups in the front of Mikey's, really like a hedge I can create just about any shape on his curly hair. I cut my own last week and then flew to Los Angeles to visit an old friend. In previous visits to see her we had made a habit of my getting a fancy haircut. At the LA salon I paid careful attention, watched the moves of the hairdresser and ask lots of questions. But this time she noticed my hair which I have recently learned to cut in textured layers, and she was surprised. She said that it was at least as good as the salon where she goes and pays between $100 and $200. I have arrived!
1 c white flour
1 c rice flour
1 c garbanzo flour
1 t salt
1/4 t yeast
1 t kefir whey
The bread enjoyed a nice rise and a little bit of sourness. The goal is to ferment the bread until enters the sourdough realm in order make the gluten easily digestible.
You might be wondering why Wendy is so excited to be eating expired oatmeal and last years peaches. I'll give you the full description which should clear things up. The oatmeal was heated up with maple syrup, mesquite flour, vanilla, cinnamon, butter and salt. The peach smoothie is made from our peach harvest from last summer, honey, yogurt, cacao and vanilla. Most of the ingredients we played some role in preparing.
Thank goodness our buddy Tim picked up those welding eye protection plates. They allowed us to view the annular eclipse and now the venus transit. I was surprised to see that even without magnification the transit was easily visible.