Since last week we changed our way of experiencing grocery shopping and cooking. We signed up to Acme Farms and Kitchen which is “Whatcom County’s simple solution to eating delicious, locally produced food. We grow, gather and test regionally produced food so all you need to do is shop online, pick up your order [at our convenient Bellingham location] and feast”.
To me it’s a great food system when you know where and how your food is produced, you can reduce waste in significant amounts, eat fresh, organically and locally produced food and when you don’t get bored of eating the same food over and over. Oh! and very important… at a reasonable price. If you’re local please check them out Here. If not, check them out anyways to get an idea of what you may find or start in your community. I feel like it’s a way of changing the world, one step at a time.
Dani and I went to the boats and fishing thrift store. It’s kind of cool to see all the stuff that gets to be reused. But still there’s so much stuff that doesn’t get that luck. They just go streight to the dump.
But eventhough some people may think it all looks like garbage, I found some beauty in it, history and energy attached to all the stuff in there. I just wanted to share this experience because sometimes we can get caught up in “mental scrap”, but the truth is that everything has beauty in it, and you can see it in many different ways, don’t you think?
I think it was a good excersice to take pictures, and finding beauty in scrap materials…It’s like a positivity exercise for me. It can be applied in other areas of life. For example, my way of getting rid of ”mental scrap” is by finding beauty in things I would normally dislike (in this case that thing would be garbage).
What are you doing these days to find beauty in everyday life?
This is a super yummy option for pasta. I eat it half raw half cooked, because the pasta itself is raw, but I add marinara sauce that is not raw. but you can add the raw version if you want to go raw all the way. Here I share the ingredients I like to eat it with, but I guess you can add more things, like avocados, cilantro or other veggies.
2 cups zucchini and/or squash
1/2 cup onion ringlets
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary. de-stemmed and chopped
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1?3 cup Portobello
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoom lemon juice
So you peel the zucchini all the way. And then just add the other ingredients. It feels like a garden in your mouth…
After spending sometime in Caracas it felt a little weird to be back. The first couple of days I felt like adjusting to my home here in WA. I guess it’s pretty normal to feel like this coming from a warm weather to a cold weather. Everything is different, and everything happens just so fast, sometimes it can feel like it’s all a dream. But eventually, everything comes back.
Working with the cutest and most creative couple of girls, its hard to not feel welcome back…
Getting back to my super cute mittens I got from Etsy last year…
And of course, Dani… I’m glad I’m back
I’ve been working on my web site for about 3 months now. Of course it’s been on and off. And when I make decisions about it and let them sit for too long before I make them public, it turns out that when I get back to them, I just don’t like them anymore. So I start all over again. So for the past couple of weeks I’ve decided that I’m going to finish the design for my web site, no matter what. It’s been great to see how much you can get done when you have a dead line. Even your own dead lines work.
My back is a little sore, and I haven’t been sleeping as much as I wish, but I’m very happy with the results of hard work and productivity. So for the rest of the night, after a couple of weeks of not holding a brush at all (just computer work), I’m going to enjoy myself doing what I love the most: just painting, while listening to some music.
Dani is out of town, and I’m really enjoying this time alone. Tomorrow, I’ll get other chores ready, like packing for Venezuela!!!
So see you soon!
Today I was playing at the playground with one of the cute little girls I take care of, and, as the brieve description of the Dr. in his form, I “slipped and smacked” my shin. It was so painful we had to go to the emergency room to have it checked out. Now I’m walking with the crutches, and being pampered by Dani.
This whole incident can have a very possitive point of view; it made me realized how happy I am with the people I’m surrounded by. The truth is that I’m usually happy and I feel very appretiated, but in moments like this I can feel it even more and it’s more obvious.
I also realized how sometimes we can take health for granted. After this event I’m going to use my body in even more ways, I’ll explore movement and be more motivated to work out, walk, run, dance, stretch and just move as much as I can (I’ll do my best to keep this feeling last for as long as I can).
I love being alive.
Dino Buzzati (October 16, 1906 – January 28, 1972) was an italian writer, painter and poet, and he’s well know worldwide for Il deserto dei tartari (the tartar steppe) I trully admire him and I wanted to share ir with you. Maybe you’ll like his books too
Here are some of his paintings:
A couple of weeks ago, Dani and I went to the children’s museum as part of our art walk, and we had a blast!
it reminded me that we’re all kids, but sometimes we have to pretend to be grownups to fit in… maybe some people are real grownups, but I think that’s an unknown world to me!
Wait a minute!
I thought it was that time of the year when the leafs start falling of the trees and you get kind of like a chill feeling in the morning and therefore you have to wear some kind of jacket to be a little bit more comfortable. Well, maybe on another year, but this time around I just feel like opening and handing Christmas presents, and we haven’t even gone through Thanksgiving yet!
Oh well, I can’t say I’m not enjoying it, and it actually looks quite beautiful. The first snow of the year was on Friday night and I was dancing and singing just to celebrate
Dani and I decided to take a stroll and see the first snowflakes covering the town.
It was a little windy too!
snow is so pretty…
at the next morning… Oh no! some letters are missing from the banner!
Finally I’m back
After a couple of weeks without computer, now I get to see all the pictures I’ve taken and enjoy blogging again.
Dani and I spent Halloween weekend playing CLUE with friends, eating some candy and having relaxing time at home watching scary movies. Thanks Katy for hosting such lovely party
My partner Sam and I knew who the killer was from the get go… we just couldn’t get to the right room to make the guess, oh well…