swim in the sea,
drink the wild air
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s a cloudy, cold day here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. The weather prognosticators are saying we might get a snow flurry here and there. It sure feels like snow, but I haven’t had a chance yet to step outside to find out if it smells like snow. I can’t describe the scent of snow possibilities to you, but can tell you that my nose is usually more accurate than the scientific predictions of the weatherfolk.
It’s also a busy, busy day, what with the unpacking and the laundry and the prepping and the cooking of food for the week. Have you heard of Once A Month Meals? M the Younger and his lovely wife have been giving it a try since October, and have been saving money and wasting less food. It’s also pretty efficient in that you do all of your cooking for the month in one day. Well. I’m not quite that ambitious, and since I don’t work outside of the home I don’t have the need to get everything prepped, frozen, and ready to reheat at the end of the work day. However. M and I did stop at a decent grocery store in Annapolis on our way home (we do not have a good grocery store near the ranch) where I picked up quite a bit of winter produce, and I need to do something with all those lovely vegetables before they start to age and wilt and become edible for nothing more than soup.
I’ll be back tomorrow, I hope, with more from our trip to Washington, D.C. Thank you for dropping by. Take a moment or two or more to float in the warm waters of the pool or walk under the bubbles. As always…
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. And smile while you’re at it. 🙂
Today’s joys: The scent of various vegetables cooking, weaving and wafting through the house; the warmth of the oven on a cold winter’s day; morning meditation; thick socks to keep my feet toasty; all the smiles I’m finding as I sort through the photos from the trip.