What I’m Digging
Happy Friday, friends. Here’s hoping this finds you all doing fantastic. Me, I’m nursing a bit of a head cold/tight chest/cough/body ache/watery eye something or other. It showed up Tuesday evening and I’ve been addressing it with herbs and tea and honey and baths and rest ever since. Just when I feel like I’ve got a leg up on it, it takes every ounce of energy to walk across the kitchen.
I think it’s just something going around, but it’s frustrating, nonetheless. I feel like I take really good care of my body, but, admittedly, since Huxley was born, and with it the traumatic birth I experienced, I’ve noticed I seem to get sick much more readily than I did before. I’m thinking that simply means that some deep immune tonic herbs are in order. Reishi mushroom, ashwaganda, astragalus, ginseng-you and I are about to start getting all kinds of up close and personal, regularly.
In other non-Ashley health news, here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*These butternut thyme quesadillas will be happening in my house, stat.
*Really loving this oil lamp.
*Want to pressure can beans? Want to make them super pretty, in Weck jars? Here’s how.
*The sweetest pixie bonnets for wee ones!
*Wonderful article on the importance of texture in designing children’s play spaces.
*These jam-filled chocolates from local business Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon sound sublime.
*I like the way Cider & Rye thinks about food and drink.
What are you up to this weekend, friends? We were supposed to go to a Russian foods-themed potluck to watch the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics tonight at a friend’s house, but this yuckus has me feeling more like lying on the couch in my p.j.’s all day. All weekend, really. Either way, I’ll be watching the t.v.. Although I’m not a real “athletic” type, in any organized sports kind of way, I turn into a huge enthusiast when the Olympics roll around. I especially turn into some gnarly-worded snow bunny when the snowboarders are on. I hardly even know myself then. “Totally righteous air, dude! That flip was sick!” I should just end while I’m ahead….
Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!
*I post a photo of Huxley in my What I’m Digging round-ups because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. During a recent bath, he color coordinated all of his foam bath letters and numbers. I always did feel like the number one was rather blue…”One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.”