What I’m Digging
Happy Friday, friends! Jen was over a little while ago, working on a magazine profile of me (slated for next October) and some final images for Handmade Gatherings (still trying to get just the right cover shot). I’m wearing flannel, my favorite, typing this on the patio. The leaves are audible now, crackling both underfoot and overhead as they take their final plunge. The air is crisp, the sunlight is dappled, things are good.
In other news, here’s some this and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*Grounded is a new magazine for parents that’s right up my alley.
*Some of these 99 hacks that could make life easier are absolutely brilliant!
*Marisa has some wonderful ideas for things to can in autumn.
*Excited to get my hands on Lena’s Corwin’s new book, Made By Hand.
*A short but sweet video made by Ollie, one of my Urban Farm School canning students a few weeks ago.
Tomorrow is our little guy’s big superhero party (his actual birthday is the 21st, and for that we’ll likely go to an orchard or for a hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway before it closes down for the winter)!!! I don’t know who’s more excited about it, him or me and Glenn. Superhero super foods (think nori sheets, blueberry smoothies, root veggie chips, blueberry & chevre dip, flourless chocolate cupcakes, hot cider)!!! A multi-hued star-shaped pinata filled with natural treats! Mask and cape decorating! Obstacle course! FUN!!!! Also, did I mention that I’ll be decked out as Wonder Woman, Glenn will be Superman, and Huxley will be Spider Man? Oh, yes. It. Is. On.
I think I’ll take Sunday to recover, “officially” celebrate his 3rd trip around the sun on Monday, and then get busy writing up a chapter of my newest book proposal for my editor. Gonna hustle to get that done before I leave for two days of business meetings in NYC on the 28th. Going to the Big Apple all by myself! First time doing a business trip alone since Huxley was born. I know I’ll miss the bejeezus out of him and Glenn, but I’ll be there and back before I know it. Plus, I get to have dinner with Grace while I’m up there! And, did I mention it’s New York CITY?!!!!
Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!
*I post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. He hopped on this moss-covered rock beside the chicken coop the other day and began making zooming noises before declaring himself to be a “pizza guy”!