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Sunday, January 13, 2013
There's Something Wrong With Us
Steve's salt bagel (I can't eat these ones - hypertension)
I currently have a pot roast on the wood stove; Steve is finishing up baking the home made bagels, and I'm looking for a recipe for savory waffles so I can make waffles this afternoon to bring with me this week for breakfasts at work (to alternate with the bagels). We frequently discuss what we're having for the next meal (and sometimes the one after that) while we're eating the current meal.
What can I say? I'm a person of disparate interests and strengths- I keep the checkbook balanced to the penny and pay the bills on time (usually), but I can't manage to keep crap from accumulating on the dining room table. I tend to obsess over the proper use of English grammar (at least, as I understand it), but my math skills are practically non-existent. This is probably why I'm always amazed that the built-in furniture I make for this house turns out as well as it does. I find that the older I get, the less willing I am to suffer fools gladly, but I love well when I love. I shoot from the hip and eat a lot of foot, but at least you don't have to guess what I'm thinking or feeling. I sleep too little and drink too much, and I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up, which is probably why I haven't. However, I do seem to fake it pretty well. To know me is to love me - at least, that's what I keep telling myself. Did I also mention that I'm a loose cannon? And now I have both a soap box and a huge megaphone called a blog....
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, by Lloyd Kahn (Shelter Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-0-93070-52-0) Lloyd Kahn has been publishing very cool books on building homes, especially alternative building methods. I've been a fan of Lloyd's work for years, and I'm also very interested in small homes. Some of the homes are very hippie and quirky; some were slickly architectural. Most were inspirational- all of them were interesting. Cool book!