This week I’m swinging back home. I’m spreading chips and planting seeds and clearing weeds of all kinds.
My birthday is in a couple of weeks. I’m turning 37. And of all the things I’m grateful for, I’m most grateful for this: that I’m so much better at letting myself have things that make me happy.
Fouch-o-matic Frequently Asked Questions:
How big is the Mountain Dream Home?
The house is designed to be 892 square feet, not counting attached greenhouse or food storage.
Things are a bit of a mess around here right now. Spring is a little messy for me anyway. (Exhibits here and here.) It isn’t my best season. Add on a couple of extra things, like, oh, I don’t know, a TEDx talk, and I’m about an inch of dark chocolate away from a meltdown.
I don’t usually tell people I’m a prepper. In fact I often say the opposite. But of course I was born the child of a prepper. I’m grandfathered into prepper-dom. I’m a born prepper.
Right now I’m feeling it’s completely glorious that there are so many people of like mind in the world.
Wishing you all peace, and rest. And the courage to live fully alive, instead of normal.
I cry every time I read this piece, partly because of the content and partly because it was easily 3 am when I finally got it posted. I’ve just been run too thin lately. I’m getting ragged. But here is my tribute, my explanation, and my encouragement, for the Mudroom space and my experiences […]
I simply have no energy available to be spent in insecurity or frustration. I have a human life to live and that’s as much as a person can possibly handle.
I always get a little wild in my chest this time of year, like there’s a caged bird in there.
We got plumb tired over the last couple of weeks. I decided the most of the problem was the electric light. And I wasn’t wrong.
I pick a word, at the beginning of every year, to set a tone and a path and an adventure for the year. There’s a community of people who do this, the #oneword365 folks, except everyone’s joking about whether or not this year we have to be #oneword366, because of the leap year.