Time slips through my hands. It seems to get worse every year. Faster and faster the earth seems to spin, and all I can do is – every now and then realize, that TODAY is important. Breathe and take in the beauty of the world, and forget about the lists for a bit.
Those lists tho. They almost write themselves. Our self worth is all tied up in how much we get done, what we accomplish. And sometimes that means forgetting to live.
I try to be mindful and in the moment – through great difficulty – for instance – I was just multi-tasking – boiling eggs for egg salad and blogging, and was so “in the moment of blogging” that totally forgot about the boiling eggs… which once again reminded me to simplify, and only try to do one thing at a time, for more meaningful life, and better results…
I try not to get caught up in the “I am only as good as how much stuff I get done” mindset but still somehow feel the need to report to y’all that I have managed to steal away some studio time and this is some of the stuff I’ve been making:
Plates – a commission that has been slow coming, since I don’t want to screw it up… knock on wood 3x and spit over left shoulder 3x.
All my foodie friends seem to be making sauerkraut these days, and I – the Estonian farm girl, who has assisted parents in making a few hundred gallons of that stuff as a kid – felt left out, since I have never before in my adult life attempted to make it on my own… Somehow fermenting veggies seemed too scary before. Making kimchee a few times helped to get over that hump and I am proud to report that we now have a batch of sauerkraut fermenting. I tried some this morning and it is starting to taste like the real deal!
Making sauerkraut has also made me think of making special crocks for it, these are the 2 first fermenting crocks. Will work on different sizes in the future.
Then there are moments like these:
Try not to melt people.
I mean – try not to melt, people!