I have been tagged by my friend jen. I’m supposed to list six things that have made you happy recently.
I’m going to use this as an opportunity to practice with flickr.
I really enjoy taking classes and learning new things. I get super excited about facts and interesting science tidbits. I had a midterm this am and I actually enjoyed myself, preparing for it and writing it.
2. Multi-coloured pens, sharpies and highlighters.
I am and always will be a science nerd at heart. These are the tools of my trade.
3. My birdfeeder
I put up a feeder in the front 3 weeks ago and I have been very stressed out (yes, I know- I’m weird that way) that the birds wouldn’t find it before it got cold. They found it.
We’ve been a regular 2.99$ special buffet around here lately.
Nuthatches, junkos and chickadees mostly.
They’re hard to photograph, they’re so quick.
They make me very happy.
4. This is a combination- Library, books on tape and ipod.
Since I started knitting obsessively 3 years ago, I kind of gave up my other great passion- reading. I recently discovered the joy of books on tape. I can use my hands to knit and still ‘read’ a story. GREATEST INVENTION EVER. Also the Saskatoon library has the greatest books-on-tape catalogue ever. There are perks to living in a province with alot of seniors. This means I get to go ‘read’ all these books for free! WOOHOO!
5. New shoes
I have the hardest time ever finding shoes that don’t give me blisters. Ask any of my friends who have been gifted expensive practically new hiking boots and shoes. Apparently, I have a ‘very European’ foot, which means I have most of my foot to between my heel and ball of my foot and very short toes. I have wide feet, a deep instep and a weird bump on my heel of my right foot that causes blisters when I even look at shoes other than flipflops or crocs. This problem hasn’t been a huge deal for me for the last 10 years. Living in BC meant that I could get away with flipflops or crocs or rubber boots, year round, without a worry. Now, with a prairie winter on the way, I felt I probably was tempting fate to avoid getting ‘big girl’ shoes any longer.
I searched high and low. I tried on many cute shoes that didn’t fit. I cried a little and I found:
London by Birkenstock. I may never win any fashion awards, but damn are they comfy. They don’t touch my feet, they fit and I’m a happy camper.
Also in the above photos- reindeer wearing christmas sweaters flannel-lined pants from j.crew which totally count for things that make me happy 5.5
6. Good food
I kind of fell off the food wagon lately. I still eat really healthy veggie food, but for the last month it’s been reheated soups. I have a tendency to make 10L+ of soup at a time and then freeze it to eat over the week while Mike is gone. Now this is fine, but kind of boring.
My friend Crystal has recently reminded me how good (and easy!) vegan cooking can be. I’ve made 3 different stirfries in the last 5 days. HAVE I BEEN MISSING OUT!
this is the best of the bunch- tofu fried in garlic, with steamed (but still crunchy! oh so important!) peas, broccoli, spinach and celery, on brown rice with Ashley M’s ginger peanut sauce.
Usually everything is just a vessel for the peanut sauce, but this certainly held it’s own.
I also haven’t been baking alot lately. My mum bakes alot and has been giving it to us. I don’t really like a lot of starch, but I do like my baking. With all of mum’s baked goods around (that I actually don’t want to eat because I don’t like- shh don’t tell!) I haven’t wanted to add to it with my own baking. I miss my baked goods and that was oh so evident on Saturday morning when I whipped up these
…and then promptly ate 3.
Dear Good food, welcome back into my life.
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