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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Still cold and quiet

 It's still cold, icy, wet, dark......
I don't mind it so much. Today I woke to a quiet, dark house. The cat wanted out. She has started sleeping with me. She's old, she wants to be next to me all the time. Gerry left before daylight so he could get to Raleigh to shoot the opening day of the legislature. I had the house to myself all day.

I started the day bottling my first batch of Kombucha. I gave it a taste before carbonation, it's really good. I'm excited to be making it and not spending $3.50 a bottle at Weaver St. anymore. I got these bottles at work. So cool.

I watered my growing collection of houseplants. I'm transplanting and cloning and adopting from work. Most of the plants I have are beneficial to the air, thank you plants!


I rescued these succulents from my mom's house where they were dying a sad death. How anyone can kill a succulent? Don't get me started.....

I put on a pot of vegetable soup, used tomatoes that I canned earlier in the summer from the farmer's market. I mixed up a batch of artisan bread. Love that recipe. Gave up on my sourdough starter. What a pain in the ass. No thanks. The artisan bread batch I keep in the frig is so much easier.
We had soup and fresh bread for supper, the house smells like winter.


I also took a deep breath and dove into warping my loom. I had all day with nothing pressing that had to be done. When has that happened in like.... a year?!  I did math. It went well. I used this beautiful ivory cotton for my warp. I'm going to make myself a small rug. Just because..... I never make myself anything and I don't even want to travel down that selling road right now. You know that road. How much did this cost me to make? How much time did it take? I will NEVER get paid what this is worth in time and materials. Why am I doing this? Who will I sell it to? What if no one likes it? How many will I have to make/sell to make a decent income?  Oh no, no, no, not right now. I gotta job, thanks. This is going to be a hobby just for me, just because. 


I miss this one. Just home from California in this photo, caught in a quiet thought, having tea. She texted me today, she starts her documentary class tonight. 5 months until graduation......

It was a nice day. Hibernation. Renewal. Quiet.

6 comments:

Lori Buff said...

A peaceful day alone sounds so wonderful. Enjoy.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

How funny is this? Talked to Hannah today and she's telling me about how much she loves this new drink with Chia seeds in it. ..I say "ew" and guess what? It's your Kumocha whatever stuff lol

very very small world..I told her you were fermenting your own and she said :COOL!"

Vicki said...

"The house smells like winter".

Beautiful...

Tracey Broome said...

Lori, haven't had one in a while, it was kinda nice! Wouldn't want too many of those, but every now and then its needed.
Suzan, too funny. Chia seeds? hmmm..... I say ew to that too, they expand! haha
Vicki, winter has such a great smell doesn't it? I will soon be looking forward to the smells of summer though!

Michèle Hastings said...

Good to see you tackled the math and set up your loom for weaving. I am sure it's very relaxing once that's done.
I can't believe Wesley is graduating this year... wow, time sure flies.

Trish said...

Nice few posts, Tracey.. happy that you are weaving again, and enjoying the quiet, contemplative hours.. Happiness to you in 2015. Trish