hi vancouver mommy! saw you at the park today!
we're selling our car and rejoining the car co-op now that my big girl can carry her carseat, and the little girl can walk far. we've got a great organic buying group, and about three times a year we do a big bulk delivery. i would really like to stop driving for food altogether. we've just set up a bike for me to have the little one on the back, or use the jogging stroller. better weather will help! we've got a bunch of food sensitivies, so to handle that and wanting to eat organic, i need to be inventive. we bake our own bread, make our own yogurt, and make most things from scratch. i'm very excited about plans to do some canning this summer! as well as freezing fruit we pick.
i'm in a new phase of decluttering, as we're four in under 800 sq ft. i'm finding it difficult to get the stuff i've culled out of the house, though.
i am THRILLED to have a new worm compost...i just need worms! i would really like to grow a lot of food this year.
we're media artists in our household, so tv isn't going to go
but we prerecord everything and watch discs, mostly. i can't live with commercials. i don't consider moving images that different from reading...we do a lot of everything. audiobooks are the rage with the 7 year old and we've just found another free source at a library...we love librivox.org, too. i've just abandoned magazine subscriptions, i'll just look at them online, and i'm increasing my use of the library. i love being able to pick up requests
i've begun decluttering our clothing, to reduce how much laundry we do
: and someone brilliant around here suggested a great routine of everyday folding yesterday's clothing, putting it away, putting a new load on to wash, dry, to fold the next day. aah. much better.
what i'd like to do this year is simplify all of my routines. keeping up with it all has been challenging.