A Simple Woman's Daybook: August 2010

Back in Lima after a glorious visit to the Estados Unidos.  Weddings, newborns, reunions, gardens, summer heat, back and front porch sitting, amazing and inspiring people, rasberry cupcakes... what more could a girl ask for?

Outside my window. . .

I'm choosing to celebrate Lima winter, its crisp and cold and perfect weather for soup creations.

I am listening to. . .

alternating between Rhythm: reduce. reuse. recycle. a mixed tape created by Brit for the sister and Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons

I am thinking. . .

about how amazing this week has been being back in Peru and catching up with friends, how I really need to clean the house before going back to work on Monday and how I really want to do something creative today.

I am thankful. . .

for the beautiful moments I was blessed to spend stateside, affordable fresh produce, and collaboration.

from the learning room. . .

I've been learning a lot about the true faces of Love, the deep healing nature of forgiveness, and how to take better care of this one body I've been given.

from the kitchen. . .

invited friends over on Friday for a humble Egyptian lunch out of my Arab Table Cookbook.  Favorite part:  homemade arab flatbread :).

I am wearing. . .

warm fuzzy pajamas, wool socks & slippers, big blue fuzzy robe.  Standard winter attire.

I am hoping. . .

for a good start to the work week, loads of motivation and good, healthy communication.

I am creating. . .

a frame for my earrings, a sketchbook for the arthouse exhibit, and a cookbook stand.

I am praying. . .

for our local community and the worldwide WMF community.

Around the house. . .

post vacation cleaning is definitely in order.  As soon as I finish this post I'm on it... 

I am reading. . .

"All About Love:  Visions" by Bell Hooks and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig

One of my favorite things. . .

is sitting on my parent's back porch drinking ginger mint tea under the stars with friends and sweet family.  also, cooking out of my sister's garden :).

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .

go to work, pick up the Langley's from the airport (yahoo!), and help Anni & Giancarlo cook for their engagement party!

Several picture thoughts I am sharing. . .


On the farm in Peabody, KS

Fresh produce from my neighborhood market (all for under $4!)

 With 1 hour old baby Isla Jo

Celebrating at Sarah & Sebas' wedding

Chillin' with Mr. Lucas