Monday, March 30, 2009
wonder, seek, discover
I love just about everything posted on Indexed, but this one was especially nice to come across on a slow moving Monday morning.
My weekend was a fine one - I finally got to all the relaxing that didn't happen during spring break. And when I say relaxing, I mean 5 loads of laundry, fancy-ish dinners, 6 hours spent working on the yoga studio's newsletter, a felting workshop, Jenga in the dark (for Earth Hour), and critiquing and writing stories for class. Good times, and here are some pictures to prove it.
The felting workshop was led by an artist named Mindy Sue Meyers, and we learned how to make and dye felt from raw wool and kool-aid. It was interesting and I enjoyed the artist's talk and explanation of her work & vision. I am fascinated by artists and the creative process, so hearing about how someone else is inspired and productive is one of my favorite things.
Mindy Sue specializes in taking household items - sponges, paper napkins, Brillo pads - and embellishing them with beads, embroidery and scents so that they look and smell like delicious baked goods. You can check out more of her work at her blog.
Saturday night, I made the vegan asparagus quiche from Veganomicon. It was a very good looking dish, but unfortunately I didn't care for it at all. I think it came out right - Nathan liked it, and Amy and David seemed to appreciate the leftovers I brought them. It was the consistency that got to me. I don't know why I thought I'd like a vegan quiche, when I've never been particularly fond of the egg version. Alas, they can't all be zingers. On the bright side, my potato leek soup was smashing, as usual. So there's that.
Also! I was originally planning on running a 10K in Tyler this past weekend, but skipped it due to lack of funds and time. Instead, I completed my longest run ever right here in town - six miles on Lanana Creek Trail. It was a good run - slow but steady, and I didn't even feel like I was going to die at the end. I feel confident that if I keep this up, I'll be able to successfully complete a half-marathon by October, and that's pretty freaking exciting.