Since we are still in Harare writing and revising project proposals I don’t have exciting and new stories to share. Proposal writing is exhausting and really tedious work. I have a wonderful college with whom I’m sharing the work load and has made these last few weeks more bearable! But to satisfy my creative side I’ve had to supplement my long work days with lots of fun projects. What kind of projects you ask? (K doesn’t ask cause he knows he will get roped into some kind of crazy crafting night)
I just finished knitting my first washcloth. I used this pattern. I like how the washcloths look stacked together, so I’m planning to knit several more just so that I can stack them together. Yes, I know how that sounds. One of my colleges ask me if I knew that I could buy washcloths already made when I showed her. I’m getting lots of craft support here. (Can you hear the sarcasm? Is it coming through the interwebs? Just wanted to make sure you were missing it)
I’ve been on the new eating clean kick. The concept behind it is not to eat processed food. Its not super hard to follow but it does require some prep work. But of course once I decide to start eating healthier I come across all these amazing recipes. Like this one. I found this recipe on the Joy The Baker blog. Let me tell you I want to be friends with Joy if she is willing. Also I plan to balloon up to 300 pounds… which is fine right?
Cool Internet Things
I started a new bookmarks list which I call “Time on your hands”. I think K would translate it into “wasting time” but come on where can you come up with a color palette based on a photograph? Oh you can do it here. Oh you are looking for a new craft project. Well why don’t you look here? Are you on a diet and just want to stare at really good looking food? Do it here and or here. If you are in the mood for some entertaining reading, this should do.
In our house in Harare, there is a bathroom which is painted white with white tile and in the afternoon around 2pm the light in the room becomes magnificent. No, really its amazing. I make a point to take a break about 2pm and just go in the bathroom and enjoy the light. I will have to take a picture someday to capture the light. It just draws me in and makes me want to stay. But speaking of light, I found this colorful art installation. I love the light and shadow of these pictures.
I’ve been reading up a storm these last few months. (Well what I consider a storm) I love coming across great books and the sadness that comes once you finish a book and have to part with the characters. Here’s my little list:
The Seamstress (currently reading and loving every page)
I’m always looking for new music, so feel free to share what you are listening to.
So there it is. Pretty much a summary of what my brain focuses on while I’m not writing proposals. (Oh and worrying about the future, but there is nothing new about that one, plus there aren’t any pretty pictures for worrying)