Beeps and I are about to cross from Hoquiam to Aberdeen when we hear a strange beeping. We slow up on pedaling and coast; moments later a tall, silver-bearded white man slowly crosses a block ahead of us on a segway. Slowwllly he crosses as his siren sententiously announces his passage.
A beat, and then I say to my oldest: “Being on the bike, you are thrown into humanity a bit more,” and halfway through the sentence they are nodding already. We’ve come across a rude cashier, teens cutting eyes at us as they walk home from school, and two young men who pulled over and asked us to buy them beer. And then there’s the distraction of people just doing their thing: mowing lawns or taking out the glass bottles. These few days on the bikes have been incredible for my mood; the sunny days are ecstatic, and the rain and the cold – well, those days I’m glad to get home to the heat and my pantry and my kettle.
My grandmother would be proud of me. I made this lovely maxi dress on her old Singer 15-91 and I love to think of honoring her every time I sew in that machine. But I also like to think she’d be proud of the brass-bottomed bitch I am today! The fabric is from @stylemakerfabrics and I recommend them unreservedly. This frock is for my friend @abicree – a gift I will be mailing to her. And may she wear it well! Sinclair vegan boots by @nicorashoes; third generation female shoemaker. #sewing #vegantailor #dressmaking #bespoke #bespokehogaboom #customclothing #vegan
I finished two dresses today, and washed and dried a gorgeous two-tone linen for a pair of trousers. My stockpile of fabrics for upcoming projects is, incredibly, slowly dwindling. Another great thing about the bike is it forces me to stop working, and to an extent stop thinking about work. I’ll take what I can get!
I am grateful for good sleep last night, and to wake feeling rested. Very DEEP sleep lately!
I am grateful for a cozy house, and time to myself in the morning, and black coffee.
Our fridge is full of food including about six different kinds of plant milks! I am grateful for abundance.
I am grateful for progress on today’s project in the studio: a pair of linen trousers.
I am grateful for my friend E. and his podcast; he released an episode today where I was a co-host.
I am grateful for a bike ride today, yes in the cold. I am grateful for safety!
I am grateful to see some of my dear ladyfriends this evening.
I am grateful for yoga today. Every day this year!
Today I scheduled a doctor’s appointment, and also an appointment for massage. I am determined to focus a bit more on self care.
I am grateful for a trip to Monte with my husband today. He has been very loving and he has been trying to take care of me today; I had kind of a rough day.
I am grateful for a hot shower, cozy PJs, a soft bed, a kitty next to me in the bed too!
I am grateful for a deep sleep last night, and to wake feeling rested.
I am grateful for time to myself in the morning!
I am grateful for hot coffee, and delicious coffee, and these wonderful little microgreens from a local farm.
Ralph shaved the boys’ heads tonight, I am grateful for home haircuts as they are CHEAP and fast and easy, lol
I am grateful for work today. It was a bit rough here and there but I got through it! I finished a dress, started another dress, and completed some jean alterations.
I am grateful for website work today. Ralph and I finished the draft on a theater website.
I am grateful for a date out, just getting groceries and hanging out, with the family.
I am grateful for dinner tonight. I am grateful for food in the pantry, for enough to take care of my children and family.
I am grateful for yoga! Every day this year!
I am grateful for a hot shower, cozy pajamas, and a soft bed.