I’ve been waiting patiently to get my hands on Troublemaker Inks. 🖋 Totally worth the wait. Here are quick tests of Petrichor, Kelp Tea, and Autumn Rain Gray.
Currently reading: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski PhD 📚 I can already tell that this book is going to live up to the hype!
Spice haul. 🌶 Gateway to the North is an old favorite in our kitchen. Looking forward to trying the rest!
Finished reading: Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab 📚 I took my time with this book. The exercises at the end of each chapter were particularly valuable. Here’s just one excerpt I appreciated.
Currently reading: Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky 📚 Oof. I’m printing this sentence out and posting it in front of my face.
If you want to learn more about food insecurity and community fridge networks, this article is a good place to start: There Is Enough Food, Just Not Enough Food Access
It’s colder in the forest today than you thought it’d be. Where the crunchy leaves and soil and roots combine, it’s the color of Birmingham Pen Company’s Oak Moss fountain pen ink. 🖋️
Birmingham Pen Company’s California Raisin is your favorite pair of well-worn jeans in fountain pen ink form. 🖋 When wet, it tends toward indigo, and dries to faded denim.
My friend Jan made me a card and bookmark for my five-year anniversary of working at the library. 🥰 Five years already! Keep reading. 📚
Gluten Free Gem is a wonderful gluten-free bakery, and I love them even more for looking out for their customers in this way!
Geocaching, already one of my favorite adventuring methods, is improved drastically by the presence of random cats. 🧭😻
Today @FunkyPlaid and I had a picnic lunch in Council Crest Park and hiked part of the Marquam Trail. 🥾🌲🧭 Perfect weather, beautiful surroundings, stellar company. And we geocached, too!
Tonight was Tigard’s first Pride parade! 🏳️🌈 I asked for help decorating my car, and the thirteen-year-old grand marshals of the parade obliged with liquid chalk and awesome quotes. Here’s my favorite!
Today’s cooking project: a bit of vegan breakfast happiness with Minimalist Baker’s Easy Tempeh Bacon. 👩🏻🍳 Flavorful and protein-packed!
I’m delighted with the color and shading of Oblation Olive ink! 🖋
Novel Eats, our summer of local food carts in the library parking lot, kicks off today with Bubbles & Treats! My drink is the Moxie with coconut milk. So good!
Finished the triangle garter wrap! 🧶 I’m glad it’s done, but I’ll miss getting lost in the pattern’s cozy simplicity.
Today’s tools: TWSBI Diamond Mini fountain pen, Goby Design pocket notebook with Field Notes inside, and an OliClip. Portable, refillable, and a joy to use.