I've been a little stressed lately - I'm spending a lot of time working, and little time in my studio. I think there's got to be a correlation there. The house is messy and I've got an unending to-do list!
Cooking has been my solace as of late. I think it has something to do with the weather, and my general mood.
I made this soup last week, and again yesterday. It is simply cooked (and well rinsed) soba noodles, veggie broth, 1/3 inch tofu cubes, cilantro, chopped green onions, and a tiny dash of garlic powder and ginger powder. Usually when I make soups like this, I make a lot, and eat it for lunch multiple days. I love cooking, but I also love homemade leftovers.
It has also been very snowy here - which is to be expected in South Dakota. I think the difference between here and Wisconsin/Illinois is that the snow doesn't ever really melt. Usually in Wisconsin we'd have a couple of freak days each winter where the snow would melt away leaving a gross muddy slush everywhere. I specifically remember one Christmas in Wisconsin where all of us cousins were outside at my aunts house playing basketball in t-shirts because it was 65 degrees outside. Those days where you could feel the sun and be reminded that summer will in fact eventually come back were so revitalizing.
At least now I am working from home, and get to see the sunshine every day. When I was living in Illinois for grad school, I remember the second winter I was there my schedule was so intense that I rarely got to see daylight! I taught an 8am class, and would be either on campus (in a windowless room) or at my studio (also windowless) and by the time I'd leave at around 7 or 8pm, it would be pitch black outside. That was a hard winter. I'm thinking I need a vacation someplace warm!
On the plus side, I got these sweet pyrex mixing bowls at the thrift shop last weekend!
Nate was a sweetheart and went thrifting with me. I'm pretty sure it may have had something to do with the fact that I let him bring a drum kit in to the house. :)