saturday summary – the road week
good thing lee and i got three dates in last week, because this week i was on the road monday through friday for work. it’s no fun to be away from my other half for that long, but it is very fun to hang with my dad and titu all week. i’m lucky that one of my biggest clients is in my hometown.
after watching others post a photo a day in january and february, i finally decided to play along with fat mum slim’s photo challenge. i hope it will help me be creative in documenting daily life. i’m using flickr’s app, which offers the same fun features as instagram. this works well for me because i already store all my photos on flickr, but i wish it had the same community as instagram.
the best thing i ate all week was a twist on this baked millet recipe from mark bittman’s cookbook. i have very little experience cooking with millet, but we tried it two different ways and both were easy and delicious!
this article on harvard business review got my attention: to-do lists don’t work. i’m a huge list-maker, and fill up my gtasks app with everything from work deadlines and phone calls to errands and crafty projects. i wonder if the strategy suggested in the article would help me stop extending the due date on certain tasks.
i was surprised by this list of the 8 easiest languages for english-speakers to learn. i would never have guessed that romanian would top the list. i actually worked with a romanian all week and listened to her speak her native tongue on phone conversations, and it seemed more unfamiliar than some of the romance languages or dutch and german.
next week i’ll begin to prep my garden for spring. the arrival of march is usually my signal to get started, and the warm weather this week certainly feels like spring. it’s still a little early for most things to go in the ground, so i’ll be taking advantage of the warm days to remove winter weeds, rake in the new compost, and starting seedlings in small pots (that can be taken inside when we inevitably get another freeze). i also want to make this cute idea for plant markers that i found on pinterest. hooray for a new garden season!