These are the things currently occupying my attention in no particular order…

  • I continue to spend 20-30 hours a week on The Hague House. This past week we finished installing the original porch railing which we’ve spent the past 3-4 weeks restoring. Sanding has already started on the columns. We will begin repairs tomorrow and I’m hoping to have at least the first coat on by the end of the week.

  • We are fully settled into the our regular fall/winter schedule which means a lot of Bethany and I getting Beatrix to ALL THE THINGS. School, play rehearsals (she’s been cast as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream), circus (5 classes), Girl Scouts, and the occasional other things that come up here and there (today she was filming for a opera company all day playing the part of most of a pioneer girl). So this makes our already very busy full lives even busier.

  • Later this month we are planning to travel to Winter Moon, Summer Sun to help with some trail maintenance and prep for the sled dog season. Bethany and Beatrix have been up a few times to do dog sledding. I’ve been once (it’s normally a women-only deal but the owner, Kathleen, makes an occasional exception for me). About an hour north of Duluth, MN. Deep in the woods and off-grid. In other words, heaven. Looking very much forward to it.

  • Reading: I’m still struggling to get into anything or get through it quickly. Right now though, I’m in the middle of Moon Over Soho and finding it just as fun as the first book in this series.

  • Listening to: Loving the new album for Lorde, Solar Power. Also, was recently introduced to Josh Ritter and really enjoy his songwriting.

Inspired by Derek Sivers.