Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pure Luck

Let me preface this post by saying that I don't believe in luck. But I do believe that certain people end up in negative situations in an ongoing way through no real fault of their own. If you've ever seen the movie from the 80's "Pure Luck", with Martin Short and Danny Glover, you know what I'm talking about. And if you know me well enough, you would know that I am Martin Short's character personified. Why do I say this? Well, here's a perfect example. I bought my Subaru at the end of 2006. The weekend we were moving in April of 2007, my headgasket blew. So I was without a car for a bit. Get my car back. October 2007, a random flying tire from the other side of the freeway demolishes my car, and we possibly all could have died, given our close proximity to a cliff. Right before we move. Get my car back again. Today, as I was driving to pick up a pizza, as we're moving and I'm not in the mood to cook, I get in another accident.

Is my car "cursed"? Doomed to wreck or break every time we move? So far it has. Or am I "one of those people" that freak, random things always seem to happen to me? I just don't know. All I know is, I think I need a different car.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hiye Ye to the Olde Mountainside

At last! Back to the mountains! We are so excited to be moving at the end of this month to Foresthill. Although we will miss our family, friends and routine here in Sacramento, it is a really good move for us. We will be on 2 acres of forest and meadows, plenty of room for gardening and exploring.

We have lots planned for this winter, so check back for pictures of the kids, recipes for yeast bread, dyeing play-silks, I will be trying my hand at preserving food by jarring, Midwifery school has officially started (Hooray!) and a loosely developed "Pre-school" cirriculum will start to come into play for Zara.