Recent reflections and adventures…

…as recorded (for the most part) in my journal last night while sipping tea at the Muddy Cup:

  • If whiskey is a poor man’s Prozac, then chamomile tea is a poor poor man’s whiskey. Or do I have this completely backwards?
  • Regarding the imminent culmination of my teacher training: One of the benefits of doing a training this way, stretched out over many months interspersed with day to day life, is that one’s usual issues continue to arise, but because of one’s ongoing studies, one is impelled to use a new set of tools to deal with them. Life becomes the crucible of practice. Life becomes the mat, and then, suddenly it becomes clear that there is no mat, and maybe there never was.
  • I successfully executed a stealth sconing on Friday. I took off from work for the day, woke up early, made pumpkin ginger scones, and dropped them off on the doorstop of an old friend who I hadn’t seen in a while (and whose birthday it was).
  • My first CSA distribution of the season is today. Huzzah! I can’t wait to see what I’m going to get (in addition to mounds and mounds of greens).
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    2 Responses

    1. Wow, they look good. And it woudl give me something to do wiht my crystalized ginger that I don’t know what to do with. I assume you can use canned pumpkin?

    2. Yes, the scones are really good! You can do it with canned pumpkin, that’s probably easiest. (I usually process and freeze a pumpkin or two in the fall, and I use that.)

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