One of my friends, N, is (in)famous in our household (and I’m sure others) for her worm composting bin. But, it turns out that perhaps her roommates are not so taken with the worms. So, Christian and I have agreed to become worm foster parents.
If you don’t know about indoor worm composting (how dare you!), you can read a little about it here: Indoor Composting.
I’m quite excited, actually. Apparently, the box is called a “worm condo” (those worms better be prepared to pay their maintenance fee) and you can buy worms (there’s even a worm website http://nyworms.com/, although their motivation for selling worms seems a bit more nefarious than composting). Christian is also excited for the worms – all weekend, he gathered tea and coffee grinds to give to the worms and said, “They better get to work!”
The new members of the Fredrick-Betheuil clan will arrive tonight and I will post pictures when I get the chance.
I always get excited at the beginning of the Spring. Daffodils. Magnolia trees. Warm weather.
Then it hits.
The sneezing. The itchy throat. The teary, red eyes. Yes, Spring is pretty … awful. It’s a season of conflict for me. A new beginning … one marked with exhaustion and fear of going outside.
“I spend my time on things that make me lose track of time. I spend time with people who truly care about me. I enjoy the quiet and slow life. I trust myself to say ‘no’ when I need to.”
I recently read Leo Babauta’s Power of Less and was very much inspired by its message about living life simply. I definitely recommend the book. I also recommend reading his blog, Zen Habits. It is a great resource for learning how to simplify your life.
One of his posts linked to another blog’s suggestion about creating a simplicity statement to guide your endeavor to simplify. The above is my simplicity statement. I’m finding out that living up to that statement is really a process rather than some ultimate final goal that I must reach NOW. If that was the case, I’d never reach that. But, I’m working on it.