My husband has been working crazy long hours during the past six weeks. In addition to his work/job, he's been learning a lot about the foreclosure problem (link to his blog) in the U.S. and is currently organizing this workshop. Not only does that mean that I've been working crazy long hours at home with the kids, but my left over energy - at the end of the day, or during the day - to be crafty has been very, very low. In fact, it's non-existent. I haven't even picked out a next project. I don't mind. The girls and I are outside all day, every day; we're constantly on the go and I've been enjoying every moment of it. This has also given me some extra time to read and browse magazines.
Here's the list of what I've read lately, in no particular order:
Coop (a father's day gift, but I get to read it first!)
Cooks Illustrated (various back issues)A Homemade Life
Fall on Your Knees
In Defense of Food
Mother Earth News (various back issues)
Baking: From my Home to Yours (the world peace cookies are incredible)
The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving
An Introduction to Latent Variable Growth Curve Modeling (for my dissertation)
This photo is of me and my husband on a rare day off for him - the Friday before the 4th of July. We finally rigged up a pair of hammocks we bought when we were in Bocas del Toro, Panama just before we were engaged. The girls had an extra long nap and we were free to read and doze while swinging in the breeze.