Monday, December 10, 2012

Goals for the New Year

1. Take 3 free online courses. I'm going to learn Javascript, Equine Nutrition and Human Physiology. 
2. Knit clothes for Elinor.
3. Get back to riding 3-4x per week. Dream goal: find something to do the jumpers on at a Real Show.
4. Learn more about baking. Be a more reliable cake baker. After all, birthday cakes are going to become much more important now.
5. Preserve more of the spring/summer bounty. Was unsuccessful at this this year because I didn't sleep for most of the summer. The year before was much better. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

John Henry's Farm Album

So, I found John's album on Spotify under the band name "John Henry's Farm". It was a little strange, but here we are.

I say strange because, as someone who is regularly transported back in time by music, it was a very queer feeling to hear songs that I listened to and sang and lived through during a very tumultuous, exhilarating and strange period of my life.

I lived on beer and very little sleep and it all culminated in a terrible, terrible month of January, 2007. Before that January though, I was living through something that I needed to in order to be ready to grow up. Or something. I don't know.

It's too tiring to go into further detail right now. I just wanted to make sure that I captured this moment of feeling so strange.

2 things: 1) I miss the Farm but I don't want to go back. Kind of like: I had a fantastic time at university, but I wouldn't want to do it again now. 2)Matt Fate (John's drummer) defriended me on facebook (awhile ago) and apparently in real life too. And I have no idea why. And it makes me a little sad and a little angry (I'm learning to identify this now! It's not my fault, he's the one who behaved badly! I'm allowed to be angry with him and not me! Thanks therapy!).