Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The Golden Spruce
I have been totally consumed with my final essay for the class I am in. It is an essay about the book we read in the class, the Golden Spruce by John Valliant. It is a very insightful book about the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest and nature in general. So good, but so hard for me to read because I love nature, I love living in the Pacific Northwest, and it is a brutal book, with horror stores about the effects of logging. For someone like me that loves the forest, but isn't exactly "green", it is hard to face the reality of the book. There are, however, many beautiful scenes in the book as well, but I am sensitive to sad subjects such as this one. So the book and the paper have been hard for me to write about, but I have enjoyed the learning process. I guess it is good for me to be forced to learn about subjects like this in school, since i would rather read Martha Stewart than about current events. I highly recommend anyone who lives in the Northwest reading it because you learn so much about our natural history.
The crock pot has come in handy this week since i have been too busy to worry about lunch/dinner. I made this chicken noodle soup and threw almost everything in my fridge in it! It was the best noodle soup I think I have ever made. After reading average Rai's post about making chicken noodle soup it made me want some. Tomorrow is my baking day and I want to make a bread to have with it. 6 quarts of soup is a lot for 2 people!
And during my "freak out" moments writing my paper yesterday, I would take breaks and turn my little erasers from Daiso into magnets for the fridge. These are just too cute to me to use as an eraser! I love miniature things so much, I don't know why. When I was little I was obsessed with decorating my doll house.
Some exciting news to me is that I saw the first cherry blossoms today! Yay! They were downtown and I can't wait until they are everywhere! Also, last night Bunny brought me home matcha cheerios! They are sooooo good!