I like the fact that people cooked more meals at home (so much more healthy), baked things from scratch (I miss homemade baked bread), made quilts out of their clothing remnants, grew their own vegetables (one reason I have a garden), raised chickens (good grief. .. I’ve got chickens in the backyard)...
(Either I’m “old” or I’m living the life of a “modern pioneer”. I do all those things. LOL).
I especially like the idea of a "bee." When individuals or families had a big task to undertake (like clearing their fields, building a barn, harvesting, etc.), they would ask their neighbors and friends to come over for a big work party. Everyone would pitch in and work and socialize alongside each other. Afterward, they would often throw big feasts to thank their neighbors and friends for their help.
I did get a walk to the beach yesterday for exercise. I’ve decided to count climbing ladders and walking up stairs today as exercise. Mind you… I don’t like ladders. However, today, I climbed a ladder 18 feet off the stage floor to touch up paint and to rig the “raising of the roof.” Let me tell you… THAT is dedication. I don’t get on a ladder for anything.
Yesterday I eat a SIMPLE salad for dinner. Today, the director thoughtfully got me a salad for lunch and a new salad dressing for me to enjoy. I loved it! A Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Highly recommended.
Salad – Day 5
Practice of Simplicity – Day 2 Simple drive to the beach and a visit with friends.
Salad – Day 6
Practice of Simplicity – Day 3 A simple day doing what I love… creating a stage master piece.