Sunday afternoons around Our Little House are all about the food, baby. When we lived in the city, you could usually find us on Sunday evening gorging at our favorite local Mexican diner.
Since moving to Our Little House, we use Sunday as a day of R&R. We don’t like to go anywhere because Dale has to drive every other day of the week and driving into town even gets exhausting for him.
So, in the winter, we cook up some comfort food.
In the summer, after a typical Sunday morning of boating, it’s all about the grill.
It’s been two years now (I do not know where the time goes) since I went on a mainly plant based (vegan) diet.
When I began writing about the Tiny House Movement for my upcoming book, my editor took exception with the word “movement.”
She thought it sounded like it had some sort of political connotation. The technical definition of a movement is, “a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas."
I understood her concerns, but it is a type of social movement to what we think is a better way of life.
I responded to her concerns by telling her it had been labeled a “movement” by the media for so long, that if we didn’t refer it to that in the book, it might confuse people that this is something else other than what articles, books and television shows such as “Tiny House Nation” were talking about.
However, last week, on the Living Large Facebook page, Matt also took exception to the term movement, saying that after he’s followed it for 5 years, he feels “the term is now outdated and makes it sound hairy fairy and not a credit to making a change to the way we choose to live…”
What do you think, Living Largers? Is it a movement? If not, or you think the term is overused/outdated, what would you call it? Click on "the comment link above the photo (below the headline) to join in on the conversation!
The past few mornings have been chilly, not cold enough to warrant our wood stove and definitely not cold enough to warrant turning on our expensive electric heater.
My mom came from a generation where the focal point of the home was the kitchen. If she wasn’t watching television (which she rarely did) or not creating a piece of art or working in her gardens, she was sitting in the kitchen, usually with a cigarette and a cup of coffee.
On mornings such as the one we’ve been having, she would say, “I’m turning on the oven for a bit, just to take the chill off.”
In a small home where the kitchen is oftentimes part of the living area, a few minutes with an open oven door on a chilly morning is all I need.
I turned on the oven yesterday morning just to take the chill off and though I don’t smoke, I sat and enjoyed my coffee, silently thanking my mom for the warmth on a chilly morning.
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