Beginning something new is always a little awkward. The first day in a new job, meeting someone for the first time – there’s always a learning curve, but once you get through it, you have expertise, a good routine, a new friend.
So I’m going to awkwardly attempt to share my idea for this blog, and then let’s just forget this first part and get started!
I’m Linda, a wife and a new mom of one (adorable) little boy. For now, I get to stay at home with him. In my mind, this would mean that we would have interesting and fun daily outings, I would cook tasty and thrifty well-planned dinners, and our house typically would look like a magazine photograph. In reality, I change a stunning amount of diapers, spend hours (literally) coaxing my baby to sleep or freaking out that he’s not sleeping, read books and blogs about baby sleep and (more recently) solid foods for baby, and try to keep us all fed and in clean clothes. It’s the most exhausting job I’ve ever had (likely due to the fact that I now sleep in 3 hour shifts), but I wouldn’t trade it. Someday I will get actual things accomplished on a to-do list; for now, I make the to-do list and then throw it away without looking at it by the end of the week. Ahh, good intentions…
My good friend and I decided to join a CSA this spring. I’d love to have a garden one day, but the only green space we own is 4×4 patch of grass, weeds, and dirt that we call a front lawn. And, let’s be honest, getting a box of fresh vegetables and fruit that I had to expend no effort to produce, is pretty nice. So, this spring and summer, I will try to use nearly all of the produce that we receive. I will try cooking and eating new things – because it’s fun (and I’ve already paid for it). I’ll share some ideas – good and bad – along the way. My hope is that you’ll feel inspired to try something new (not necessarily the recipes that I share), and that my family, and maybe yours, will enjoy seasonal produce that’s a little more local.
So, here’s to procrastinating on things like vacuuming and organizing the closets. Our first box comes on Saturday!