Sick. I went babysitting for nine hours on Saturday, I hope I didn't give the kids this bug I have. I certainly wouldn't have gone had I known I would be this down. The weather here has been so incredible too! I would give anything to be outside versus in bed.

So then, no new pictures. This picture is from April 19th of last year. (Yes, I do feel like I'm cheating both you as the viewer and me as the photographer for not having a new picture for a new post...)

I wish I weren't such a bad writer though. I always think of such great things to tell you here and then of course when I finally come to tell you these fantastic thoughts of mine, I can't think of a good way to express them. Maybe all I have are complaints and apologies. Like the apology about not being here or on hunt / gather. (Which for the latter, by the way, I need someone to interview! Thoughts?) Maybe it's because I have two languages (sometimes three, sometimes four!) running through my brain at all times. I do need to do something about that.

Maybe it's because I'm stressed. And I can't stop thinking about Finland. I told my parents yesterday I will most likely move there next year. I don't know exactly what they think about that, but I think the expression was something like shock. It's a big deal, I know.

But mostly, maybe it's because I've just got a lot of thoughts. And one can't possibly retain all of those memories or ideas that fly at one's brain at the speed of light. This place is called "Jenna's Mind," so I guess I'd better get used to it.


what i've been up to

Studying. When I have time though, I like to look at all of the things I see. My soybean plant, or the mint we bought from the market the other day. I put the mint into some tea, and go back to work.


and then april

Oh my, it's April already. Soon spring will be completely here and I will see all of the flowers and green. I will also be busy planting this year's garden. This year I will have tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, basil, cilantro, and mint. I will do a guide to spring planting here soon too, so be sure to check back. I love eating the things I have planted, my relationship to food is so much more fruitful (pardon the expression) then.

Happy Easter to you if you celebrate, but if you don't, I wish you a lovely sunday with family and food and friends.

Also, Monika made a wonderful video on her flickr with this very beautiful song.