I mentioned briefly that I have a new-t0-me, rescued-from-the-pawn-shop camera (a Cannon 450D!) but when I went to upload photos from it for the craft-centric post I had planned for today, I found out that my current card reader is incompatible with my new memory cards. And I couldn’t for the life of me find a USB cord that would work to connect my camera to the computer. So I’m going to use this chance to touch on several miscellaneous updates instead:
New, new update: I won first place for Shorts on the Line!!!!! I honestly can’t believe it. Thanks, everyone!
Also, I have an article, Gardening to Connect, in the new issue of Bonbon Break if you’re interested. Head on over and check out the whole magazine. It’s a great collection of mom bloggers on all kinds of topics. Mine was featured in, surprise, surprise: the backyard portion. We do spend time indoors, I swear…sometimes anyways ;)
Also those of you following me on Facebook have probably seen the number of articles and excerpts I share from Plant Healer Magazine. I’ve had the honor of studying with Kiva Rose, co-editor of Plant Healer Magazine, and have found PHM to be just as wonderful as Kiva’s teachings have been. The magazine itself is incredibly diverse, deep, thought-provoking, and beautiful. For any of you interested in herbalism, wild food, and connecting more deeply to the natural, wild world around you I can’t recommend it enough. Go get yourself a copy now!
And speaking of Facebook, I’m trying to wrap my head around it finally. I’ve resisted Facebook for years (and cell phones, another topic for another time). For a number of reasons, not the least of which I’m stubborn and networking is totally not my thing. Long chats over tea? Dinner brought over? Hikes out in the woods? I’m there. But all this digital back-and-forth is definitely out of my comfort zone. And yet, everyone else must see something in it. There wouldn’t be so many cool people on it otherwise.
I created a page a few months ago, after beginning this blog, for those who would prefer to receive post updates that way rather than via email or a blog reader. And I’ve since discovered there is a lot I don’t know about it. And there is a lot going on over there! I finally figured out how to tag people. I had it turned off in my settings…but I still don’t know how to comment on other people’s pages with an actual photo of myself and my name. I’m always anonymous. So I’m appealing to all you Facebook savvy people. How do I do that?
And finally, I just completed training to be a certified placenta encapsulator. I processed Gray’s placenta after his birth at the encouragement of an acupuncturist friend of mine and found it so very helpful. So much so that I decided to pursue training and certification in order to provide more women with this most amazing nutritional and hormonal food/medicine. So I’ll be starting up all that very soon. Locally.
For those of you not at all into the idea of consuming placenta, no worries, this blog will not become my platform in which to discuss all things placenta. And for those of you interested to know more, I’ll be setting up a separate page to provide more information on this topic as well as (in the future) additional nutritional and herbal resources for mom and baby.
Well, I think that’s about it. I’ll get photos on the computer soon. Good thing I have a bit of a backlog in the meantime…I keep wondering if I’ll run out of beautiful plants to photograph. Silly me.
Have a beautiful day!