Weeknotes: May 6-12, 2023

view of garden from side angle, showing young plants in a wood-chipped covered landscape
Doesn’t look like it, but we’re chipping away at the weeds!

Stuff I did:

  • 4.25 hours of consulting
  • 2.5 hours of business development planning
  • My husband got assaulted standing up to a belligerent guy accosting the gas station clerk on Friday night — he’s ok but pepper spray takes a lot of cleaning up πŸ˜” He couldn’t see to drive home so the police gave him a lift, hopefully our car hasn’t been towed 🀞
  • Headed up to the mountains for a picnic day on Thursday πŸ₯ͺ🌲
  • Kickoff meeting with an accountability group for a 12-week year plan andΒ developed the plan
  • Borrowed a pressure washer from a neighbor on Buy Nothing, but it didn’t work πŸ˜”
  • Weeded twice for 45 minutes total
  • Walked twice with friends
  • Went to Homebrew Website Club
  • Figured out a trip plan for a family wedding and booked a motel
  • Realized I had our emergency fund cash sitting in a savings account getting 0.6% interest when I have a money market account getting 2.5% πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ so I shifted it over
  • Updated my backlog with tasks floating in my head and scratch paper notes floating on my desk


  • Braised potatoes from The Korean Vegan cookbook and rice
  • Two pea pasta
  • Broccoli red pepper quiche (with premade crust)
  • Bean bowl (aka a can of chili beans, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips πŸ˜‰)
  • Cheap pizza with mushrooms + can of olives + can of pineapple
  • Thai 😍 from the really good place πŸ˜‹ Found a $50 gift card from before the pandemic! πŸ’ͺ
  • Sweet potato Moroccan stew + couscous from Pretty Simple Cooking


Spread from Affinities
  • Read The Korean VeganΒ cookbook, The Lost Art of Handwriting, That Alien Feeling, and Affinities
  • Started reading Her Big City Neighbor by Jackie Lau
  • DNF’d Magician by K.L. Noone, Married by Scandal by Tessonja Odette, and The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (it would appear I already agree with the premise)
  • Added 2 books to my TBR (total=744)

Words I looked up:

Website Changes:

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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