Weeknotes: May 13-19, 2023

We’re getting our first test of the heat pump’s cooling capabilities through a heat wave this week (the plants are ALL ABOUT IT ☀️🌿), and so far I’m impressed!

Lush foliage and flowers from a mix of shrubs
Garden went BOOM this week

Stuff I did:

  • 7.75 hours consulting
  • 2.5 hours business development
  • Two appointments
  • Cleaned the tub of any pepper spray residue
  • Baked muesli cookies
  • Walked to retrieve our car plus took one walk with a friend
  • Pruned our apple espaliers 🍎✂️🌳 (still needs more)


  • Pancakes + sauteed cinnamon apples
  • Bean bowl (refried beans + guac + sour cream + leftover olives + tortilla chips)
  • Asparagus carrot salad, snow pea salad, and white bean “Caesar” on sourdough toast, from Smitten Kitchen Keepers
  • Mushroom toast with cheddar cheese (inspiration)
  • Baked beans + veggie hot dogs + coleslaw
  • Baked potatoes + curried chickpeas and kale (inspiration — too dry)
  • Quesadillas with sweet potato, bell pepper and kale


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By Tracy Durnell

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

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