I’m keeping up Namaste House, which involves cooking and gardening and cleaning and arranging and making space that is pleasant. I’m also coordinating our online bill pay for electric and gas, and will be making a house calendar to keep track of what’s going on with everyone. I enjoy organizing these things, and creative problem solving, but get stressed when things seem unnecessarily complicated, especially when they involve money, which is something I wish I didn’t have to care about at all. Maintaining the garden and planting new vegetables for this year is one of my very favorite things to do around the house, as is cooking. I like both providing for myself and the rest of my housemates, as well as the challenge of DIY. I feel compelled to do as much locally, sustainably, and without buying new things as I possibly can.
I’m also finding that I love having people over and cooking for them, to share conversation and good food and not have a particular agenda. Our monthly potlucks are fun and worthwhile but sometimes exhausting by the end of the night, whereas having a couple of friends over for dinner is a fabulous and energizing experience.