no. 26: five quick ones
and a new in-house olive oil
Redistricting was bad
Depression sucks, I’ve been having a rough go with it. It comes and goes. What’s helping me most lately is that I hired someone (a grad student of one of my friends) to do some basic organizing and dog walking and laundry and things like that to just take a task off my plate. They are one of those people that loves organizing, and I haven’t been telling them specifically what to do…just “fix my apartment,” generally. It is THRILLING to come home from work and find a closet organized or things put away or sheets changed. It’s just like, surprise me. I’ve also been getting literally all of my food to go because I hate cooking, hate the mess in my kitchen, hate the smells, hate the time it takes, and I just need to be in a season of permission for not dealing with any of that. If you have a depressed person in your life, ask them what their Impossible Tasks are (getting prescriptions? taking out trash? walking a pet? some errands? folding laundry?) and offer to help take it off their plate—without judgment. It is an amazing gift.
My dog Cricket is perfect
Next Saturday (10/16) I’m hosting a fall pop-up for local makers and retailers at the shop. We’ll have indoor and outdoor space, some drinks from a local brewery, and snacks. So far we have Modern Mayham, C. Scott Photo, Ian Tredway Art, Canary Bird Sings, Pacific Dreamz, Elysian Studio, Brick and Hoarder, and more to come.
Last weekend I visited the Minneapolis state Capitol and saw the house and senate chambers there. I love to get around to remind myself that for all the political frustration we have in Nebraska, we still have the best system of government. :) :) :)
I’m so excited to offer a limited edition extra virgin olive oil in partnership with a small family-owned orchard in California. Sold exclusively at the shop, which is at 6105 Maple St in Omaha. $35. Limited to one per person. Label designed by Alice.
This specific harvest from November 2020 has an herbaceous aroma and tastes slightly nutty with a moderate pungent and bitter finish. It’s a robust olive oil perfect for bread dipping or finishing your favorite meats. We have been using it at home for a few months and to me it’s perfect.
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