Next stop… Bogotá! After a 5am flight to Pasto, we’ll head out to the farm tomorrow morning. This will be my backyard view for the next two weeks! Feeling much calmer & infinitely more stoked about this adventure. Thanks for the sweet wishes, loveys…

Next stop… Bogotá! After a 5am flight to Pasto, we’ll head out to the farm tomorrow morning. This will be my backyard view for the next two weeks! Feeling much calmer & infinitely more stoked about this adventure. Thanks for the sweet wishes, loveys…

At the airport, about to begin a series of flights: Austin to Houston to Bogotá to Pasto & then the Renault to the farm. Had a gnarly panic attack on the way here, one that’s been brewing all week after nonstop stress & scary dreams. I finally figured out why I’m so bugged out, though. You see, the last time I left the country was right before Hurricane Katrina. I flew home from a month long trip to Serbia/Greece/Spain & a day later evacuated. Life as I had known it changed irrevocably. It’s not logical or rational that I’m terrified that when I come back from being so far away and (most likely) pretty unplugged, that either I or everything I love will be totally different, destroyed, lost. But that’s PTSD for you. The Katrinaversary is in 3 days, & it’s almost like my body knows - because I guess this happens in one way or another every year… I am breathing deep & trying to be excited about stepping way outside my comfort zone & hopefully finding some strange & wild magic out there! If I can keep y’all posted, I will - and if not, then I reckon I’ll have lots of stories when I return… (at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

At the airport, about to begin a series of flights: Austin to Houston to Bogotá to Pasto & then the Renault to the farm. Had a gnarly panic attack on the way here, one that’s been brewing all week after nonstop stress & scary dreams. I finally figured out why I’m so bugged out, though. You see, the last time I left the country was right before Hurricane Katrina. I flew home from a month long trip to Serbia/Greece/Spain & a day later evacuated. Life as I had known it changed irrevocably. It’s not logical or rational that I’m terrified that when I come back from being so far away and (most likely) pretty unplugged, that either I or everything I love will be totally different, destroyed, lost. But that’s PTSD for you. The Katrinaversary is in 3 days, & it’s almost like my body knows - because I guess this happens in one way or another every year… I am breathing deep & trying to be excited about stepping way outside my comfort zone & hopefully finding some strange & wild magic out there! If I can keep y’all posted, I will - and if not, then I reckon I’ll have lots of stories when I return… (at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

Jana and Willie both have an especial fondness for whipped cream! I’m glad I know how to make it now…

Jana and Willie both have an especial fondness for whipped cream! I’m glad I know how to make it now…

Behold! I hath made a birthday trifle for Jana! After ruining the first one, Miss J taught me how to whip cream properly, and how to fold. Patience and the difference between instant and hippie pudding? Still figuring those things out…

Behold! I hath made a birthday trifle for Jana! After ruining the first one, Miss J taught me how to whip cream properly, and how to fold. Patience and the difference between instant and hippie pudding? Still figuring those things out…

"Ummmm… Mama?"

"Ummmm… Mama?"

"Mama? Where you are going, mama? Why for are these bags everywhere? Why is it I am not supposed to chew in them, or get in them? Mama?"

"Mama? Where you are going, mama? Why for are these bags everywhere? Why is it I am not supposed to chew in them, or get in them? Mama?"

The look of utter despondence, watching me pack. What am I gonna do for two weeks without my number one girl? Honestly, if there were any feasible way to take her with me, I would. Heart hurts from missing her already!

The look of utter despondence, watching me pack. What am I gonna do for two weeks without my number one girl? Honestly, if there were any feasible way to take her with me, I would. Heart hurts from missing her already!

Jana & Willie Dove negotiating butt-sniffing hellos with baby Moon… So grateful to have this wise wolf lady taking care of my home and critters while I’m in Colombia! I seriously could not be doing any of this stuff (traveling, adopting a puppy, surviving this hellish week) without her.

Jana & Willie Dove negotiating butt-sniffing hellos with baby Moon… So grateful to have this wise wolf lady taking care of my home and critters while I’m in Colombia! I seriously could not be doing any of this stuff (traveling, adopting a puppy, surviving this hellish week) without her.

I normally don’t take many pictures of food, but this plate was so beautiful, colorful, and solovingly prepared by my dear friend Jana who has been staying with me recently, that I couldn’t resist! I am so lucky to have such a kind person in my life who helps me so much, nurtures me and teaches me things and has so patiently put up with my grumpiness lately! I’m tryin’ to be worthy!

I normally don’t take many pictures of food, but this plate was so beautiful, colorful, and solovingly prepared by my dear friend Jana who has been staying with me recently, that I couldn’t resist! I am so lucky to have such a kind person in my life who helps me so much, nurtures me and teaches me things and has so patiently put up with my grumpiness lately! I’m tryin’ to be worthy!

So… Is five books too many for two weeks? I mean, the Galeano books are three in a trilogy, so it’s basically one book, right? And the other ones are really really small and light… Chronic overpacker negotiations going on here. I read fast!

So… Is five books too many for two weeks? I mean, the Galeano books are three in a trilogy, so it’s basically one book, right? And the other ones are really really small and light… Chronic overpacker negotiations going on here. I read fast!

other news is designed by manasto jones, powered by tumblr and best viewed with safari.