Have pressure cooker, will travel

<August 3/13>   I’ve been doing this sort of nomad gig for several years now. House-sits, short & sometimes long-ish. This & that, here & there. It’s an unusual life – a good one, in many ways. I’ve gotten pretty good at it!  

There is lots of stuff I really haven’t cared about not owning anymore – e.g. my own house, my own furniture.

The thing I miss the most is my book collection. I do love my books! (mostly boxed up in a friend’s basement, at the moment.)

Here’s what I tend to haul with me wherever I go. These are the things I always need:

  • Pressure cooker (for cooking up chickpeas)
  • Steamer pot (my favourite pot ever!)
  • Recipes
  • Clotheshorse (I hate using a dryer )
  • Large cookie sheet (granola-baking)
  • Books (but never nearly enough of them  )
  • Bicycle 
  • Notebooks & pens (duh)


& wherever I go, the most essential things are already there:

  • Friends / people
  • Purpose


Off I go!    


‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “To find our calling is to find the intersection between our own deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger.” – Frederick Buechner [more great quotes on work & purpose here, tons of other great quotes listed/linked in the ‘Quotation Central!’ section].