Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

Lotus List progress

#57 on my Lotus List is to chop a cord of wood. I realize this might be a stretch and it's a rather daunting task. I think what I actually wanted was to get into the habit of chopping wood. So I consider this progress.


D's got a new axe and I don't know if it was just the axe or my state of mind when I began chopping wood on Saturday. It also could have been that the wood was sufficiently dried out.

Whatever it was, I swear chopping this wood was like cutting through butter. I was one with the axe. I was letting the axe glide smoothly through the air, envisioning the split from the top down through the grain of the wood. And before I knew it I had a fairly decent pile.

With the difficulties I had keeping the fire going, I doubt that the wood was all that dry. I impressed myself and I was pleased with the smaller pieces that served as bright, crackling kindling.

Underneath the wood that I split, I found this purple fungi and it seemed like a little visual treat.

Progress! I don't know if I have the time to chop a whole cord of wood in one attempt, so I thought I would record these smaller bits and hope that it all adds up, eventually.