It’s probably a resolution but I’m not going to call it that. I am rediscovering that cooking is actually something that calms me. It’s something that I find relaxing, and can use it as a method of stress relief. Cooking has always been this way, for me. Somehow, through the stress and anxiety (amongst other things, mostly excuses), I got away from cooking.
So, I’m going to work my way back to it. My approach is that not every meal has to be a complicated recipe. It can be as simple as roasted veggies and rice. It’s the act of food prep that I find comforting, relaxing, stress relieving.
One of the keys to doing this is, like most things in life, good planning. I need to work on my meal planning, as that is something I’m really poor at. I think with a plan in place, and the ingredients in stock, I’ll set myself up for establishing a good routine for our (healthy) meals.
This song appeared during “shuffle”. I forgot how fun this was (to listen to). The first time I saw the video (which is all over the place, in a good way) was when I searched Youtube for the share link.
There are some songs that just work as montages in movies. Basically, you hear them, and the only accompanying “video” you envision is a montage, either from a movie that you have seen or (in my case) one that is made up.
First on the list? “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses.
I’m not sure I would want anyone other than Cyndi Lauper singing her part. This is perfection. Play it. Go buy it. Download it. Then blast it. Enjoy!
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
~ John A. Shedd
I have the physical tools. Plenty of them. They’re pretty, very well designed. They’re extremely functional, more than those that I first learned my skills with. I keep them clean, I keep their software updated, I keep them in safe places.
They don’t look used at all.
I have the physical tools. I need to put them to use. There need to leave the harbor.