Jeff and I like to joke about how horrendous our college and post-college eating habits were. When I mentioned that I was preparing the stuffing for Thanksgiving this year, he was like, “Back in the day, I used to make Stovetop Stuffing for dinner!” and I was like “Me too! With instant mashed potatoes! Carbs with a side of carbs! FIST BUMP!” We were so classy.
“We are either now here or nowhere.” – Journey into Power
Several months ago I started taking hot yoga classes. For years I had been turned off by the thought of it, assuming it was something I’d hate. However, it has really grown on me for a number of reasons.
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
― Samuel Butler
Fall always brings mixed feelings for me. I love the changing leaves and the crisp, cool weather. I love the holidays. It’s the season for apples, pears, winter squash and root vegetables. My favorite wardrobe staples are dusted off- jeans, boots, pea coats, merino wool cardigans and sweaters. There are many reasons to celebrate autumn.
I never thought this day would come. The manuscript for my cookbook has been turned in, and it will be published by Simon & Schuster sometime next year. It has been a mentally grueling 13 months, which is why this blog turned into a dead zone. And it’s not like I was so busy… I just couldn’t handle the pressure. All of us are unique, and we have different ways of working, processing, scheduling, planning, etc. What I learned over the past year is that I do NOT do well with one long deadline. I need structure. Otherwise I fall victim to procrastination and panic.