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oy to the vay

October 30, 2010

My weeks are passing in a haze of flour, an excess of carb consumption, and many nights where I’m crashed in bed by 9pm.

Sheesh and a half. I think I need to start drinking coffee again or I may end up in a heap on my floor, bleating out gibberish about the Baker’s Percent and needing to do laundry and when is the last time I cleaned the floor? I went to check my email today, for pretty much the first time in four or five days, and my hair stood up when I saw a bunch of emails I should have responded to days ago.

Oy to the vay.

Anyway, I am sitting at my parents’ kitchen table, breathing in deeply the smell of freshly baked banana cake, which shall shortly be turned into a monkey cake for my little monkey of a niece, for her birthday party tonight. Tomorrow is blissfully quiet, with only plans to make some apple butter (hopefully the recipe will get posted on here!) and spend some time with my friend Jettie, catching up over an exceptionally large cup of tea.

It is a good thing to breathe, to enjoy this life, to smell cakes cooling, to walk more slowly just to hear the leaves crunch under my feet, to feel the wind on my face, to spend time with good friends who make me laugh so hard that I almost fall on the floor.

It is a good thing to eat big bowls of channa masala, to bury my face in freshly dried laundry, to dance around my apartment like a ballerina, to let the dishes sit in the sink because it is sometimes more important to rest than to do.

What does your weekend look like? What brings you rest?

[photo credit here]

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. scout permalink
    October 30, 2010 11:32 pm

    Remember: Carbs make you tired.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    November 1, 2010 8:24 pm

    @ Scout!

    Oh geez, don’t I know it. My afternoon snacks are now entirely fruit and almonds. Nary a carb, nary a carb.

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