At the very beginning of the year, I signed up for a reading challenge. I challenged myself to read 15 books during 2017. So far, I’m still only part way through my first book, Middlesex. It is very engaging but by the end of the day, I find I have limited time to read. I no longer stay up to all hours engrossed in a novel. Respecting bedtime, I have found, is very important for everyone in my family.
Nonetheless, I continue trying to figure out how to get more time out of a day. Perhaps better planning or choosing to do less tasks (like, learn to accept a messy house instead of cleaning at 10pm) would help? I’m not sure of the answer but I realize that if I want to reach the goal than something else has got to give (or, perhaps the next 14 books should be very short). One thing is for sure, I am unwilling to part from my kitchen. My creative space for making, entertaining and nourishing is something of an escape and therapy for me. Different recipes hold special memories so that amid preparing a dish or dessert, I am suddenly whisked away into a nostalgic space. Baking with others creates memories.Read More