So that’s what made yesterday a lovely day for me. I started early in the afternoon so that I never had to feel rushed, so that I could take care and bring mindfulness to every step of the cooking process. This is not only fun but something else – something transcendent – I’m doing it for someone. Heck, when I lived alone, I spent ten minutes a day cooking. It was good, healthy, nutritious food, mind you – but I would never make a galette just for me. I didn’t even bake bread just for me.
I know there are those who will say, “But you should love yourself enough to do that.” It’s not that. I do love myself enough. But to do something elaborate – for me anyway – is an act of love and giving to others.
And then we played Cards Against Humanity and at one point I totally lost it I was laughing so much.
Yes, we had fun.
Today, for me, is the perfect Boxing Day: a morning spent snowshoeing with my hiking bestie going up Payne Bluffs, which included a good solid uphill bushwhack – which means effort was expended and my body thanked me sooo much.
And home to lunch, a nap, and a hot bubble bath.
Simon has taken Alisa to the airport in Trail. I’m going to miss her – of course. She is the most delightful person to be with. As I’ve said to Simon, if I’d had a daughter, I’d have wanted it to be her.
She gave her Dad the best Christmas gift ever!!! Really – no hyperbole. She spent a lot of time and thought making a promo video for his book coming out Jan. 5. It’s professional and smart and awesome.
You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKIgR0Paizo
In closing this particular blog, I just want to say that I feel blessed. I have such love in my life – and by that, I don’t mean hurrah, look at how many people love me! I mean, look how blessed I am to love so many beautiful and special people.