I have found myself relaxing a lot this week. I haven’t made any new recipes (just a favorite–Roast Salmon with Lentils).
I’ve been reading snippets of books I got part-way through ages ago (Seabiscuit and Brat Farrar). Did you know that to calm Seabiscuit down, they got him an older, wiser horse stall-mate? And a monkey. And a dog. Supposedly (according to Hillenbrand’s excellent book), you could often find the monkey sleeping on Seabiscuit’s stomach and the dog sleeping on Seabiscuit’s neck. Or maybe the monkey was on the neck. Either way, I like that Seabiscuit just needed some calming friends to become a great race horse. Okay, and some training and practice and food and lots of smart people around him. But also some friends.
I’ve also watched the entire first season of Call the Midwife. I like it a lot.
And I’ve been working. It has been slow, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot. I’m sorry I haven’t written much.