I went home for Thanksgiving. . .two weeks ago? Honestly it’s a little hard to keep track what happened when at this point. It was needed and restful and cozy. Coming back to school was rocky. I felt a little lonely. But I’m currently feeling more in sync with a routine.
A major comfort is winter break peeping around the corner. A few more weeks, finals, and it’ll all be wonderfully wrapped up and resolved.
Thanks for letting me reflect and do a multi-week recap, Meg.
Driving back to Boston with my sister and brother-in-law was great. They drove for roughly sixteen hours, there and back, and they deserve major kudos because driving is exhausting. Oatmeal = haven for toppings. Enough said.I think Thanksgiving leftovers are better the second time around. The same can’t always be said of other leftovers. Also, cornbread stuffing is my favorite food of the moment. Diet talk over the holidays (and any other time) really bums me out, but the behavior of other people is out of my control. Plus, my own perspective of food and body image still needs work.
Bottom line, the season is about more than food. A lot more. Food is great, but the nourishing, exciting, wonderfulness of good food during the holidays isn’t even really the food itself, but togetherness we share with other people who are eating with us. On a less serious note, this cheese app platter, made by my big sis, convinced me that I like cheese, after all. Fun fact: for most of my childhood and early teens, cheese was borderline repulsive to me, but now I don’t mind it. Except for melted cheese, still not a fan. Toodles for now.
So tell me…
What are your holiday plans?
One happy thing from last week.
One challenging thing from last week.