19 Tue, 2010 § 1 Comment
On Sunday, I officially survived my 26th trip around the sun…& began our first full day in AZ.
What a gift: day 1 of our new adventure.
Even if the rain drenched my only birthday wish of doing something — & we were not able to climb in Promised Land — it was still a fabulous day filled with friends, family & food.
Grilling these butternut squash was pure genius a la Kim.
Freshly ground black pepper accented the smokiness perfectly.
Paired with Lemon Quinoa & Pine Nuts
& sauteed Cauliflower & Kale, it was an ideal birthday meal.
every girl needs a birthday cupcake —
Vegan Red Velvet to be exact —
& a wish…to ease wrestling with such a weird age.
the Day After, I.Panicked.
Too many thoughts & worries flooded my mind; I felt like I had to do everything right now — before it’s too late!
So after a few minutes hours of self-induced anxiety, I took a few breaths &
Had I forgotten why we are here?
Is this how I was going to start life in AZ?
So last night, I prepared a slow, clean meal that began by harvesting carrots & kale from Christine’s garden [I am so happy about the garden!].
No waste —
this all goes in the compost 🙂
Last night called for comforting food, like Sweet Potato, Corn & Kale Chowder from Terry Walter’s Clean Food. The secret key ingredient creates a rich, creamy texture: cashew butter. I processed it from scratch [store-bought is expensive here], making sure to have a little extra for Dave’s sandwiches this week.
After spending some me-time in the kitchen…catching a glimpse of the vanishing sunset during an evening walk with Dave & Eisley…listening to Dave talk tennis court positioning over dining…& cuddling with them both during a documentary on…marijuana…
I could breath again & enjoy the excitement of the change we just made by moving to AZ.
One step — enjoy the moment — no need to get ahead of myself.
What do you do when you try to get ahead of life or stress yourself out? How do you slow down?