Yesterday I spent some lovely time putting packages together for Give a Girl a Journal and then going out to the post office. It's been taking a little while to find my groove, to play with different components until it feels just right, but I think I'm finally there. I was also a bit concerned about the cost of postage but it looks like if I keep the journals small enough to fit in an envelope, we'll be in the right price range, which is a relief. It is exciting to think some girls will be receiving journals maybe even this week!
More of this thing called "food". It's been interesting to try and find a good regular rhythm of the everyday things like cooking in the new place, and I did recently make the first real-food meal of the mushroom/bacon thing that needs a name (because I have too many mushroom recipes to simply call it the mushrooms), but last night I made simple spaghetti. With penne, of course because.. that's what I bought last week for something else. Funny. It's still tastes good, no matter what the kind of pasta to go with the sauce!
I have the sleep clinic tomorrow and a ton of other appointments coming up and am absolutely stressed and trying to find ways to keep my mind pre-occupied so I got back to the Culinary Institute of America's cooking class I signed up for ages ago. I have been saving it for when we cut back on cable but needed it today. I have a pot just like the one he is holding and the cast iron pan too!