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Saturday, June 28, 2008


It REALLY is the Small Things, Isn't IT?

How surprising!

Today I find myself incredibly happy just cooking in the kitchen. After I dropped the kids off at school, I went to the store with my list of random items -- raspberries, chocolate and pie crust; fontina cheese and polenta.

I have this idea that I’ll be creative and make something new for the kids, something besides chicken strips and pasta.

I’ve worked full time for years, even though I would have preferred to be home with my kids. My boys are now 8 and 4, and I have finally managed to work part time.

And I am amazed at how happy I am just being home today, taking care of the household, cooking, listening to music, and singing along mindlessly.

Something my own mother took for granted.

I’m allowing myself to just go with it, to enjoy the simplicity of this most common of moments – cooking for my children.

I’m not judging myself.

I’m not telling myself I should be doing something more important or more rigorous.

I’m perfectly happy - just cooking.

By Lisa Nave


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