11.06.2008

Comfort

Comfort can be a lot of things to a lot of different people. Right now, to me, comfort is knowing that my mom is getting better. Cancer is a long, ugly road, but for now, she's doing well and she's getting stronger. I find a lot of comfort in that.

For the first 7 weeks of this brain cancer ordeal, I found myself eating out a lot. I was constantly exhausted just from thinking about it. It's done the number on my health and energy. This week I decided to change that. I've cooked at home almost every evening since my return from Little Rock. I love cooking, I'm pretty sure I've said that a few times, but for some reason, I had let it go away from me for all of September and most of October. It's back now and with cooking at home I hope comes better health, better nights of sleep, less yawns during the day at work, and better cognitive reasoning (for those who have known me for the past couple of months, you know I've been left staring at you like a deer in the headlights when you ask me something that requires thought).

Tonight I cooked beans... okay, I started them this morning... and cornbread. Yum, comfort food for a comfortable week.

I also made a lot of new items for the upcoming holiday trunk show this week. It's amazing how I've had time to do these things for weeks but thought I didn't have time at all. What a change the surgery in Little Rock has made.

8 comments:

christina said...

look at you and your healthy coping skills :) It sounds to me that you're starting to put your life back together and you know exactly where to start. I know how therapeutic cooking is - the pot o' beans looks so warm and inviting and yummy! :)

I'm so happy and relieved to hear that your mom is doing well! Your family is so very strong.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

That's so wonderful to hear that your mom is doing well, and that you're finding time to relax and renew too...

Many hugs...

Janell

Sunny said...

I'm glad you're getting back on your feet. I've been digging up some crock pot recipes myself the past few days, it's just that time of year!

casserole said...

I did have to read this post before lunch, didn't I? Now my tummy is GROWLING!!!! Although my inner child is singing, "beans, beans, the magical fruit..."

idyll hands said...

the more you eat...

ElegantSnobbery said...

Glad your mom is doing better and that you are cooking again! Beans and cornbread - sounds pretty comforting to me!!

Melodie Ann said...

Thanks hun. Lord knows I need I need the thoughts with tomorrow and my thing Friday.

I am excited about this job prospect. It's a student advising position. I'd basically be doing what I did when I was an OA. So, that would be awesome. I'm just trying not to get my hopes up too much.

Hobocamp Crafts said...

I'm glad you're Mom is getting stronger. It is so easy to just not pay attention to what we are eating when we're taking care of others. The crock pot can be a girl's best friend!
Be well and enjoy your musical fruit! sorry I'm silly! :)