Gratitude: Resting while sick

I have had a cold since Bushfire, and it has controlled my life. Fortunately I have been able to sleep in more than usual because my bobhuti have been playing less music. I did not get much of anything else done because I was coughing and blowing my nose frequently, and I had a lot of sinus pressure causing a headache. Instead, I slept, read, and did the bare minimum of work. I was grateful for the flexibility to have an easy week, because my life will have a much stricter schedule very soon when I move to the capital for work.

Baking for the week

  • For Bushfire I made a chocolate babka. It’s an eastern European brioche dough with chocolate filling. I still have a portion of it unbaked in the fridge that I need to put in the oven.
  • My kids and I made lemon bars with giant lemons from our lemon tree. Make and babe really liked them, but the kids preferred the cookie part to the lemon filling.

Media for the week

  • I read The Love Poems of Rumi, edited by Deepak Chopra, and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach, a book club book. I’m also partway through Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Roach’s books are fantastic, but I need to move on from her science writing.
  • My bhuti and I have been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, a children’s series from Nickelodeon.
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