Summer is coming to a close. It's unfortunate but true. My summer was filled with wonderful visits, too much eating of yummy things, travels and some local explorations. I made a few ticks on my birdwatching list, fattened up some mosquitoes and thus far, have avoided both the dreaded chigger bite and being stung by anything that has a stinger. I managed to not get too sunburned and (more importantly) managed to keep my children from getting too sunburned! I placed in a national contest The Create Cooking Challenge Winners | Create TV (https://createtv.com/challenge/winners) and managed to keep all my limbs and appendages intact! I drank my share of Mai Tai's (I am still working on this) and some of some other peoples too. The balance scale was only mildly tipped toward absolute laziness with something "productive" accomplished each day. My garden, closets, pantry and basement are in good order and donations were made to help keep us organized and rid of clutter. Wow! My summer looks good on paper!
With one week to go until school begins, it's time to enjoy days in the sun... It's time to stop and smell the roses. It's time to stop. Period! Taking time to "have a day in the sun" is important. In this crazy and rushed world we live in, it's important to connect with our family, friends, Mother Nature and most importantly, ourselves. By stopping and taking a day to just "be" we become centered and more connected to our family, friends, Mother Nature and most importantly, ourselves. The proverbial "finish line" of life will be there. Don't rush to it but instead, embrace a day in the sun.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor