Catching up

by Chelle


Seattle

Dear B,

It's been far too long since the last blog post and part of that is due to indecision. What should I write to you about? Here are things that are on my mind right now. The rain, it's still here. New recipe ideas? I just keep pouring over blogs and finding great ideas but am so overwhelmed at the thought of deciding if this week I will be vegan, gluten-free, or simply enjoy the fact that I am able to eat food and settle with that- I think that's going to be where I land from now on. I just spent the last two days cleaning my room from top to bottom and am so pleased with the result. Something about spring cleaning just makes me happy! 

I think I'll just catch you up on thoughts and favorite things and such and try to figure out a new plan for posts for the coming week! I am reading Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl. It's written by a psychologist who was in a concentration camp during WWII.  I know it sounds very depressing... but it's really beautiful. Here is my favorite quote so far:

The uniqueness and singleness which distinguished each individual and gives a meaning to his existence has a bearing on creative work as much as it does on human love. When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unifinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. he knows the "why" for his existennse, and will be able to bear almost any "how." 

On a lighter note the other day the man and I were running off to some event and I'd brought him a cookie. He said something along the lines of, " Cookies make the world a place full of joy..." I wish I'd written it down! Anyway with that in mind I decided part of the work week needed to include an afternoon cookie so made cookie dough today that I'll cook throughout the week so Callie and I can take cookies to work... and the world will be happy and joyful... at least at our receptionist desks around 3pm. I used the quaker oats oatmeal cookie recipe... but no rasins, chocolate chips instead. Rasins just make me sad that they're not chocolate. 

 I want to leave you with this song for the week. It just makes me so happy each time I listen to it: