i may as well just buy myself a nice Moo Moo and be done with it. With summer right around the corner and the warning of 83 degrees on Saturday, you would think that I might heed the warnings, knowing all too well what i look like in a tee shirt. But no, all I want to do is cook comfort food and eat anything that isn't good for me. I have my array of reasons why, each one more pathetic than the next. "Oh, I'm so PMS", or 'I'll use raw sugar, whole wheat flour and yogurt, or best yet, "i'll only eat one". Whatever the reason, I count myself lucky to have a job, that takes me out of the house, because if i were home all the time I'd be as big as a house and we'd be broke (although I can not wait to be off this week, so I can try to make a batch of these). Not that that helped me this week, where the fact that i brought a nice healthy salad for lunch on Sunday didn't stop me from eating a Five Guys Double bacon cheese with Jalapenos for dinner. I guess all of this will stop soon enough, when I can't stand to see myself in the bathroom mirror after my shower, or when the closet full of cute summer skirts that I unpacked prematurely a few weeks ago start calling my name. Either way, right now it's the food that makes me happy, so for a little bit longer i will eat. You know what else makes me really happy these days?
Lilacs. Alas, I do not have any growing in my own yard, so these were cut from the gigantic bush that is growing in my neighbors yard, spilling over the fence, taunting me every morning this week with their fragrance, calling to be cut. I have placed little vases and jars of them all around the house, the largest bundle in a jelly jar, on my night stand, so I can drift off to sleep smelling them and awake in the darkness of 5am, with the sweet smell washing over me. These simple things that make me happy, are just starting their cycle. Next the Lilacs will be replaced with Lilly of the Valley , and then my coveted Peonies, and the list goes on and on. Other things that make me happy?
This little one, who turned 5 on Saturday. 5 is a turning point, from baby to kid, when the years between her and her sister don't seem that far apart anymore. She is a little person, with her own distinct personality. Happy Birthday Carrie. Another thing that makes me happy?
Carnivals and out door fairs, that seem to just about everywhere these days. The brightly colored rides against the deep blue spring sky, the smell of funnel cakes and corn dogs. And then there's this obsession that is starting way too early this year.
I've already bought my third package and the temperature outside is still calling for a jacket.So while I wait for it to be strawberry season, and wait for my legs to gradually tan, so that I can wear my skirts, and while I wait for my husband to swap my hard top on my Jeep to the soft convertable top, I will continue to make the warming comfort foods that make me happy. And today, that happens to be Nonnies Banana muffins.