Further Reasons to Be Grateful
Bone weary after yesterday, the cook lies on the couch and counts her life's blessings.
A top-of-the-list even dozen:
My husband and children.
My biological and chosen family.
They all stick by me even when it’s difficult.
Memories, including the bad ones because they make me who I am.
A sense of humor.
Fortunate enough to be able to help others.
All the books piled around this house. See below for current pile I’m working through.
Comfortable chairs/couch/bed to read them in—and quiet!
My cookware all found in thrift stores or handed down, especially my aunt’s copper pots.
And one more: My readers. Your presences kicks me out to find good subjects you might want to read and then try to write them up as best I can each week!
A Pile of Books for Tea Time and Late Night Reading: In no particular order but, yes, all at once, whenever I can.... I Remember by Joe Brainard—weird, hilarious, and profound. Wuthering Heights and the Gondal's Queen poems by Emily Brontë (see this post). Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward--have become addicted to her writing. An Omelette and a Glass of Wine; Mediterranean Food; French Country Cooking; and Summer Cooking by Elizabeth David--I'm in the midst of writing a piece about her and having a ton of fun cooking my way through her recipes. Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthur--I really liked Half Wild, a collection of short stories Life's Work by David Milch--because Hanna Raskin of The Food Section recommended it (thank you Hanna!) Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee--I keep it on the edge of my desk to read whenever sentences fail me.
See you all back here for the regular Tuesday read!
And if you haven’t already…..