I made it through "food week" OK. We had our work pot-luck luncheon on Wednesday, and there were lots of yummy things like taco dip, beer dip, potato veggie soup (SO GOOD), and of course chips, candies and dessert bars. When I saw the sign up list, and noticed almost everything on the list was salty I decided to try a new recipe and brought this:
The temperatures have gone up considerably, if only temporarily, and it sure does make winter a smidge more tolerable, and when I let nostalgia visit, remembering being a kid and playing in the snow for hours or ice skating or sledding...OK, I can appreciate the snow a little bit. I will never be a snow-lover but I think I can reach some level of tolerance. Although, we have some slippery stuff coming the next couple days, with mixed freezing rain and snow etc. I'll see how I feel after all that! It's a big deal for me to get even to the point of tolerance, and helps me let go, even just the tiniest bit, of my disappointment over not moving to Sacramento. It's progress. It will still take some time, but I'm grateful for every bit of forward momentum I can get.
Someone on Facebook shared a silly quiz type thing to tell you what 2017 will bring for you, the type where words flash on the screen and you take a screen shot to see what your answer is. Most of my friends got silly things like "tacos" or "a new bae" but my answer was "deep healing". Even though it was a meaningless quiz on Facebook, I just shook my head affirmatively and said to myself, yeah, that's right; I will have deep healing in 2017. I'm already starting! And today, because more friends were sharing I tried again and my answer was "Strength". So, silly though it may be, I think both of those answers will be true because I am finally ready to make it happen. Who else is ready to put 2016 behind them and start the fresh new year with renewed enthusiasm and strength? I say, let's do it! We so totally have this!