When the winter comes it totally takes over your mood. Or my mood, rather. The sky is gray, the sun is hiding somewhere, and everything seems so dark and bleak. Including your (my) mood. After all, that’s why they call it the winter blues. I’ve beaten this dreary feeling by going with the flow and adapting the “wei wu wei” style of thinking: do without doing. And guess what? I’m as happy as a clam! At this very moment, I’m sitting atop my bed in my dress up clothes with my shoes off. I’m kicking back with my computer on my lap. In case you haven’t gotten the memo, this post is all about comfort and everything associated with the word. This winter, hubby and I have started watching the television series Parenthood. On our days off, after we’ve been productive for the day, we sit back for forty five minutes of unadulterated, feel-good, indulgent comfort. To add to that, we’ve been eating comfortably too. Yucca fries, chia seeds pancakes, rice and beans. Yup. I’ve been cooking up these meals (with a moderate mentality, of course) knowing that once the bite of winter weakens, I can go back to cooking less starchy meals. For now, it just feels right. It’s cold outside, so why fight it?
Oh, and let’s not forget how much harder it is to exercise in the winter. I have dumb bells at home, so every now and then I’ll pick those up and do a few reps followed by some stretches. I’ve even attempted a visit to the Y, much to my dismay. A total body conditioning class whipped my bootie so hard reminding me exactly how much time I’ve taken off and why staying at home with my dumb bells can work just fine until springtime. And these days waking up sore just means reading tons and tons. In bed. Current read: “Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food”, by Jeffrey Pilcher. Even the books I choose to read are keeping me as snug as a bug in a rug.
Well, fellow readers, I know my last post was on the very last day of 2012 and I’ve allowed 25 days to go by without a peep of what’s going on in my world blog-wise. Therefore, included in this post are some images of a few meals I’ve enjoyed in the comfort of my own home. All homemade!! Go ahead and click on the images to enlarge the photo. I may have kept quiet at the start of the new year…but sometimes silence is necessary. I hope that this year brings you all inspiration and fulfillment. Until then, seek comfort with action that is non-action. Brooklyn, EAT your heart out!
P.S. Due to lack of time and an incredible amount of comfort, recipes are not included in this post. However, if you see something you like and want my recipe, feel free to comment below and I’d be super happy to follow up with cooking instructions.