The weeks just seem to zoom by.  One week ago, today, I made Dorie’s carrots.  It has been two weeks since Thanksgiving and New Years will be here before we can say “2011”.  Next week my youngest, Levi, will be 5 and in two months my oldest, Eli, will be 13!  My dad used to always say, “where does the time go” and now I find myself mumbling those same exact words.  I am amazed at how quickly the time passes.


Tonight, before dinner , I am going to take an hour of “me” time while my beef daube simmers in the oven.  I am going to go for a walk, listen to some great music and attempt to simply be in the moment.  I will try not to think of my extensive “to do” list, or make mental notes of what I need to add to my “to do” list.  I am not going to think about the laundry that needs to be folded or how the kids closets need to be purged.  I am simply going to just be.  And when I get back, I will sit down to dinner, with my family, enjoy the smells coming from my kitchen, and eat this delicious meal of  beef daube, roasted asparagus, and baked polenta.

Cheers to another weekend, my family, and delicious food!