things i love. (in no particular order.)
french fries.i mean, who doesn't love the feel of a spicy, crispy, fried stick o' salted potato on their tongue?
i especially love that i can eat a few with friends, and now can be spared the fear of instantly gaining ten pounds and don't have to order a bucket- load of guilt and self-loathing on the side.
i loved chuckling at this note my mom left me yesterday, because she got so crazed and stressed before she had to run off to dinner that she felt the need to remind me six times to please walk the dog (i received an email and a few text messages too, mind you.)
eating pb& j (well actually almond butter and jam, but who's asking?) for dinner. well, with a side of chocolate, duh.
clothing that pretends it belongs it the army.
(recipe at bottom)
i decided to write a post about some things that i love. i've said this before, but i love a lot of things.
my inspiration for this post was more so that i've been having a kind of hard week, getting back into school and all, and i wanted to remind myself of all the things that are still great in my life.
I've been having a lot of anxiety lately, and today my therapist asked me what things do i do (healthy things, of course) that can help me relieve my anxiety. The main thing i thought of was blogging.
i freaking love blogging. I loved doing my last post (written mainly by Amanda, of course) on friendship and eating disorders, and i loved hearing all the feedback on it. I so enjoy getting into conversations with people about topics that we have in common like this, and where else would i be able to hear strangers' stories, or take their words of advice?
and, i've said this before i think, but i want to help people. i love getting questions from readers or people who stumbled on my blog about recovery and the likes. it makes me so thrilled when people reach out, as if they are taking a step towards recovery, and i love being a part of that.
Now, call me nosy, but i adore reading other blogs. I mean how much fun is it to live, eat OIAJ, go to foodbuzz, run a marathon or practice yoga and a million other things (vicariously* ;) ) all in one day?!
it's pretty amazing, i'd say.
All of this, and feeling supported and like there are other people who i genuinely like, or who i "get" who "get" me out in the world, is the thing that keeps me the most sane, even on my crazy days.
and i'm so grateful for that.
hope you all are having a good week!
Not your Papas' Campfire S'mores
(recipe adapted from Sprinkles of Parsley)
you will need:
15 (about 8oz?)graham crackers
11/3 Cup butter
chocolate chips(i used plain-old semi-sweet Nestle, but any kind would be fine)
preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
put all the graham crackers in a plastic bag (or two). mash them up using the bottom side of a measuring cup (or something else, idk) until all that's left are crumbs
add butter and mix until it's evenly distributed
spread in 8X8 baking pan, sprayed with non-stick spray. (line the pan with a sheet or two of tin foil that is also sprayed on the top, so you can transfer the s'mores and then get them off the foil w/o trouble!)
dump on the choc chips and then marshmallows! stick in the oven for 20 minutes.
voila! instant campfire. now anyone know any good folk songs we can sing? :)