What We’re Cooking Sundays…The Chocolate and Lavender Cake, Plus, Meet Yourself Where You Are Edition.
A few days ago my horoscope told me to look out, this was about to be my time. Jupiter in Leo, something, something, blah, blah, good fortune. Leos rule. That’s what I read. It even gave me a little more pep in my step. It’s also possible that the warm weather finally deciding to arrive also put me in a good mood, but I’d like to give a little shout out to Jupiter, ruler of all things related to good fortune. The good news came with a reminder that I should spend a little more time caring for myself and finding ways to see myself as better at something that I give myself credit for right now.
Is my horoscope talking about fishing?
Even before reading all about what I’m supposed to be paying attention to, I’d been thinking a lot about what it means to get out of your own way and how important it is to develop the ability to care for ourselves more than most of us find time for on a regular basis. This semi-grand epiphany came to me while I was wandering around the Mianus River, trying not to stumble. By stumble, I actually mean falling. Losing my balance. Almost tripping. I fall a lot when I’m out fishing. I also seem to draw a lot of my own blood. Over the past few months, I’ve spilled out of a kayak, slipped down an embankment and cut myself so many times that I’ve given up trying to remember band-aids. Now, I just focus on not injuring myself too badly and on clearing my head just long enough to forget that I’m always thinking.