So, this month we're supposed to talk about how we take care of ourselves.
I'm not sure I've ever thought about this before. I just sort of go about my day.
If I'm having a shitty day, and I want to make myself feel better, I'll cook one of my stock dishes.
Something Green in a Red Sauce. Not shown: Pasta
Mustard Beer Beef Stew. Not shown: crusty bread
Vegetable Orgy. Not shown: Debauchery
Things never captured on camera:
Eye of Newt (basically, Chicken A La King minus the butter, to be served with biscuits, it's unbelievable)
Sweet Potato Taco Base (cubed steamed sweet potatoes tossed with cumin, black beans, corn, and chicken, to be served with salsa, cheese, sour cream, and jalapenos, also unbelievable)
My roommate is Syrian, and sometimes I come home to this.
The hummus fairy strikes again. She decorates mine with onions.
On a less gustatory note, I am a fan of the pedicure. I used to be a fan of gettin my nails did, but my favorite tech moved to Texas and I'm still not finished mourning. She was that good. Now I just look at my hands in despair.
90% of my wardrobe is comfortable enough to fall asleep on the couch in.
My dog is rather huggable, so that's sort of a comforting thing. I have flannel sheets and a space heater, so that's pretty comforting.
Honestly? I think I treat myself pretty well all the time. I don't let myself get worked up all that often, I don't generally have a stressful job, and I don't beat myself up over much. I don't usually need to actively unwind, because I'm usually already unwound. There are times when I overdo it, and need a vacation, but it's rare. I think I'm probably in the minority here.
Perhaps I should go for a massage. Ramp it up.