We have a lot going on here at the HQ and it’s all stuff that, for one reason or another, I can’t talk about just yet.
But it has us going and going and going with a lot of doing thrown in for good measure. We have been so busy and so focused on all these events that it quickly became overwhelming to me. There have been a few days where I told Scott I just needed to crash out because I needed a break. Enter in my couch and PS3 because on those days, that’s exactly what we did (Borderlands anyone? Anyone?).
I tend to shut down when things get overwhelming to me. I get quiet and sort of fall into myself. I also get cranky quickly over minor things. I realized that I was doing this and decided I needed to do something about it.
Yesterday was that day.
Because we have been busy, I haven’t really had much time to cook. Oh I’ve made us meals and heated up leftovers from the freezer, but I hadn’t spent any significant amount of time in the kitchen for weeks.
This puts me on edge and makes me feel off-balance. Kitchen time, much like reading before bed, is “my time”. It’s my down time. It helps me regroup, get grounded, and refocus.
Yesterday I spent hours in the kitchen.
I prepped and washed a lot of the produce I got at the store the night before. I made salsa and slaw for our taco dinner we were going to have later that night.
I made veggies for Rocks and I made pork stock. Then once all that was done, I made us some lunch.
It felt oh so good.
I worked with my hands and created things. Some people craft or knit, I cook. Working with food and using your hands to create something that will nourish you is a pretty amazing feeling.
Knowing that you can show love and support with a little salsa and some tacos is pretty powerful.
The satisfaction of eating a great meal is grounding.
I’m still feeling very overwhelmed and we still have a crazy amount of things going on, but I feel much better. Hopefully stuff will get accomplished this week and some things will settle into place a little more.