Wednesday, April 21, 2010

hanging on

the ride
sometimes it's a smooth expanse of sea, and other times it's a choppy surf. either way, thanks for taking the trip with me!

surfing = automatic mindfulness, i imagine.
no room for distractions while riding this kind of wave. . .

after (partially) spilling my guts yesterday, this post from popular food blogger sophia resonated with me.

sophia wrote:
There are some blogs that are so full of positive energy, that you read it with a huge smile on your face. Then, there are some blogs in which the bloggers are going through some rough times, and your heart aches for them. Some blogs are funny and spunky, and you can’t help laughing out loud; others are deep and pensive, calming you down for silent meditation.
true to hybrid form, i guess it's only fitting that this site contains a smorgasbord of all of these angles, although (thankfully) not typically all in one post.

thank you all for bearing with me as we play the waiting game. also, i WILL write about things in more detail at some point, i promise. and i will try my DAMNEDEST not to let life pass me by while we're waiting, because there are so many fun things right on the horizon!

no, this is not another reference to this durham favorite (although i suppose now it is). josh and i watched a great movie over the last 2 nights and i just wanted to share! revolutionary road was sad, but it was riveting. it was the kind of sad that i just wanted to lose myself and wallow in. i thought the acting was impeccable, the story simple yet powerful, and (bonus!) kate winslet's wardrobe made my mouth water.


this heartbreaking film was even in line with the happiness project suggestion to "read memoirs of catastrophe" -- if you replace read with watch, anyway.

in some small way, watching the incredibly dysfunctional relationship depicted in the movie did make me feel a little bit better about our solid, loving union that is pretty much 180 degrees from revolutionary kate + leo.

this helped, too.



workout: 5 miles easy + weights

guest chef: dr. omelette in an effort to use up leftovers and keep things simple this week, i commissioned the egg expert to do what he does best.

smoked salmon, goat cheese, and caper omelette, served with a side salad of arugula, radishes, carrots, and cucumbers (my contribution)

he did a bang-up job, as always! his omelettes are so good because they are made with love . . . and butter. yum.


  1. Sorry you're dealing with so much stress and uncertainty. I think uncertainty and feeling out of control are the worst. Bad news can be dealt with, but waiting for what *might* be bad news is awful.

    That is a beautiful omelet, and I agree... you have to use butter to make an omelet.

  2. Anonymous9:24 AM

    ((hugs)) i hate not knowing what's going to happen (major control freak here haha)sometimes the waiting is a billion times more stressful than the actual news.

    and i'm glad you like revolutionary road. i did too and it's very out of character of me to like a movie that isn't action/suspense. i totally wanted to wallow in it too!

  3. It must be very stressful thinking about your future, especially with 2 careers to consider.

  4. Anonymous3:34 PM

    I want that omelet!

  5. Hey Sarah, thanks so much for your comment on my blog!! I am about to email you back. ;)

  6. The unknown is REALLY hard for me to deal with too, and I also think people sort of expect themselves to act heroically and not stress out, which seems pretty impossible.
    Glad that you are hanging on and taking care of yourself. That omelette looks delicious - I always just do scrambled eggs because I'm lousy at the flip!

  7. atilla9:14 PM

    amen to the butter don't forget the salt

  8. Anonymous10:03 PM

    I am ALL about the butter in my cooking. Totally approve.

    Hang in there!

    Things will get better! :)

  9. Hope you get some news soon...waiting is the pits!