It was one of those days where a long run would have been the ideal solution, a little sunshine, a little exercise and all the solitude of being alone listening to my music with my random thoughts. However, when I stepped outside the cold weather is what blew in my face, making me want to get out of my running shoes and stay indoors instead.
I go through days where I want to avoid being in company at all costs, giving me a chance to catch up on reading, writing and cleaning and maybe even some moping.
Since I was in no mood for running in the cold temps, I decided to maybe start to sort through my things to get ready for my move. It is unbelievable the things I have saved from all my trips overseas. Entrance tickets to museums, even baggage tags, money from different countries and hotel notepads and pens.
Instead of continuing with the cleaning, I stop and start to reminisce about all my trips and how much fun I have had on all those trips and I want to start planning another trip. However, when reality strikes, I cannot plan any long trips for the next few months because I have to start making a decision about moving.
Even though I have more than 3 months to figure it out, I am one who can start worrying about it for 6 months ahead of time. Whenever, I try to talk to my boy friend about it, his response is stop stressing you have 3 more months ! He is right, I do have 3 months. However it does not mean I will stop stressing about it till I lock that door and walk those steps for one last time.
If you have been reading this blog you know, when I am stressed, sad, unhappy, happy I run or go bake. Right now I am stressed and since running has been stuck out of my list, I suppose baking it has to be for now.
The box of strawberries stare at me from the counter along with the bag of blood oranges. I have to pick one fruit, because it’s unlikely I can find something that will incorporate both items.
Strawberries and chocolate always work, so I make my favorite chocolate cake because that is what I want, but the strawberries can always be a decoration for chocolate cake. This is one of my favorite chocolate cakes and the easiest recipe. This just requires, butter, sugar, eggs and chocolate chips and 2 bowls….ok maybe 3 bowls.
The cake is now baked, I grab my book, a piece of cake and settle in to read my book. The running might not have happened today, but there is always tomorrow, because for now, I have my solitude and cake and thoughts of moving….oh there is 3 more months for that.