The fine art of avoidance.
December 10, 2010 § 9 Comments
When I have too much on my plate, sometimes I run away.
Not literally of course. A plate full of food will always have my complete attention.
But when it comes to crunch time, and the task at hand seems altogether too overwhelming, too physically taxing, too far-gone, I hit the hibernate button and plant my face firmly in the sand.
I would infinitely prefer a cup of tea.
Magical trouble-taming rose-petal tea; early birthday giftage from my family. They are well acquainted with the tea monster.
You see, I had a window of opportunity for Christmas shopping. I believe it was today between the hours of 9 and 1. After this time, my life is crammed full like an overflowing christmas stocking, and I risk offending about 1000 of my closest friends and relatives when I arrive at christmas gatherings bearing half-eaten batches of vegan cookies in lieu of store-bought presents.
Perusing my Christmas list, with a few December birthday’s thrown in, I recoiled in fear from my gifting duties, making the executive decision to actively ignore the situation. Another time will crop up and money for festive extravagance will appear miraculously in my account. Logic prevails.
I have also successfully ignored my blogging duties for about a fortnight now – i’ve come too far, I told myself. There was no point in rekindling the Bonne Santé flame for the benefit of my 1 remaining, loyal reader.
Similarly, I am avoiding writing about anything of substance in the post. Can’t you tell? My brain is a murky muddle of miso right now after the insult of exams and the energy I expended also trying to ignore the need to study.
Are you becoming familiar with my tendency for hopelessness? I plead end-of-year-insanity.
One thing I did not shy away from however, was my responsibility to give this sublime loaf of sprouted millet bread a warm loving home in my digestive tract.
Hello delicious. I made my own chocolate spread using raw cacao, coconut oil and raw honey, and took my duties of consumption seriously.
I also made this delectable dinner for mother and I when she paid a weekend visit.
Tempeh marinated in honey/shoyu/garlic/chili marinade with quinoa and salad. Oh yes.
Yet more sprouted bread offerings with lentil spread, tempeh, cherry toms and greens.
This is all for my fleeting check in; looking forward to the christmas break when I can dedicate myself to some delicious new recipes, bucketloads of photography (hopefully playing with my new DSLR!) and posts with meaning and substance.
Meaning and substance indeed. As long as I resist the urge to run away.
Hope you’re all enjoying some much needed time away/on holidays/amongst family and friends. X