Saturday, January 2, 2010

Stress Relief

We're in Nebraska, spending time with the full extent of my US in-laws. Everyone's here - a guarantee that I'm going to be tense and nervous and kind of twitchy.

One important thing I've learned about myself: cleaning and cooking really are where I'm most comfortable. If my nerves start to overwhelm me, all I really need is to find a kitchen to clean or a meal to cook, even if it's in someone else's house.

Andrew and his brother brought back some pheasant they'd shot. Once I set in to de-boning them and making a meal, I think I actually managed to take my first deep breath of this whole trip.

Good to know I've found my place in life. Glamorous, isn't it?


2 comments:

Wendy said...

Good to know these things about yourself! :)

When I visited my brother in law last (with whom I have very little in common), I did enjoy my day long deep-cleaning of his kitchen. Nasty, but a time-killer - and probably pretty stress relieving as well!

Life said...

Glamor is highly over-rated. You are well-blessed to find peace in such a vital necessity of life.