18 days ago...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

18 days ago I turned 29, one year closer to 30.  18 days ago I didn't really think anything of it.  And then as I sat watching 'Julie and Julia' tonight, I realized she was like me when she decided to do the Julie/Julia project...29.  I am NOT going to work my way through Julia Child's "How to Master the Art of French Cooking" but I might buy it:)

During the movie, Alex turned to me and said..."Honey, remember when you were so passionate about food?"  Apparently my lack of inspiration in the past few weeks has showed! 

Yup...I remember.  I remember rushing around at all hours of the day to complete my baking masterpiece while trying to cook my way through Dorie Greenspan's cookbook with fellow bloggers.  I remember pulling my first turkey from the oven, being ecstatic opening any kind of food gift, and making a huge mess of the kitchen and just shrugging it off.  I remember loving every minute of it. Simple fascination...similar I guess to when I realized Alex was the one.

But that woman I was has been lost a little along the way. That joy for food...it's diminished a little.  And frankly, I don't like it one bit.  In 2005 I read Julie Powell's book...right when it was coming out...I was following her blog.  It was good, but the movie was so much better. 

Thank you Julie and Julia for reigniting a passion, a love for simple food that tastes absolutely delicious.  Maybe my 29th year won't be so bad after all.


Abigail said...

What a great movie that was.

I'm impressed you've done a turkey already! I've helped, but never done one solo. A little intimidating! One of these years it'll be my turn I suppose.

I'm enjoying your blog..

Alex and Andrea said...

Thanks Abigail...I am also really enjoying your blog...have you decided yet if you will continue?

Abigail said...

By default I am continuing.. :)

Deciding not to decide, so I just keep blogging along, but with no pressure on myself to be at any pace.

Thanks for sharing about some of the trials you've had of late. I've been thinking of you and praying for you to feel God's presence and goodness amid the heartache. Your sharing is encouraging to me, even though my circumstances are different. God has used it to strengthen my faith.

Thanks for being bold and real.

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