My family and I ate dinner in our own kitchen this evening. The menu:
Round steak strips and onions sautéed in olive oil
Low-fat sesame ginger dressing
I actually cooked all this food and cleaned up the kitchen immediately after dinner. Breakfast will also be at home: pancakes, organic chicken sausage, blueberries, and green/white tea.
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.