Sunday, January 10, 2010

Julia makes me want to be a better person. Ok not really, but I did make some bruschetta

I liked Julie & Julia more than I thought I would. Yes, I fell asleep the first night Wayne put it on, but while my eyelids were dropping I said to myself in my best Julia Child voice, "I really must finish this movie." Last night, after watching it all the way through I realized some things about life, eating and blogging.
One, we all need purpose in our lives. I'm always saying I want to be happy, like I just want to be happy, that's all. The truth is, I don't just want to be happy, I want to live my life with direction. Purpose doesn't have to be something that changes the world if you act carefully and with love; it can be anything that simply makes something else better. Each day is a unique chance to do something for ourselves and others, no matter how small, even if it's just resolving to keep a smile on your face.
Two, I realized that I love to cook. Funny, I always envied my friends who could cook because my meals were well, mediocre at best. Maybe it's because Wayne's such a good cook, or because I see how much my family enjoys my recipes, but I have been cooking quite a bit this past year. Know what? I'm pretty good at it!
Three, blogging isn't narcissistic, it's brave. It takes a lot of guts to open yourself up and let people watch your life. I'm not saying I'm brave. I still get to edit and click the publish button after I write, so how raw can that really be right? I'm just saying, I'm putting it out there and you can take it or not, but I'm still the one choosing to do it.
Okay, so these are not earth shattering, miraculous revelations, but what did you expect? Stigmata on my bruschetta?

Peyton and Sommer making sand sculptures

Smiling, it's not that easy but Wayne keeps one on all the time.

On our way to the beach, our favorite place on Sundays.

Hope and Akieva chatting away, in person

This is the life, I agree


Deece said...

Nice Bon! We came away from that movie with different perspectives. I haven't gotten around to writing it yet, but I will.

I look forward to seeing the pictures of your food. The bruscetta looks good.

Road-Block Blogger said...

Aw baby, here are my two cents on your post...

1. Having a purpose in life is a given, you have a family, people who love you and more so, a chance to be happy with what you do best...

2. Cooking, you are a great cook when you throw your love and passion in your meals, I can cook, but not great, I can feed when hungry, this I know I do best.

3. Blogging is definitely not narcissistic. It is brave as you put yourself forward, in my thoughts, I really dont care who thinks of me less as long as I have you in my life to love and cherish me.

Keep living honey, I will live with you by your side, each step, each day.

Deece said...

Hmm, so I just finished writing my "review" of the movie. I like your take on it a lot better. ha ha.

Wayne - You are such a great encouraging husband. I'm so glad you two have eachother.