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And on the bright side…

From the freezer, I retrieved a container of beef stew (recipe by Marcella Hazan) and dinner felt like a big hug.

What went well for you this week?

Fit to Eat by Adam Hillman



6 comments for “And on the bright side…”

  1. Petra says:

    In a week of minor pedagogical foulups (I’m teaching a class in which the department just switched to new software and I’m new to it, so I’m making mistakes and/or I can’t fix student software issue) and culinary ones (note to self: the next time you decide to make acorn flour as an experiment, just tell yourself “no”), I successfully put my bike rack on my car AND put the bike on it. Even took it for a spin to see if it was bouncing all around (it was not). So, I”m confident that my bike will arrive successfully (with me) at the cycling event I’m doing this weekend.

    • Petra says:

      Okay, week just got better (i.e. ending on a high note). Completed the cycling event (a fundraiser for my favorite rail-trail)–the mileage wasn’t that much (only 27 miles), but I made myself select a route with half country roads. I’ve not had much experience cycling on rural roads because frankly, they can unnerve me (the potential for inattentive drivers, mostly). But I did it! Was pretty tired when I got done, despite regularly cycling distances longer than that; however, it was hillier than I’m used to and I am recovering from a cold. On the tail end, I ran into (figuratively, not literally) my former therapist (now retired) and his wife. Not exactly unexpected, as I saw him there last year, but still a pleasant surprise! Next year I’ll tackle the 56-miler!

      • wendy says:

        That’s a great accomplishment, Petra, while simultaneously fundraising for something you care about. A win-win!!

    • wendy says:

      Acorn flour???? Congrats on the bike rack.

  2. Liz says:


    27 miles is my max (okay, maybe 30), so I’m impressed! I share your sense of triumph about the bike rack on the car. I’ve managed to become proficient at putting the rack on the car and the bike on the rack. It never fails to make me feel good about myself.

    • wendy says:

      I applaud your proficiency, Liz. I’m such a wimp that I’ve just bought a new set of windshield wipers and the thought of putting them on my car is thoroughly intimidating.

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