April ushers in the second quarter and so it is time for me to share a “currently” post and share some random things that I don’t talk about on the regular…
I have not stopped thinking about this post since I read it. In that one post, Anne has provided so much for me to think about… and this all ties in so well with my word this year. And while I am well past menopause and the empty nest blues so much of what Anne shared hit home for me… most especially the body neutral discussion. Anne’s words “knowing that these measurements are morally neutral” were so powerful. I had not taken my measurements for eons, so I began there. It was not easy, but I did it and even wrote down all the numbers! By avoiding the whole subject of measurements, I was living in some fantasy world where the numbers were somehow the same as they were the last time I recorded them. The numbers are what they are… and being authentic to myself means loving myself exactly where I am today… with the current measurements and reminding myself that they are just numbers. I am also thankful for inclusive pattern makers, bold and beautiful influencers of.all.sizes. and for finding a new-to-me voice… I have queued up this episode to listen to this weekend.
Detroit-style Pizza… a couple of weeks ago that I tried a recipe that at first attempt needed several adjustments for it to be successful for me. Well, I did some Googling and found someone who likewise tried the recipe and felt it needed some tweaks as well. So last weekend, I gave her tweaks a try… and had great success! I could not find any Wisconsin Brick Cheese, however TJ’s aged cheddar worked just fine. The crispy cheesy crust was incredible. I will definitely use Serious Eats recipe again!
I have recently discovered the delight that are the Midsomer Murders series! I have made my way through the first couple of seasons and I am in love with DCI Barnaby and his trusty side kick, Sgt. Troy. Barnaby is a good detective, and he always figures out “who did it” and the
Oxfordshire Midsomer countryside is beautiful.
A trip later this month to visit Erie and most especially, Presque Isle! We are planning on doing an early morning bird walk… and I am super excited about that! We will also do our own bird walking, but it will be so fun to go with someone who knows more than we do! We also have plans to have a libation or two with a meal from Cork 1794. We are working on some “new” things to add to our agenda… so if you have any Erie tips for me, I welcome them!
That’s all for me this week. I will be back with you on Monday! Have a great weekend all!
That Little Skein post kind of undid me. I know my measurements have changed but I haven’t yet gotten over feeling some kind of shame whenever I think about this. I’m trying to get the exercise I need without pain, but acceptance of morally neutral is a long way away. That pizza sounds delicious. I like Sicilian pizza (I think the crust is doughier and more bread-like) but I’ve never tried making it myself. I’ve just started watching Midsomer Murders, too! I tried a couple of the books they are based on and they were fine, but I love watching the series. It’s perfect to knit to, which is often my criterion for TV!
There was an episode of Wisconsin Foodie last year that was all about Detroit-style Pizza and Wisconsin Brick!!
Wow! Thank you for the link!!
Our bodies are the size they are – I repeat this to myself often. Thank you for the link.
It is so hard to ignore the messages that our society sends us about our bodies and the value we think we must have based upon certain numbers. I’m glad that you were able to gain a new perspective on taking your measurements — and I think you’re going to feel so much more comfortable in your own skin when you make and wear things that fit you perfectly!
Ah yes, gotta love American culture that has beat into our girl heads from the time we are very young that thin is so good and thinner is even better. Geeze Louise! I’m glad you have found a new perspective and, quite frankly, I think you look marvelous! So there. I’m envious of your trip to Erie and Presque Isle. I’m pushing Fletch to go there in the Fall!! I have never heard of Detroit pizza, but it sure sounds delicious!
I enjoyed Anne’s post as well. I also appreciated her ideas about pro-aging as opposed to anti-aging. I have never heard of Detroit Pizza but it does look very good. Presque Isle sounds like such a beautiful place. I’m going to put it on our list. We just aren’t very good at new adventures.
I have worked a lot on body acceptance and have found peace with body neutrality. It has taken a LOT of therapy and time to get to this place and I still struggle sometimes with shame about the size and shape of my body. Have you listened to the podcast Maintenance Phase? It’s been helpful and eye opening for me.
Lovely post. So true about hating our bodies. Even gorgeous women spend ludicrous time and money “perfecting” their instgramable outer appearance. It’s what is inside that counts, and you are perfect just the way you are now. Happy Easter.
I’m excited for your Erie trip!! You take stunning photos 🙂 We are battling germs in my house and I hope the Vitamin C helps us win the war!
Re: Midsomer Murders. Be warned that somewhere around season 10, DCI Barnaby is replaced by his ?brother?, who is not as endearing. And Sgrt. Troy is replaced somewhere, too. Sadly, Netflix is no longer carrying the series 🙁