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Rest

October 23, 2014

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The fall cold has hit me hard. I was supposed to teach about proteins this morning, but trusted my heart and taught about rest instead.  It’s week sixteen, I told them. In a normal semester system this would be a break week. Let’s go have breakfast.

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We sat at a long table in the cafeteria and I let them tell me their stories. So many roads to the same place. They are dedicated and tired. Rest is important.

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We’ll pick up the proteins with an extra lecture on Monday. After the weekend. After a little more rest.

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Some lessons I am still learning too. We stayed in tonight and I played in the kitchen, practicing pot roast. I am pleased to report I am getting better at that too. And resting is an important step.

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(I used Ina Garten’s Company Pot Roast recipe from barefoot contessa’s back to basics. We didn’t have cognac or  onions -howisthatevenpossible- and I am rarely a celery fan. It was delicious.)

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