If I can work out how not to pay postage of £2.75 on each book that costs 1p on Amazon I am going to order piles of books for my 'research'. I'm allowed! Hurrah!
I did think as I was doing my morning things - 'Is there a simpler way to do this?' and the most frequent answer to myself was 'Yes, just do it now'. So I did - I wrote the congratulations card while the breakfast cooked, found the address, stamped it, and posted it while I was out. That's the kind of little job that tends to sit around for days with me. And niggles me......there were others - I am amazed at how often my inner voice says 'Oh, I could just do that later' and then comes up with justifications about why later will be better - 'After all there's no hurry', 'No one is waiting for it', 'I don't have to push myself, do I', 'I can take it easy for an hour'. Actually I can take it easier in my head, if I just do it now.
SIMPLE. DONE. NO STRESS.
10.30pm and it looks like I have earned my gold star!
It is usually about now that I crave something sweet. As it is I am still pleasantly full from a good dinner - cod baked with olive oil and parsley and stir fried veg. Lunch was a big Chef's Salad. Didn't feel the need to snack.
Am off to stick the star on my chart which is hidden inside a cupboard - I am a bit embarassed at what it takes to get me to eat healthily! Better a carrot than a stick though - more fun.
Did some research into books which may be useful. Looked up 'simple food' and liked the sound of Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers and was tempted, especially as I saw it on a buy one cookbook get one half price offer. Then I asked 'What's simplest?' Well of course the simplest thing is to use the book I've got and love! Work it for all it's worth (but I'm not going to do a Julie and Julia on it).
There are many unused cookbooks on my shelves and little space. Buying two because one is half price isn't really such a good idea when I think about it, when I don't actually want two.