Boy, this has been a lousy week (understatement). My family has had a very tough time of it the last few days due to a medical situation involving my brother. It has been an emotionally up-and-down time, and I am humbled and inexpressibly grateful for the outpouring of love we have received from friends and family. My family and I are so lucky to have such caring, good people in our lives.
During this time I've continued blogging, and it's really helped me keep my sanity. It gives me something to do that is unrelated to my troubles and gives me a measure of peace. Also, I've really turned to food and cooking as a way of comforting myself and others. There isn't anything I can do to change the situation we are facing, but damn it, I can cook dinner! Having something productive to do that also nourishes those around me has been...i don't know. Helpful is the only thing I can think of, but that doesn't seem to encompass all that I feel or mean.
So, this post isn't really about food or cooking, but I am reminded of how food can bring people together when times are tough, and I'm grateful to have something to hold on to.