Monday, October 29, 2007

A Reminder

So, I got the call Friday afternoon that Kidlet was throwing up. Bye, bye weekend plans! Luckily the spewing didn't last long, but she ended up with part two of the dreaded crud. At least this time it has come with a halo instead of devil horns. She has been rather sweet, despite her snottiness.

Confined to home, I managed to do lots of homey things that were on my weekend to-do list. I finished Anna Karenina (Yay! Now on to this...), knit on project number one and am 95% finished, made the upside down pear cake as well as homemade pizza with pesto and the last of the summer tomatoes. I wish I were able to share the knitting project, but the photo will have to come after the holidays (sigh).

Despite the fact that I missed out on my movie date (sigh again), it reminded me of something that I need to think about (much) more often. When reading Thich Nact Hanh's No Death, No Fear, one of the things that stuck with me was this passage,"Our true home is in the here and the now. the past is already gone and the future is not yet here. 'I have arrived, I am home, in the here, in the now.' This is our practice."

This weekend reminded me that I need to not place so much importance on what may (or may not) come. I am home.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

the upside down pear cake looks fabulous. sorry to hear that your girl is sick. hope she's all better now.

madre adoptiva said...

Sorry your weekend didn't turn out as expected, but you seem to have a great outlook about it. I hope Kidlet feels better quick!

Ani said...

she's getting better, thank goodness.

and the pear cake...scrumpdillyum! sadly (or perhaps not so sadly ;)), i'm the only one who is into it.

*camerashymomma* said...

wow, i'm all into comfort food these days! this looks delicious! my mom used to make a festive upside down pineapple cake!

Bean said...

ooh that cake looks divine!!

it looks like we enjoy the same sort of books, as well - thanks for introducing yourself! :)