I burnt my finger making rice pilaf today. Well, actually I burnt it while boiling water for rice pilaf. See? This is why I don't cook. I'm actually not completely helpless in the kitchen. I just don't like to take the time to make food. Mostly because I don't like to eat. But I'm determined to learn to make easy, healthy vegetarian meals - like I used to, before I got lazy.
While I was cutting veggies my mouth started to water and I had a sudden overwhelming craving for red wine vinaigrette salad dressing. I was kicking myself for not getting any at the store - but then realized there's no way I could've predicted this craving. Or, could I? I was led to the fridge in search of a measly substitute when lo and behold, there stood a brand new unopened bottle of Annie's all Natural Organic Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing [I kid you not!]. A miracle. I'm ready to part the Red Sea now!
I was only gone for a few hours. When I got home my inbox was jammed with 25 new pieces of new email. As I began sorting through them, three more came in. While I know I'll get to every last one, I know I can't even attempt it in this moment. I'm already three entries behind in my journal. Even typing now, I hear the ::click:: of new mail. That sound used to be exciting. Today it's making me crazy. Right now there are 30 ::click::click:: make that 32 new emails waiting for me. ::ringgg:: And there's my phone...
And dammit, I'm craving a chocolate chip cookie! Is it worth it to work through the craving and let it distract me every three seconds? Or will I get more done if I eat a damn cookie?