Don’t beat yourself up over your limitations. Pain changes people. You realize you have limits, but this does NOT mean that you do not have purpose, value, and deserve to live proudly. While your pain may limit you, it does not define you. Try to focus on what you CAN do, not on what you can’t.
It’s Christmas brunch in our pajamas, smoked trout-topped potato latkes (honoring both Europe and Hanukkah) and mini frittatas with a pomegranate-champagne punch on the side. It’s a leisurely dinner, often vegetarian, and wassail with family later in the evening.
We’re a bit obsessed with Halloween, rooted in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, and I traditionally put out quite a spread for whoever can join us on trick or treat night. The food most associated with Halloween for me, though, (aside from candy) is Deviled Beet Eggs. They’re basically what they sound like — beet-pickled hard-boiled eggs, by request of my husband who doesn’t even like beets, crafted into deviled eggs. They’re gorgeously magenta and just creepy enough for All Hallows’ Eve.
… I think we are told all too often to accept things in favor of keeping the peace, of arguing less. I’m not sure a woman can be truly heard yet in this country — but I do see that collectively the voices of all females around the world have created such noise, such resonance that we have penetrated the status quo.