• sisters on a mission.

  • Three sisters. One in Virginia. One in London. One in New York. None of whom wear shorts. Ever.

  • the mission?

    Taking delight.
    Learning Italian.
    Getting to Italy.
    Wearing shorts.
    In Italy.
    June 2011.

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the penalty of procrastination

Procrastinated all day on running. Cold. Windy. And very grey out today.

Finally at 3:00, I head out. My worst time of day. And it immediately starts raining. But I persevered. Kelin was at track practice, running. Jonas was inside making sounds and flopping on the couch (sunny work, he calls it). I had to do it. If my less-than-motivated 14 year old daughter could run in the cold, windy, rain. So would. I. I felt heavy. But, I like week 2 of C25K. 6x 1.5 minute runs alternating with 2 minute walks! I was so proud. But then I calculated how much running that actually was. 9 minutes.

My earbuds continued to fall out. But…while I was running, the UPS man came. And delivered my new sport-friendly earphones. Wrap around the back of head. I’ll test them out next run. I also ordered a sports bra. Woah. I’m getting fancy.

Procrastination penalties deserve rewards.

(pic is from the book, Molto Gusto)

Tonight I’m making — not as fancy as your dinner, Cathlin — Pasta Arrabiata from Mario Batali’s new cookbook, Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking. He suggests Pomi tomatoes from Italy.

I’m also going to crack open, on this oddly cold England’ish day in April — one of my favorite Cabernet Sauvignon’s from the Napa Valley. Avalon. “Cabernet for the Soul”. http://www.avalonwinery.com/

Avalon – AKA Paradise
According to Arthurian legend, the town of Glastonbury in the U.K. was once known as Avalon. Avalon has long been associated with paradise. It is a land of souls. Many believe that King Arthur’s soul rests there and will some day rise again to defend England.

6 Responses

  1. Penne arrabiatta is one of the staples at our house. We learned to make it at “Cucinando con Vera” – a cooking class we took when we lived in Italy. I could eat it every day. For real.

    • I just finished eating the arrabiata. O so spicy! Mario says 1 Tablespoon red chili peppers! I used 1 teaspoon, way spciy. And delicious. And made me drink more Avalon. So oh good. Like a cozy blanket on a cold winter night.

      • Mario is pazzo! One tablespoon is way too hot. I’m more of a three or four shakes of the hot pepper container myself. That’s plenty spicy for me.

  2. And good for you for running in the rain! Have fun with your new ear buds. And sports bra. Miss fancy.

  3. Glastonbury is now where they have the big music festival. Youngsters in wellies camping out in the rain listening to some music for a few days. Am I too old to go? Um, yes.

    • You are never ever ever too old to go.
      The musicians playing are probably as old as you.
      I want to go next time I’m there.

      It’s Avalon anyway…

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