i'm grateful for cooking.
i don't do it often. i want to do it more because when i do it, i feel good. i feel healthy. i feel productive. it helps with the anxiety. and today i chopped vegetables and melted butter. i put some things into the instant pot and other things into my dutch oven and made two soups. i put some in the freezer so i can enjoy them over the next few weeks. i put some in the fridge for dinners this week. i am not usually a soup person but the weather turned cold and i just wanted something i could easily warm up. it only took a little over two hours for it all to be done and the kitchen to be clean again and for me to find my lazy butt to the couch.
now, i may not have the soup tonight for dinner...but it will be there tomorrow. waiting for me. and that's good enough.