Today's post is about yesterday's non-post and my 90 day challenge and why failing is progress.
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Not that there wasn't ample opportunity for nerding over the weekend, via seminars at the convention. But it seems like it's been unbearably long since I've gotten to go somewhere. See new things. So one of the days, I shamelessly played hookie and wandered around downtown Cincinnati. I do not regret it at all.
Aaron and I have two very different sets of priorities when it comes to food on the road. Pre-allergy, his list was simple. Only two criteria long;
1. Will he be full afterward? 2. Will it be cheap?
I understand his reasoning. He's a man who would lose every game of blindfolded taste test. Delighting his palate isn't really an event, so why spend money on that? No, he'll put the dollars somewhere else. In a gas tank, or a hotel room or back in our savings account. I love this about him, because he is endlessly generous, but he is not driven by impulse in his money. He is smart.
I, on the other hand....
When my favorite tea room, The Ruby Pear was open, they served a dark chocolate orange scone that was so delicious. I'm not generally a chocolate and fruit sort of person, but this scone they made was everything right in a pastry. The chocolate was comforting and rich, with just the right amount of happy, bright orange. So that's what I tried to make, only in a form Aaron could enjoy, as well. It's been about two weeks since then, and I haven't let a batch end for more than a day without baking up a new one.
I try to be as structured and premeditated as I can be about my time. I write it down, I measure my progress.
But I've also learned to use a pencil.
So, here's what went down.