I've been trying to be more mindful about reading, or rather remembering to read. I know that sounds silly, but it is so easy to get caught up in other things and simply forget to pick up one of several books I have on my nightstand. My "to read" queue currently consists of a mixture of yoga books and food writing. I suppose that tells you all you need to know about my interests or perhaps what kind of person I am. Or perhaps not.
My current read is MFK Fisher's An Alphabet for Gourmets (originally published in 1949). I've been taking it outside on the patio with my breakfast and tea to enjoy the cool weather before it dissipates for the day, being replaced by uncomfortably warm sunshine and an absence of clouds.
Do you ever feel this way? It has kept me from buying things like hummus, crackers, and cookies in the past because I know I can make my own versions at home that are much more to my liking. Not to mention they will be fresher, healthier, and usually cost less money. It seems like a win-win situation, right? The only catch is finding the time in your schedule to do it.