We started a Marley Spoon subscription. Two meals a week. We're two weeks in and I'm really pleased so far. Kirk is gung-ho to help, and I think he's building skills and confidence. I think it's helpful that we're approaching each recipe as novices together. We're referring to the same recipe, instead of me being some kind of kitchen oracle. We're eating more salad (I almost never make salad at home) which is good. Mark is appalled at the idea that we would have dinner ingredients FLOWN to us--the environmental impact horrifies him. Kirk pointed out we're keeping the recipe cards and maybe down the road we'll just acquire ingredients locally.
Kirk's Ireland trip looms. Mama is trying to focus on the many reasons we decided to do this for him so I do not freak out about him being across an ocean for three months.
Speaking of Ireland, Mark and I scrapped our tentative plans to see him while he's over there. In lieu of that we are, all three of us, taking a big trip later this month. Well, as big as we can manage given the number of things that require us to be in Ann Arbor. We are flying to Seattle, taking the Coast Starlight (Amtrak) down to LA, and then flying back home. Some parts of it may feel harried but 36 hours on the train ought to be very restful!