It's always, in the midst of stress and hard times, that life gives us the lift we need to make it just another day.
Like the lift of a friend delivering homemade soup, bread, berries, and whipped cream (in a can!).
And then as if the lift of soup full of goodies isn't enough, another friend sneaks peanut butter chocolate cupcakes onto your porch (along with a hilarious, sweet note about them being a lesser known cure for the Plague). And how I wish I had a picture of those for you, but if we have to be honest... I ate them all before I realized that I didn't take a picture. But they were GOOD, made even better by the sentiment behind them.
Amazing how food can be such a comfort, how normal food can become amazing when delivered by friends.
This weekend, I'm having a candle party, which is not something that I usually do, but I LOVE these candles. I always spend a decent amount of money on new candles every season, because I feel like it adds so much warmth to a house to smell like the season (and I'm sure you will not be surprised to know that my favorite seasonal smells are all food related!). More importantly, though, I've decided that I need to stop complaining that my house is too small or too far away from everyone and instead, fill it with friends, food, and drinks. Because it doesn't matter how much space you have, what matters is the laughter and delicious smells you fill it with--and speaking of, my husband is so wonderful that he's more than happy to make food for the party. In fact, he was offended because I mentioned the possibility of just getting Pizza Rolls (which are delicious and I love so much). I'm not sure what he's going to make, but I hope it involves a lot of carbs, because truly, my comfort foods are all high in carbs (cupcakes, bread, cheese, and more cupcakes). What are your favorite comfort foods? And your candle smells? Are you the type of person who could breathe nothing but cinnamon roll and be happy, or do you like to mix it up with flowers and clean cotton (neither of which you'll ever see me burning!).