Saturday, February 11, 2012

Opposite Ends of my Kitchen

I am participating in an online workshop right now, a little something that felt so right to me when I was deciding how to allocate money received at Christmastime.  Whole Foods Kitchen is just the sort of intentional use of my free time that centers me, especially at a time of year when my work schedule and its associated tax deadlines threaten to spin my brain into a knot.

It is times like this when I wonder why on earth I am focusing my energies on the Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Test (yawn) when what has lately been occupying my thoughts and dreams is pursuing certification in holistic nutrition.  

And while I immerse myself in research on distance learning programs for holistic health certifications, along with lively online workshop discussions of healthy foods, my children are busy picking out just the right sticks with which to roast marshmallows in our fireplace.

Do you see the sticky, white, gelatinous substance at the top of that stick on the far right?

Marshmallows (insert interrobang here).  Oh, the irony.


Beth said...

I love these posts that remind me of your humanity. Plus I love the interrobang. Do you think I could order a special keyboard?

Sarah Beam said...

If you get a keyboard with an interrobang, I will hereby ban you from leaving comments. So there.

Heather said...

I am loving the online workshop. I was an accountant in my pre-babes life, but now stay at home with them. Tax time = not so much fun :-) I have been researching holistic nutrition programs for about a year now. Not entirely sure what kind of demand we would have in Maine for that, but it is something that is extremely interesting to me! Visiting your blog from the workshop forums :-)

Sarah Beam said...

Silly me, Heather. Instead of leaving the accounting behind when I had babies, I brought it home with me. Pure absurdity, yes?