Death by Chocolate (and Peanut Butter)

Ann Voskamp has us thinking about rest this week. But in my reflections on the subject, I realized…I haven’t been. And as I lie awake at night, wound up and wishing it was morning so I could write…as I wake up 3 and 4 times through the night and have trouble getting back to sleep (only half of them related to kids who need me)…as the house gets in unacceptable messiness…I realize:
 
I’m out of balance again. And so for me, rest today means NOT blogging long and eloquent on the subject, but accepting something simpler and making time for stillness. I can’t do it in nature today, not with preschool transport and two rambunctious boys…but I can rest by rediscovering balance. By taking a day to be mom first, and writer distant second. And so today I simply share a story of Death By Chocolate (and peanut butter):
 
The BEGINNING…
Chocolate cake (w/buttermilk); PB icing (w/2 sticks of butter & a cup of cream). As one of our student's parents cried last night, "That must be like a thousand calories! WHY did you do it????"

 …and THE AFTERMATH…