When the alarm went off this morning, I was hours away from being ready to start the day. Unable to fall asleep, I stayed up too late. And woken by nightmares, one of my sweet children climbed into bed with me — so it wasn’t the best night’s sleep. By a long shot. An hour later, after a few snoozes and lots of delaying (by, ahem, me), we were rushing around getting Will ready to head off to school without missing the bus. It was totally one of those mornings. And it wasn’t until later that the date occurred to me. It’s March 14. Three months later.
But the thing about the 14th? Every month, it gets a little easier to just let the day pass by. And today, despite the date, I really just wanted it to be a good day. A day where we relish in life. And it was. Mostly.
A friend of mine reminded me of something I wrote a few years after 9/11 (I am paraphrasing here): It’s important to stop being caught up by a number. It is, ultimately, just a day and though we’ll never ever forget, we need to move ahead. So, I choose to just go on today, even as I am thinking back to three months ago when everything changed.
And on a lighter note, today 3.14 — a very special day in of itself.
Happy Pi Day!
Color me a dork, but I kind of think that having pie on Pi Day is quirky fun. And when it’s a chocolate pie, it’s all the better.
And seriously, how cute are these Chocolate Satin Mini Pies from Marie Callender’s? Love! And they taste as good as they look. Seriously. This was just the pick me up I needed this afternoon. I especially love that they go from freezer to table with minimal fuss (seriously — they can be defrosted in just 10 seconds).
Now, I need to go educate my kids on the joy of Pi Day as I let them munch on a little, um, pie. As an afternoon snack, of course.
And two more little things:
First, did you know that you can rate and review any Marie Callender’s products on their site? You can. And should. If you want. Also, there are all sorts of party ideas, how-tos and more on Marie Callender’s blog.
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.