My life these past couple of weeks has been crazy. And it's mainly because of work. We are working our asses off trying to get some things wrapped up before Bossman (my dad is my boss for those of you who don't know) goes on his 15 day Mediterranean cruise. We're all stressed and snappy and that makes for a work environment where the tension is almost paralyzing.
I don't get stressed out easily. I try to keep my eye on the "big picture" in life and I apply the philosophy of "overall impact" to all those potential stressful moments in life. For instance... I find myself always asking myself... "is this even going to matter in 6 months? 1 year? etc?" If not... then it's not worth getting worked up over. It works... Well... most of the time, it works.
Even if I'm telling myself I'm not stressed... my body does things that shows me that I am and reminds that I need to just chillax. All week, I've wanted to sleep in, I'm generally fatigued and quiet, my neck and shoulders are in knots and my appetite is non-existent for real food... but raging for sweets and junk food.
Last week, I came home one night and all I could think about was peanut butter. And then I thought about trying a new peanut butter cookie recipe. But I wavered, because I didn't want to wind up standing in the kitchen all night. My couch was calling me... and when the couch calls... I answer.
So, I pulled out a recipe that I had made awhile back... it's so easy with so few ingredients. There's no butter or flour in the recipe and the cookies come out perfect. Crunchy, crumbly, and yet soft all at the same time. I threw in some chocolate chips (why not?) and in about 15 minutes flat, I had delicious peanut butter cookies that made me feel...