The weather here was gorgeous yesterday, so when Jim got home from his trial advocacy class, the three of us went for a walk around campus lake. It's one of my favorite places in the world, and I usually spend time here alone because it's is the perfect place to meditate, run, and soak every ounce of life into my body, but it was a nice change of pace to have both Jim and Grace with me Each familiar twist and turn through the thick woods, the peeks of glittery lake between the pine trees, and the dusty pink sunset as a backdrop to our day, felt like a secret, beautiful, treasure that I was sharing with them. Do you have a favorite spot to go that sort of feels like your very own?
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When we got home, I made Grace some spaghetti while Jim ran up town to grab us some Thai carry-out. I love Thai food, and had been looking forward to it all week. Jim is pretty predictable when it comes to eating, and true to form, he ordered yellow curry. It took me a long time to decide between red curry with tofu or Pad Thai, but I eventually settled on the curry and was super happy that I did. As we sat eating, we both kept taking spoonfuls of the thick, gravy-like sauce out of one another's to-go containers, discussing what we liked about each one and trying to figure out what made them different. Jim thought there was a "weird taste" to mine, (I think it might have been the fish sauce) and I thought that even though he ordered a spiciness level of 10 (as high as you can go!) and I had only ordered a 6, mine was definitely a lot hotter. After about a half an hour later, we realized that we had absolutely no knowledge of what makes the curry's taste different, so we looked it up. It's kind of amazing how a few simple ingredients can totally change the entire taste and color of a dish! Do you know what makes curries different colors? You can find out here!