I had an absolutely fantastic day because I finally gave myself enough time to visit Borders to read dozens of magazines at once. My coffee (the new raspberry mocha freeze) earned two thumbs way down, but I really enjoyed the magazines. I caught up on this month’s issues of Mother Jones, Self, Boston, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Bust, Ms., Writer’s Digest, Real Simple, Psychology Today, Curve, Utne Reader, Yoga Journal, and several bead magazines. Even though I really wanted to purchase Mary Pipher’s new book on writing for social change, I walked out purchasing only two magazines—Boston because the issue includes a lengthy feature on home buying in the Boston area and Everyday with Rachael Ray because I want to make almost every recipe I read! 

When I returned from Borders, I decided to get a little domestic in order to prevent a backlog of chores during the workweek. I chopped up all my fresh veggies and fruit, and cooked tandoori chicken, low fat tuna casserole, grilled zucchini, and barbeque chicken pita pizzas. Hopefully this food can last through Thursday at least. 

I have also started reading Caroline Knapp’s Appetites: Why Women Want. I’m only on the first chapter, but I have already highlighted the hell out of it. Knapp tells the story of her own struggles with anorexia, unnamed hunger that many women experience within, and society’s messages about women and beauty. So far, it’s an excellent read. Unfortunately, the author died before the book was published.