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I’ve done it again.  Overscheduled should be my middle name.  In an effort to corral all my lists together, I decided that I needed to work more efficiently and call upon the kindness of friends.  With 12 gingerbread houses looming on my horizon, I needed to make 18 batches of gingerbread pronto.  Listening to my home KitchenAid wheeze and cough on a single batch, I decided to call my friend Alekka and use the giant Hobart mixer in her shop.  Two big batches and 20 minutes later, I was done.  18 nice, tidy, saran wrapped packages carefully placed in a large box.  The trade-off?  Lunch.  Alekka wanted, of all things, lentil salad.  Fair enough.  Except I didn’t make her lentil salad.  I brought her kale and wheatberry salads instead.

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The email was sitting in my inbox last week, “October Unprocessed 2012!”  Excellent.  I’d given the challenge to avoid processed food for a full month a whirl last year and was up for it again.  But wait a minute.  It’s October already?  When did that happen?  Admittedly, I’ve been a little preoccupied, having only returned from France a few weeks ago and diving immediately back into work, picking up double shifts whenever I could.  Hey, someone has to pay the piper and that someone is me.  Though I may have had to transition right back into the here-and-now work mode, my mind has most definitely not accepted that it’s no longer summer.

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