When You Have to Say Yes


There are some things you can't say no to. For example, when a guy you just met a few weeks earlier buys you David Sedaris's Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim to make you laugh, you don't say no, even if it does have a naked Barbie on the front. And then a few months later when he offers to lend you Holidays on Ice, you don't say no to that either. Then a few years later when you live together in Chicago and he generously says you can read Theft by Finding before him, even though you were too lazy to reserve it at the library and he remembered and so got it first, you also don't say no, which is how he ends up having to reserve it all over again, because it took you too long to read it. 

If this describes you, you A) are super lucky to know that guy, B) clearly have a weak spot for David Sedaris, and C) should probably get your life together and just buy your own damn books. I digress. There are things in life that you have to say yes to, and Theft by Finding is one of them. Similarly, so was the question of whether or not we wanted to see Mr. Sedaris when he comes to town in November

 I am not ashamed. 

I am not ashamed. 

By the time I found a recipe for pumpkin donuts with maple glaze, my resistance was so low that I wasn't even bothered by the fact that I had to use an inverted popover baking tin instead of a donut tray. I was saying yes to love, yes to life, and yes to staying in and baking more