Cooking. Did you know that "cook" is a four-letter word? Yep. It's definitely one of those four-letter words. What happened to me? I used to love to cook and to bake. Baking went the way of the dodos when I decided to lose weight. I can't bake and not eat the goodies.That's like living and having to breathe. Cooking should be different. We have to cook to eat even if we're watching what we eat. When I'm rested, I enjoy cooking. It can be very creative or like mixing chemicals for a science experiment. When I'm beat or stressed, like I am most days after a long day at the day job, the last thing I want to do is slave over a stove and wash dishes. Lately, I've been working 11 hour days at the day job, so I'm even more exhausted than usual. Yet, I still love to collect recipes and fully intend to cook again - maybe when I retire, or at least when the day job isn't so stressful. Or when the daughters are also working. As long as they are home full time and I'm working two jobs, one outside the home 40+ hours weekly, I think they should do the cooking. For now, when I'm tired, as far as I'm concerned, "cook" is a four-letter word.