With all of the foodie blogs out there, sometimes I get full just looking at the internet. With deliciousness in mind this week, I thought I'd suggest something a little different. The prompt is: recipe. Do with it what you will!
My Scattered Mind
(results and ingredients will vary. This is a good, basic recipe)
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients.
1 - redheaded boy with a social skill problem
1 - 11 year old girl with braces, zits, hormones and low blood sugar
1 - 9 year old boy with the attention span of a fly
1 - tired husband, who is no longer afforded the luxury of overtime, unless authorized
3 - churches: one for the family; one for the daughter; one for the boys
5 - personalities
1 1/2 bible studies: one you could only attend in the fall; one you can attend regularly
2 - semesters of college; more if needed
5 gallons/yards/gross of music, homework and chores
a dash of dreams
a pinch of crabbiness, PTA, anxiety
Preheat the summer air in Chicago to 90 to 100 degrees F. Add moisture, if the atmosphere is not saturated already.
Add first four ingredients and let them go. Either tread carefully around them or step out of their way.
Stir in churches, personalities. Simmer gently. Carefully add Bible studies and then college. If you reverse the order, the husband will fly off the handle and you will have a mess on your hands.
Transfer into the music. Stir often so that practicing, chores and homework do not get mushy or stick together.
Add the dreams, along with the crabbiness, PTA and anxiety. Be careful that you don't add too much PTA because it can overwhelm the recipe.
Sprinkle with guilt liberally; in this recipe, there is never enough.
It is easy to walk away from this recipe because it takes a long time until it is done. In fact, it takes a lifetime. While you are stirring, add imagination, love, hope and faith; without them, the stirring is useless and your results will be ruined.
Best served on a cold November day with hot chocolate, blankets and the Three Stooges on Saturday night.
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