Life is a Crock…Pot…That is…

This morning…I rolled out…dark and early…so I would have plenty of time…to get all dolled up…for…picture day at school…and…still cook dinner…

I love the fact…that I can literally cook dinner…in the comfort of my pajamas…using none other than my trusty slow cooker…AKA…Crock Pot…so this morning…I started what will be a barbequed roast…when I get home this afternoon…then…all I will have to do…is cook a couple of veggies…and voila…dinner is born…

Bertha…decided to get her two cents worth in…as I cooked…saying…that this meal…the roast…and veggies…reminded her of my life…

Huh…maybe I wasn’t hearing clearly so early in the morning…but…how could a pot roast remind her of my life…

Of course she was eager to explain…reminding me…that some things in life…are better…when…I allow them…to cook slowly…like the roast…let them develop over time…don’t rush them…and…some things…like the veggies…are better…when…I cook them quickly…just jump in…and…get ‘em done…

She went on to chide me…for…wanting to rush things…for wanting everything…now…she said…it’s like mashed potatoes…I might like the convenience of instant…but I sure don’t like the results…

Hmmm…I guess…I’m slowing down today…letting things happen at their own pace…and…maybe…peeling a few potatoes to go with that roast…

Jane

PS…I’m sure we’ll talk more about…speeding up…in the near future…she wouldn’t let me off that easily…

Finding My Pace…

I was talking to my daughter yesterday…and…the conversation drifted to her training for an upcoming half marathon…she’d been on a run the evening before with a group…and another one that morning…her mile per minute times for the two runs was fairly different…even though the morning run was longer…her times were better…

The interesting thing about this…is that…she attributed the slower pace on the shorter run…to starting out pacing with a faster runner…then…beginning to cramp…having to walk…and…then…having difficulty finding her natural pace again…the second day…she started and finished…following her natural pace…

This reminded me of something…Mama…has always said…start out…like…you can hold out…now…although…this is excellent advice for athletes…Mama…like Bertha…was relating it to my life…

Her advice…was given for relationships…you know…that honeymoon period…when you want to do everything for your…honey…spend every waking minute with him…wait on him hand and foot…do you really want to do that for the rest of your life…because…that’s what he’s gonna expect…

I should have listened to her…instead…I fell down that well more than a few times…but…I digress…

Really…it applies to everything…from volunteering…to parenting…to the workplace…to socializing…to spending money…to helping children…to dieting…and…I guess…even to social media…writing…marketing…

There really isn’t anything…that I can think of…that it doesn’t apply to…

Bertha…loves to be in the company of…Mama…when it comes to imparting…wisdom…and…telling me how to live my life…in fact…I can already…tell…that she is planning how to use that phrase…in an upcoming story…

Hmmm…I wonder what she’ll have me over doing…just to prove her point…geez…

Jane