How popular was yesterday’s post?
(I know, clever opening)
But seriously, it amazes me how people come together to share grievances. I suppose it makes us feel a little normal know we aren’t the only ones who flip out over slow walkers, bad drivers, long-winded storytellers, and sourdough.
In this day and age, we have smart phones (for the record, I DONT have a smart phone at all, its a developmentally disabled phone and all it does is call people) and ipads that do stuff for us in an instant. Its no surprise how impatient kids these days are! When I was a kid and I wanted to watch a new movie at home, I had to drive to the video store, rewind the VHS tape (remember those???) and watch. Now, all you do is log into your netflix account and within seconds, you have your movie on your laptop. How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Anyhow, I thought I’d give you a short list of things I’m willing to be patient for:
-Recovery: This took me a long ass time to realize. But I’m willing to be patient with it. People who gain or lose weight overnight are probably doing something harmful or it won’t last. And I’m not expecting to love my body one day and not give a shit about how much I moved or how long I sat on my ass. But if I look at the big picture, I see positive changes throughout big chunks of time. Its kind of like having your hair grow out; you dont see the difference overnight, but after a good chunk of time passes, you realize “wow, my hair is long dude!”. Anyhow, I’ll be patient with this, its worth it.
-Older people: Well, at least the ones that aren’t too bitter. They are wiser and are often worth listening too. I can get impatient with my grandmother because she particularly bitter, but I find that if I am patient with her sometimes, its worth it. You don’t have to share a prune juice with them, just listen, and be patient.
–Pickles: Nothing beats homemade pickles. The stuff from the jar is alright, but if you ask me, homemade pickles are totally worth the wait. That is, if you spice them right.
-Mail: I think the fact that mail takes time makes me appreciate it more. I heard that in the future, mail will be extinct and I truly hope that doesn’t happen. I’ll bake my mailman a million cookies if I have to! But seriously, my bloggie friends have sent me so much mail, and I’m so appreciative for every single one!
What are you willing to wait for?
Tuesdays are busy, hence I don’t really have the time or energy to download a whole recipe. But I go to the farmer market of Wednesdays for my clients. Feel free to share your ideas on what I should do with my newly purchased produce! If your idea impresses me, I will make it and post about it (dont worry, I’ll give credit 😉 )