You know how, every now and then, a moment comes along when you say to yourself - "There. For this one little moment, I have it all together."
And you know it isn't going to last. You know it's not a true reflection of how life works. But for that one little moment - it's all under control.
I had the briefest of moments like that about a month ago. The moment hasn't repeated itself, but I gaze back fondly at it. My to-do list at work was somewhat realistic. The dustbunnies at my house had been beaten back to small villages under the couch. And I even had managed to ... wait for it ... prepare some tasty and nutritious food ahead of time. Meals were all wrapped up in the freezer, smug and self-satisfied, one of them even a previously untried recipe.
In fact, it was SUCH a lovely moment, that I thought I'd take one of those delightful little freezer meals and pass it along to someone else. Because when you have it all together, even for the briefest of moments, you feel like that moment should be shared.
So a month later, Spike and I pulled one of those perfect little meals out of the freezer. Because this week, we do NOT have it all together, and there is no sense that it will all COME back together in the next few weeks. So we heated up that little meal, and dished it out. Added some salt. Added some pepper. Added some hot sauce.
And finally looked at each other and said - "Does this taste ... BLAND?"
Yes. Yes it does. And the really lovely part of that is, that the little freezer meal I passed along was the same recipe. Bland and tasteless, although filling.
So much for my all-together moment. Back to crazy.