i think i’ve shared with ya’ll
my inadequacies when it comes to executing a meal plan.
i’m compulsive & organized
but planning ahead for my weekly menu
just never seems to make it to the top of my list.
truth be told,
i pat myself on the back for preparing hot meals for my family all week.
however, eating out is my love language after all,
as is my love for chips, salsa & cheese dip
so on the weekends we hit the road & eat at some of our favorite
local atlanta spots.
while i cook all week
( she says while wiping her brow as if just the thought of that conjures up memories of
slaving over the hot stove for days)
i don’t actually plan what i cook all week
because of my lack of a plan
i usually end up at the grocery store multiple times.
that would drive you crazy wouldn’t it?
i’ll probably lose a few readers after that confession…
actually in true ADD form
that reminds me that i must tell you
i do mean everyone
in my home
(might have something to do with my passion for cheese dip & pizza)
has lost weight.
& is looking good!
we’re all trying to make better choices so my dinners are usually light
grilled fish or chicken
& a starch
but smaller portions & lighter fare.
( i felt i needed to tell you that just because i don’t plan in advance
doesn’t mean when i do cook, i make poor choices)
so the other day i already cruised through publix to pick up my items
necessary for one of edie’s claims to fame, mexican hotdish
when after running errands , running & needing to get home to do a zillion other things
i remembered that i needed one. more. crucial. ingredient.
i was so flustered with my “let’s go to the grocery store every single day”-ness.
i drove to kroger (my publix folks would not see me twice. mkay?)
i thought to myself
“i must get a grip on this”
” i could add hours to my week if i could get my act together”
i stormed in there, all mad at myself
when lo & behold
the flower lady was putting a buggy together of marked down flowers.
i’m certain i heard the angels singing a hallelujah chorus
when i saw lavender roses….
for FOUR NINETYNINE.
last week they were $14.99.
i love photographing florals this time of year
& really love photographing lavender roses
but i didn’t want to pony up the fifteen bucks.
in the midst of my grumpiness stood that same dozen
for a fraction of the price
still in all their glory.
i know i smiled. i’m sure the ladies beside me at said bargain flower buggy
might have even heard me make an audible gasp.
i placed my bargain gorgeous lavender roses in my minibuggy
and completely changed my disposition.
i honestly felt my $5 glorious flower score
was like the Lord was telling me…
“i know you are a meal plan failure, paige
but i love you
& i love that you love that i created beautiful flowers
especially the purple ones
& i know you’ll return home to photograph
approximately 147 images of the purple flowers i created
you’ll bake your mexican hotdish
you’ll probably be back at publix tomorrow…
but i love you
& i love to give you your hearts desire
especially on sale”
“you took our sin
you bore our shame
you rose to life
you defeated the grave.
a love like this
the world has never known”