Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled EggsI have been sleeping like shit lately. Last night I woke up and remembered a part of a movie that I don’t remember the name to… Someone told the girl to figure out what kind of eggs she likes. Scrambled? Sunny Side up? Over Easy? and she went into the kitchen made all the different types of eggs and figured out what one she liked the best. This decision was hers to make, not her boyfriends, not her mothers, but hers.

I fell back asleep and woke up again with a quote stuck in my head that  I saw earlier on the previous day. “People are people, and sometimes we change our minds.” This seems like it was plastered in neon and lighting up my bedroom wall.

I can change my mind. I can loooove scrambled eggs for 20 years, start my own scrambled egg cooking class, teach future generations how to create the perfect scrambled egg and then one morning wake up and decide I don’t like eggs at all. I stop everything that I created for 20 years because I changed my mind. This sounds powerful and it truly is, but what about all those people that I connected with while I loved scrambled eggs? I had made amazing friendships and history with these people. What happens when I don’t like eggs anymore? Some of these people back away and watch for a while to see if they want a friend who doesn’t like eggs, some are hurt and walk away, some come forward and tell me they don’t like eggs either and some stick around because eggs never mattered in the first place.

I never liked when people changed their minds. It rocked my world. I had opinions and statements and sarcasm. I took it as a personal attack against myself. How dare you? This has been one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn. That you can change, and its ok. That I can change, and its ok. I can change something that I loved 2 days ago and hate it today. I don’t have to worry about what people think of me and my decisions. If I know I am following Gods will for my life, I can never go wrong. That doesn’t mean I am going to floating around in this pink cloud. It means that I will be hurt by people and their opinions. I will grieve the loss of the ones who walk away. I can love them unconditionally. I will cry and feel the closing of a season. I also will open my eyes to the new possibilities. I will wait for the new people God will bring into my life to walk beside me, teach me and I will give my time to recreate these friendships over and over.

You find God in the people who are always changing. They are challenging you to look at yourself and find Gods will in your life. They are your teachers and the ones God has placed in your care. Love them.

As for the egg decision… the jury is still out.

Menu Plan Monday

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Hi Hippies!
By golly, its summertime and things slowed down long enough today to

1. Make a menu plan
2. Enjoy researching recipes for said menu plan
3. Get online to post the menu plan to all of you

That being said I have been in the on-going process of becoming Vegan. This is one of those things that I always thought I would do and never actually took the steps to even get started. Here I am in the midst of Vegan cookbooks, soaking all sorts of nuts,  and cooking things with weird names that taste pretty darn good. Awwww…it makes me happy.

Monday: Brought to you by this video that the creatures have been singing for the last week. NUGGET IN A BISCUIT!!  Chicken Nuggets (Gardein chicken tenders, Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, BBQ Sauce
Tuesday: Spaghetti, Peasant Bread
Wednesday: Smoky Corn Chowder, Leftover Peasent Bread, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic aioli
Thursday: Steak, Grilled Asparagus, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms (for me)
Friday: Make Your Own Pizzas on the BBQ
Saturday: Seitan Fajitas, fresh guac/salsa
Sunday: Leftovers!

For more menu ideas visit this junkie.