Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Beatin' the blues....

Everyone gets the blues. Mine usually come for no particular reason, but (yes) they still come. Maybe it was as subtle as the blues song I played repetitively during our African American Heritage museum today creeping it's way into my mojo. Either way I am seeking the comforts of my childhood days when a simple "I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain, I have confidence that spring will come again, besides what you see, I have confidence in meeee!" from Maria VonTrapp would ease my worries and pain.
I just finished a great book for all you "foodies" out there: "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl
and I just made a "Beat the Blues" concoction to ease my troubled mind: (Sorry, it will be hard to repeat if you have no Trader Joe's nearby)
1 scoop Trader Joe's all natural Mint Mocha
1/4 cup hot water
lots of ice
1 cup organic milk
1 small scoop peppermint ice cream

dissolve the mint mocha in the hot water
drown in ice
mix in milk
scoop the pretty pink and white stuff on top
sit in a quiet room with a candle lit and drink slowly, savoring each chocolate-mint induced sip

Some people like to sulk in their blues and think up dark creative thoughts. Me, I can't help but get over my blues as quickly as they come because I think of all the fun and indulging things I could do to beat the blues....
Let me know if anyone out there needs any ideas for beating your blues.

Here is a picture of some of my children in dress-up clothes today
If you can't figure it out (from left to right): MLKjr, George Washington Carver, and Rosa Parks