Wednesday, March 05, 2008
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