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

4 comments:

Amy said...

The picture is just precious. Your recipe made me think of days at the little table at Mama Kay's dreaming up "secret recipes." What happy memories!

leigh said...

Ok. I'm inspired. I usually sit and try to figure out "why" I'm blue (and it's usually just hormonal) and just get deeper and deeper. NEXT TIME I will put on my Sound of Music record and dance with my kids and pull myself out of that pit! Yippee. I am determined to learn from your God-given gifts of joy and confidence. He can give them to me too if I ask.

love you,

Anonymous said...

Receipe sounds great, I have to try it! How I deal with blue? I just eat bunch chocolates and nuts!
Your kids are adorable!

Miss you both!
Chong-Ling

robyn said...

that looks delicious. great way to overcome the blues. i don't know why, but it's difficult for me to imagine what Laurie feeling blue would look like because you have such a sunny disposition. But I know we all get down sometimes.

I beat the blues by exercising, cleaning my house, organizing my life, washing my car, looking at magazines, getting fresh air, reading to the boys, having some chocolate, having a cup of coffee. Also, and I know this may sound vain, but if I shower and put make-up on and a cute outfit, I will surely feel better or if it's evening I do spa-like treatments, like a face mask and a foot scrub. and then some really comfy p.j.'s and a good book.

xoxoxo
r