100 daily posts.
As I saw this milestone approaching, I have to admit I thought, well 100–that would be a nice place to stop. And I don’t know if any of you noticed, but when I published yesterday’s post, it went out as “poetry: 99/100.” It was about five minutes before I realized what I’d done, and I had to laugh.
But too many good things are coming from this practice for me to stop now. I’m more articulate, not only in life but also on the page. And not only this page but also with my fiction. I feel good about things. I’ve gotten to know many of you. This blog feels alive. And both in Minneapolis and in Boulder, people came up to me to say, aren’t you the one doing the truth thing?
While it’s true that I don’t enjoy cooking anymore, I did last night. My husband had a tooth pulled, and he requested tapioca pudding–something I haven’t made in a long, long time. In fact, the box of tapioca read best used before Nov 2013. Then I couldn’t find the hand-mixer–I had no idea when I’d last used it.
But in the corner of the kitchen counter sat my grandmother’s Sunbeam Mixmaster. I’d had it since she died twenty years ago. Maybe I’d used it, but I wasn’t sure. I’d already found the beaters looking for the hand-mixer. So I washed the bowl and then plugged it in. Worked like a charm, as my grandmother would say.
A Sunbeam Mixmaster–connecting me to my grandmother and to my husband.
Keep going! You’re my inspiration! And… I LOVE that mixer. It has real class.
Thank you, Anne!
Of course your grandmother’s mixer still works. Now if you had bought one 5 years ago, it would NOT! Things used to be made to last!!
Ha, you may be on to something, Chris. It was fun to run into you and catch up a bit.
…and the pudding is excellent!
I’m so glad : )
Congrats! on Your First 100 Days!!! from saudi with love xxx
Thank you, Helena! Same to you : )
‘Lead on MacDuff’ !!!
Have you read that Anne Lamott post going around the web? It started out on her Facebook page and I saw it on an alcoholism website, linked from Salon: http://www.salon.com/2015/04/10/anne_lamott_shares_all_that_she_knows_everyone_is_screwed_up_broken_clingy_and_scared/
Anne Lamott is sharing “all that she knows” and there are only 13 things! They’re really great, though.
Kirie, apologies for my late response, but I have a good excuse–I’ve been writing! I did read the Anne Lamott piece when she shared it on FB, thinking some journal should pick it up so I’m glad one did. It’s so great–thanks for including the link here.
Yay for 100, Yay for your grandmother’s mixer AND tapioca pudding 😀 This says SO much about the quality of things made years ago 🙂 And that mixer looks new!
Yes, Donna! Thanks for your comment.