Sunday, September 4, 2011
Tomato Sandwich Thursday
Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday and my little entry for the letter "T!" Headmistresses Jenny Matlock, Off On My Tangent, assigns one letter of the alphabet each week. Our assignment is to write a story, poem, or other form of art using the letter of the week. Here is my assignment...just a little bit late!
Me: Hi Kate, how are you doing?
Kate: Fine, and you?
Me: Oh, I’m great! How about going out to lunch this Thursday?
Kate: Oh, I really don’t feel like going out. Why don’t you come here and we can have some soup and sandwiches?
Me: That sounds great! May I bring the soup?
Kate: No, don’t bother. I have a pantry full of soup. Just bring yourself and an empty stomach!
Me: Okay, I’ll see you about 11ish?
Kate: Sounds good, see you then!
I really didn’t want Kate to go to any trouble. When she has people over for a meal, she goes all out with sides and such, and then makes some totally yummy soup from scratch. When I make soup, I open the can and dump it into the saucepan. I also don’t like a lot of choices for a sandwich. Just give me tomato and cheese with a little mayo! I like to keep things simple.
Most of my life has become much simpler than it used to be. It’s just not worth it. All of the fuss and stress and having to remember EVERYTHING! Lordy! It seems I’m always forgetting something, but it all works out in the end. Life has been so enjoyable these last few years since I’ve made the change from “impressing others at all costs” to “if you don’t like it, make your own!” It took me a good 20 years to build up the nerve to say that to my kids! It worked, however, and now they eat what I make, or make their own!
I really like my life as it is now. Each day I make a short list of things I’d like to get done, and if I complete one item by dinner, it’s been a good day! I spent too much of my life trying to do it all, be it all, and show the world what a superwoman I was. Why in the world did I think that was important? I truly believe I did more damage than good by trying to appear how well I had it all together. Well, I never did have it all together, and it doesn’t bother me to admit it! I don’t look back on what “could have been”, just “how badly did I screw it up and can it be fixed without a therapist!”
I called Kate back and in my nicest and firmest voice, said to her, “Just make me a tomato sandwich on Thursday, okay?” Boy! Did that feel great to cross off my list!
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