Pull it together…

So I had planned on writing some great post and that didn’t happen. Instead I went to work on a project for Tablespoon but clearly didn’t not think things through because I needed to open a jar of jam. Which sounds harmless enough except that it’s like THE number one thing I can’t do with my hand and I learned I have not mastered opening with the left hand.

So for 40 minutes I attempted to open a jar (don’t worry MDP is already going an buying me an opener) and even though I finally got it open when I went to get the loaf pans and they weren’t there I just sort of sunk to the kitchen floor and bawled my eyes out (the loaf pans were not there because MDP was being a helper and washed them and put them away…just not where they go. :) I’m sure some of you can relate to that).

The dog came and licked me and gave me the “hey crazy crying lady you are going to give me a snack later for being nice right?” And with that I heard my mother’s voice in my head saying what she always used to say when we were having a bad day…Pull It Together. While some may argue not exactly nurturing it always did the trick. And today it did the trick as well. I got up, gave the dog a treat, and went back to making loaf cake…pain and all.

I’m not looking for a pity party I’m just being me as usual and sharing my life (because that is what I do on this blog) and well…this is my life right not. But know there are great parts to my life as well. Like making MDP watch The Vow (which secretly he liked or he would have gone to bed) and going on and on about what woman turns down Channing Tatum. Bahahaha. He’s right but it’s just funny coming from him.

Now to the important stuff… the winner of the cheese! Natasha P. and your answer of “Cheddar” wins herself a can of Cougar Gold Cheese. Natasha I’ll be contacting you for your address so that you can get some cheese! So congrats to you Natasha!

And speaking of cheese I made this cheddar spread (with bacon) for Super Bowl and oh my that was some darn good cheese spread. This is one of those that taste even better the next day! Oh so yummy


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  1. Such a cute dog…love that picture! The cheese spread looks totally delicious. :)

  2. CCS looks adorable! Well she always looks adorable, but still. For some reason when I saw the pictures, I thought crab dip. I don’t know why, but this cheese spread looks like something my mom would love for her mid-afternoon cracker break :)

  3. I can totally relate to your jar opening meltdown. After jamming my thumb I learned how difficult it is to open a jar with your opposite hand. Please do yourself a favor and don’t even attempt a can without a tab. It is physically impossible to operate a regular (righthanded) can opener with your left hand.

  4. Argh, that sucks. Here’s wishing you healing and I’m gonna have to take all that spread and eat it for you!

  5. I’ve had a pretty stressful week and knowing my man isn’t the only one who tries to be helpful and puts things away in the wrong place causing me great stress looking for it, oddly makes me feel good! : ) And then the comment “what woman turns down Channing Tatum” has me laughing out loud! Thanks Peabody!

  6. How about Dad’s famous saying ” You have to have the bad days, so you can recognize when you’re having a good one.” If you don’t have the comparison how are you to know the difference.

  7. Oh dad you have been quoted quite a few times on here….http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2007/04/30/losing-my-marbles/

  8. I have bad arthritis so I can totally empathize on the jar thing. :-/

    I’m not a dog person normally, but I swear, I want to cuddle your puppy silly!

    Mmmmmm…baconnnnnn (and cheese).

  9. Your crazy crying paragraph made me think of a line from the song Mama’s Broken Heart, “..run and hide your crazy and start acting like a lady.”



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