Imagine my surprise when, after waking up Sunday morning thinking about the Mother’s Day church practice of wearing a white or a red rose, depending on whether one’s mom is alive or has passed, and then later that day following a facebook conversation that landed me on a tribute and photo of my mom — on the site of someone I did not know.
How strange, thought I. And who is this person who knows so much about my mom?
Turned out to be a long-lost relative. A relative I’d not seen or heard from or about in decades. A relative who’d not only changed his name, but had drastically changed his appearance as well.
There are no coincidences. So first the thought and then being led to the photo gives me something to ponder – or prepare for, not yet sure which.
On another note, my resolve to “never again” was tested today — and it was yet another situation with eggs.
The Community Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday morning. I always sign up to bring eggs and, in this case, I had two cartons of eggs from last week when I had to not use the “fresh” ones, run out and purchase “less fresh” eggs, so I was all set. Except, a notice was posted to the door this morning that, instead of “bringing” items to the Community Kitchen to be prepared by the organizers, all items are to be “precooked” or cooked in the community kitchen by the bringer or arrangements must be made to have someone cook for you.
Inasmuch as I am the world’s worse cook, no way was I going to attempt to fry or scramble eggs to be served to others, and finding someone to cook for me is way too much trouble. Since I’d already signed up, I toyed with the idea of checking Pinterest for a way to cook servable eggs — like muffin tin scrambled eggs, but remembering all the hours and energy expended on last week’s deviled eggs, and knowing I’d have to spend that much time and more testing out Pinterest ideas, I went down and crossed my name off the list of participants.
I feel somewhat that I’m letting the organizers down, and I hope someone else signs up for eggs but, actually, it was the organizers who changed the rules … two-days prior to the event, rather than at the time of sign-up.
On tap for the remainder of the week is …. nothing. I’ve got a free week to catch up on all the DVR taped TV shows and to walk off any Easter Holiday weight gain.