Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and what you do. At the heart of being; at the heart of the present; at the heart of everything – in the great current of life, of reality.
Andre Comte-Sponville

Thursday, January 27, 2011

**Messy Recipes**

Brenna loves to make up her own recipes, and then she likes to bake them, and then she likes for me to taste them, and I do, with a smile, because that's what mamas do.:) She asks the question, at least, once a week - Mama, can I make up my own recipe? And I always answer with a - Sure, Baby - just be sure to clean up your mess. Below is her version of cleaning up the mess.

But I don't mind, at all. I love that she enjoys trying to create her own recipes - it makes her happy, and that makes me happy, so the mess doesn't matter. And her recipes are starting to taste better! Last week, when I was taste testing, I didn't really even have to fake the smile. She made cookies, and they tasted pretty darn good!


  1. You are a much better mom than me :-)

  2. Ha! That's so not true! If we didn't have a dishwasher I probably wouldn't be so nice about the messes!:)

  3. Actress, singer, pianist and now baker. That's my talented granddaughter.