Monday, September 13, 2010

Tyranny of the Mundane but Necessary

This low iodine diet (LID) has me cooking the most now that I'm feeling the worst. Since I've been back to work, cooking hasn't been high on my list of fun things to do, so I opt for quick and easy most of the time. But the LID requires endless vegetable chopping, fruit slicing, fresh meat preparing. I don't want to get out of bed most days, so I certainly don't feel like chopping, slicing and preparing!
Enter the blessing. She is beautiful. Five feet tall, curly dark hair, a smile that comes from her heart and takes over her face when it comes. She said, "I've decided on what one of my chores can be. I will chop up all your vegetables." Unasked for, unexpected. So the tears blur her profile and I nod. She wrinkles her nose, shakes her head and goes back to her TV show.
I know I'm going to get through this...


  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Ann! You are a blessing! As is Lizzie! And I'm so glad you are writing. I was going to suggest it, but didn't want to be bossy. You probably have lots of people making suggestions! Your writing touched my heart!

  2. Thanks Laura, I appreciate your comments. I love to write, and blogging has been a bit cathartic for me. I do have a lot of well-meaning suggestion givers, and for the most part I don't mind them. Feel free to post here any time. Miss you!! Thanks for the encouragement.