Growing up is a funny thing. One minute you are a carefree fairy, twirling in a pink tutu and click-clack shoes and the next, you are picking Universities, finding a house and buying small appliances. Where did the time go? You get to a point where you are expected to act like a grown-up, no more tantrums or crying over spilled milk…but you still feel like a child. This week I feel I have reached a crossroad in my life. I’ve started renting a flat, been to a job interview and bought a kettle. This butterfly is wiggling uncomfortably in her cocoon, terrified to leave but knows she can’t stay.
I took my gorgeous dopey dog for a walk around the lake this week. Now you should know something about Flash, he’s as adorable as a kitten sneezing but as unruly as a firecracker.
Anyway, mid-trek we came upon a wee chihuahua. Flash trotted over to have a good sniff and the tiny thing started snapping at him. My precious pup just stared at it blankly.
The thing’s owner saw me struggling to restrain my eager dog and piped up…”He’s quite a young one is he?”
I laughed politely and replied, “No actually he’s ten.”
In life there are times when it is best to keep your thoughts to yourself.
That being said…
Here’s what I was really thinking:
- Please get that miserable excuse for a dog away from me
- My dog could eat yours for breakfast
- And he’s currently weeing on yours. Good day sir.
If we said everything that came into our heads, imagine the chaos the world would be in.
Also, I had my annual trip to the dentist yesterday which is always good fun. In classic Megan style I managed to embarrass myself within 2 seconds of meeting the dentist.
He called out “Megan.” I stood up. He shook my hand. “Hi I’m Josh,” he said…and what did I say…”Hi, I’m Megan.”
Duh! He just said that genius.
To be fair, I was quite flustered because who likes spending an hour with someone else’s hands poking around their mouth. I did find it rather amusing that as he injected me with the numbing stuff, the song ‘Can’t feel my face’ was playing.
Unfortunately someone’s hands were in my mouth so I couldn’t laugh…
This recipe is adapted slightly from the Revive cafe cookbook n.o 2.
Aioli, zucchini super salad: – Serves 1
- 1 zucchini
- 2 cups lettuce (I used cos)
- 1/4 of an avocado
- 1/4 of a red capsicum
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- handful of roasted cashews
Aioli (makes plenty for leftovers):
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup luke-warm water
Chop the zucchini into slices and fry it in a little oil, until it is golden and slightly softened. Place all the aioli ingredients in a blender and blend till it forms a smooth mixture.
Place the chopped salad ingredients into a bowl, add the cooked zucchini and 3 tablespoons of aioli, mix well.
Serve with crushed cashews on top.
What I learnt this week:
“All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8 v 28
The trials and dark periods of our lives are no accident or waste of time. They build our character, create situations in which we meet special people and most importantly draw us closer to God.
It may feel like your world is crumbling underneath you, but have faith and know that the sun will rise tomorrow… and you will rise from this!