It’s been a while since I last wrote a post, not that I did not write…I am constantly writing in my head. It is the discipline of putting it on paper that I must work on.
I had bought the meat to make meatloaf last night and remembered I did not have a meatloaf pan. I went to the baking pan aisle and stood with the pan in my hand, one part of my head thinking “I need it” and the other one saying “you have other pans, just use one of those”.
After a few minutes I put the pan down. At another store today I went by the baking pans and noticed a meatloaf pan and remembered I still needed to come home and make the meatloaf.
Driving home I was listening to a new artist named Rodriguez. He was just re-introduced to us in a recently released documentary named Searching for Sugar Man.
In his song Like Janis he was saying “…and you measure your wealth by the things you can hold…” that was the battle going on in my head when I stood in the grocery store aisle wondering whether to buy the pan or not.
We have so much stuff…cake pans, muffin pans, cupcake pans, baking pans, pizza pans and meatloaf pans.
In moving from a four bedroom house to a one bedroom house this past spring I had allot of sorting to do. One of the pans I kept was the pan I use to make my favorite cake…carrot, zucchini, pineapple and walnut cake…I could not let go of that pan because to me it would be saying I was never going to make that cake again. I am not ready to say that.
I am ready to say that I can and will learn to live without some of the other pans. I used my cake pan to make the meatloaf…pretty, isn’t it?
It feels so good to write…till next time.