When I make lemonade, I open a packet of Crystal Light and dump it into freshly prepared cold water.
I shy away from making lemonade from scratch because a) it will make a mess and b) it requires extra steps for those who dislike pulp (which I do).
Luckily, I am much more willing to make dinners from scratch.
I am also more willing to think about and write a new post, rather than recycle some of my greats. Even when I am tired and have a kitchen to clean, I find time to write.
I even find time to read your blogs and comment (at least most of the time).
Perhaps this is the real reason why I do not make homemade lemonade. I do not plan ahead. I blog and blog and blog and, before I know it, it is almost dinnertime. This is why I have a plethora of easy and fast meals that I make regularly.
And now, I would like to confess something: I waste far too much time on the internet each day.
What a surprise. I am sure each of you is shocked into disbelief.
Ambrosia wastes time? And, on the internet?
Yes, I do.
This leads to my second confession: my dinners are not really made from scratch. They are pseudo-home made. I usually buy pre-shredded cheese, pre-made tortellinis, and pre-made salad mixes. But, I do spend time sauteeing the veggies, cutting up more veggies, and spicing up whatever dish I am making. Heck, I rarely follow a recipe anymore! (They are all stored in my noggin.)
Now I have admitted that I am a liar, that I am lazy, and that I waste my time on the internet. How much worse can it get?
Since I have already admitted that I lie, this award should not have pricked my conscience. It did. It indicates a woman who does not tell falsehoods, slack off from housework, or frivolously waste time. So not me. Sure I have plenty of attitude, but gratitude? This is a continuing process.
I think I was awarded this to remind me of what I can be–grateful.
I happen to know some wonderful ladies that deserve this special award. I am sure these ladies neither lie or fritter away their precious time. They probably even make their own salads. I know. I think they are absolutely amazing as well.
Without further ado, I pass this fantastic award to:
Charlotte. She is the mother of 6 kids. I know she never squanders her time on the internet. I have also heard that she keeps her house in tip top shape. For real, though, this lady writes about her daily life with delightful wit! She doesn’t hide how hard rearing 6 children can be. She also doesn’t hide how grateful she is for each of her children.
Yvonne. This lady has recently sent her last kid off to college. So, if she does waste time (which I am sure she doesn’t), she has an excuse because she has no children to ignore. In honesty, Yvonne helped me through a difficult time with her positive and encouraging remarks. I love reading her blog.
Linda. A busy mother of a teenage son (aka Barmitzvahzilla) and pre-teen daugther. Her children are too busy lying and being lazy for Linda to even compete. In the throes of teenagehood, she shows an excellent amount of humor (attitude) and thankfulness.
Mombabe: Her name says it all. Attitude? Check. Gratitude? Read her insightful posts and find out.
Motherboard: She writes “bucket fillers” to remind me of how I can be better. How could this lady be in my ranks? I salute her positivity in the midst of motherhood.
The rules for accepting this award are slightly ambiguous. You can pass it on to ten (or more or less) people who you feel exhibit Attitude and Gratitude.
Ladies, you truly are an inspiration to me.