April 21, 2016

princess reality check

Every so often, while I'm doing some menial task like cooking, cleaning, or filing my taxes, my mind wanders into deep, prophetic issues. They usually involve me taking stock of my life and assessing who I am and what my values encompass.

Here are a couple of lists I made recently while making avocado macaroni and cheese. (It was delicious and you should definitely try it. Here's the recipe.)

Ways I Am Like a Disney Princess
  1. I tend to sing while I cook and clean.
  2. I have also been known to break out into spontaneous dance.
  3. I am always up for running through a meadow with my arms open wide. (But not too fast. More of a nice, elegant prance than a straight-out run.)
  4. I frequently wish upon stars. (Okay, not princess-related, strictly speaking, but it's within the family of thought.)
  5. I am a sucker for a guy with a great smile, who also loves dogs.
  6. I listen with my heart. (But I also overthink everything to death.)
  7. I believe a dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep. (Except for the ones where I'm falling or I'm losing my teeth. Those don't count.)
  8. I want to be a cat. (Everybody does.)
  9. I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.
  10. I want more.

Ways I Am NOT Like a Disney Princess
  1. I can't bring myself to befriend vermin, nor am I comfortable with said vermin being in my house.
  2. I also don't make a regular practice of baring my soul to any of the following: mice, birds, crickets, fish, crabs, raccoons or dragons.
  3. I'm not a renowned beauty.
  4. My hair doesn't look fabulous when I get out of bed. (But it does have volume.)
  5. I would never share my plate of spaghetti with a date.
  6. I have never been known to turn down a meal, even if I'm not particularly fond of the company.
  7. I don't have a waist a man could span with both of his hands. (You read the last two points, right?)
  8. I have two living parents; neither are wicked.
  9. I don't think it's cute to be woken up with a kiss. (Just ask my cat.)
  10. I'm not waiting for a prince to rescue me. (But I will gladly makeout with one.)

And for good measure, here's a photo of that avocado macaroni and cheese. It was just green enough to be fun, but not so green I felt like I was being healthy.

Note: I subbed Greek yogurt and mozzarella for the milk and cheese. Plus I skipped the lime juice and cilantro. I was working within my fridge and pantry.

(Another quick note, this post was written and scheduled before I fled for a week in France. In all likelihood, I do not have an Internet connection, so I may not be able to see any comments you leave. And now I've revealed another flaw of mine: I'm incredibly vain as evidenced by my assuming anyone is going to read this post let alone leave a comment. Excusez-moi, si voix plait!)

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