I could not get going today. Just couldn't find any motivation. I usually get the girls to school, go work out, work at the gallery for a bit, come home and work here, do a little cleaning, drink a little coffee (a lot of coffee) and then grab the gals from school for some down time at home.
During the 6 hours they are at school, I'm a machine. I'm all over the place and I am super productive, sister!
Not today. I was a little down, a little under the weather, a little cranky.
I worked in my studio all day yesterday and couldn't bear to go back in there so I decided to get some errands run. I ran to staples, dropped stuff off at the gallery and fixed 2 broken doors (with my handy dandy power tools!) and then browsed the aisles at Whole Foods. I'm a nerd. I love that place. I just LOVE finding good food.
Oh! I also got my new iphone 6 activated.
People. It's glorious.
But, I digress.
Then it was time to grab the girls at school. Sigh.......free time is over. Gotta occupy them. Gotta get homework done. Gotta make snacks and dinner.
Before, when I was at Whole Foods, I found out that a grain called Sorgum could be popped like popcorn. So, I bought some and figured I'd give it a go. I didn't have high hopes. Mostly because I still felt down and cranky and was really just doing this to pass the time.
Then, something unexpected. Apparently, you have to have a lid on your pot to contain whatever is popping inside of it!! Molly, my sweet little corn-allergic, lactose intolerant child came to see what was popping all over the kitchen. Those little kernals were flying everywhere!!
Noone knew where the lid was so we just watched in disbelief and started dying laughing. Apparently, this stuff really does pop! And it's so stinking cute. It looks like barbie doll popcorn. You want to pet it.
But!!! People......this was success. We finally found the pot lid and both girls sat and watched that sorgum pop with super excitement. I added some ghee and salt and it was glorious. Crunchy.....but glorious. The girls then talked me into making 3 batches of it. And they downed it. I finally had to cut them off.
Molly stopped me in my tracks. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to see her so excited about popped sorgum!
So seeing her laugh and get so excited watching the sorgum pop and then downing 3 bowls of it? That was pure heaven. It was the highlight of my week. My month. It turned my whole day around.
A simple thing. Sometimes it's just one little thing that turns an entire day around. And sweet Molly did that for me today. Molly and a whole potload of popped sorgum all over my floors and counters and even a little on the walls.
Oh.....and fresh off my popped sorgum success, I tried my hand at grinding my own buckwheat and making porridge. Yummo, right?? Well......if you stuck a fork in it, you could pick up the whole pot. Tasted like puke.
There truly is something to be said for stopping when you are ahead.