Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Appreciating the Little Things

Ok, this is kind of a strange thing to post about, but I am trying foster contentment in my own heart. Here is some snack mix I made today using the Cheerios I got on sale a few weeks back.



Iain and I had some with our lunch and it is pretty good.

If you fancy trying your hand at it, here is the recipe:

Cheerios
Pretzels
Peanuts
Sunflower seeds
Season salt to taste
2 tbsps olive oil

Mix the dry ingredients together, then drizzle with oil and sprinkle on the seasoning. Mix well. Put in a single layer on a baking tray and bake at 275 for 10 minutes. (My house smelled like warm nuts afterwards!) Allow to cool and then store in airtight containers.

I get so bogged down by the things I don't do that I forget to be thankful for what I can do. For instance, I wanted to plant my daffodil bulbs in our flower bed today, so I cleared the weeds and started to dig. I got about 3 inches into the soil before hitting the plastic tarp the apartment people put down to suppress weeds. Not nearly deep enough for my bulbs. So, instead of being frustrated about that, I'm going to be thankful that I cleared away the unsightly weeds. Does anybody know if you can grow bulbs in containers?

So today I am trying to be diligent and to celebrate what I do accomplish. Because constantly feeling like a failure gets awfully darn old.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Definitely possible to grow bulbs in containers :)
S xxxx

macmahon7 said...

the snack mix looks delish--hope you're feeling better!
love,
Val

Richard said...

Apparently you can grow daffodils in one and two gallon pots. This is the reference:

http://www.daffodilusa.org/daffodils/
potgrowing.html

There is a Daffodil Society.

Jenni said...

It's so easy to feel the weight of the things we can't do, but I'm glad you're celebrating the things you can. I'm rejoicing this week that I'm able to pick up my son after battling a back problem last week - simple but meaningful pleasures!