But not the kind of bi-polar you're thinking (for King of The Hill fans, I love Kahn's crazy manic-depressive episodes).
Half the time I want to control it all, no surprises, just a tight grip. The other half I want to be that Zen master, mentally floating down the stream of life and enjoying the ride.
The Buddha taught you can't control anything. He was probably right. No, I know he was right, and this crazy year is just smacking me up and down with opportunities galore to let the f*#! go.
So I bought a $500 blender. Because -- when your husband is laid off, and you have no clue what the future holds -- that makes sense, right? In my defense, this is no ordinary blender.
It's a VitaMix. I know the Buddha didn't mean that we should buy expensive blenders in order to resist the temptation to attempt control... but he'd really like my homemade almond butter.
And my homemade whole-grain crackers with hummus...
Because I started out with these soft white wheat berries...
And the VitaMix made this flour. Yes. The blender ground the flour. It's soft enough to make a cake with, but I made these:
Then, I cooked up some dried garbanzo beans, drained them, and I threw them in the VitaMix with some lemon, garlic, and -- wait for it -- sesame seeds. Where's the tahini, you're asking. No, the VitaMix MAKES it for you while you're grinding up the hummus.
We ate this for dinner:
Yummy, creamy hummus. No cans, all whole grain. It's even tastier than it looks.
And then we adopted Dobby. Because that makes sense, right?!
Yes, we did. He is ours. Well, not yet. He will be once the paperwork is completed with the shelter, but I already let the shelter know. Cute n evil wins every time.
For those keeping track, we bought a car, went to Arizona, Shanti was laid off, we bought a $500 blender, and then we adopted another dog.
Perfectly reasonable. I swear we'll look at the garden next time I blog. I swear.
Unless we buy a boat. Or a Cessna. Or do something else rash. Or we just get rashes.