I did it! I survived another June. I know I took myself out of the picture for a while there, but I just wasn’t coping as well as I had hoped.
It’s officially July and as anticipated, life continues. I am redirecting some of my energy. Some of that energy is focused on me.
I know some won’t understand, but I had a few “signs” from my mom over the last couple of weeks. The signs misted my eyes but were still comforting and I was able to share a couple smiles with a friend here and there.
Over 15 years ago, my mother tricked me into telling her specific details of some cookware I saw on the HSN (Home Shopping Network). She used that information to purchase the set as a birthday gift. I still have all but 2 pans from the original set.
This past Sunday, I thought I was clicking on a cooking show, but it turned out to be cookware by Ming Tsai. He’s a chef that I really enjoy watching; when time allows. I had no idea he had a line of cookware. I watched the television like a toddler would as if their favorite Disney movie just started playing.
I have looking for some new frying pans. I was torn about ordering myself something new. This set wasn’t a necessity. Then I remember what my mom used to say, “Bills will always be there. You need to acknowledge what you need sometimes.” I did need new frying pans and I chose this particular set. Yes, there are cheaper sets available. However, I have learned, good equipment yields good results. I cook over 90% of our meals. Takeout isn’t the norm in our house.
I called to order. Hung up…I don’t need them. I redialed, hung up again and the third time I dialed, I placed the order. I chose to allow myself to be “ok” with my decision. I normally wouldn’t do something like that. I talk myself out of purchases out all the time. This particular purchase, two days after my mother’s angel-versary, seemed “right”. I was happy. The money will work itself out.
Now, I am anxiously awaiting my new set. The best part is, I got the set in this brilliant purple color. That’s right: purple! Had you been here, you’d have just heard my giddy joy of having cookware in my favorite color. Can’t wait to make some more amazing meals.
New cookware warrants new recipes, no?