Some time ago I noticed every time I prepared pork chops for supper it was on a Tuesday. Without even knowing it I’d fallen into a rut. My family was one of those families that had a specific meal for a specific day of the week — we had a “Pork Chop Tuesday.”

It wasn’t by design, that’s just how it happened.

My design was different. My design was to prepare any number of the wonderful looking recipes I have in my volumes of recipe books. My plan was to work on the wonderful crafts I admired in my craft magazines. My vision was to have a home filled with original decorations and the aromas of a new culinary delight every night. There just wasn’t enough time.

Life got in the way. Instead of spending my time working on my vision, I spent it just trying to “get supper out of the way” so we could make it to the next thing on our schedule. And that’s when it occurred to me. My life wasn’t getting in my way, my life was happening around me. The things we call “ruts” today will be the things we call “precious memories” tomorrow.

We shouldn’t try to get the events in our lives “out of the way” for something else — we should enjoy the events in our lives. Embrace them. Oh, we can still throw in the occasional “special” meal, craft or event just to shake things up from time to time. After all, as the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life.

However, we should savor our Pork Chop Tuesdays.

In the Beginning…

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