Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Where is the Meaning in the Flames

My Life is always showing me new things and keeping my heart a racing.  Perfect example was the other days when I really thought I could not do one more day I thought "SCREW THIS I AM MAKING POPCORN".  Yep, I think that Popcorn is my comfort food.  I have sat and on many occasions and just mindlessly nibbled through a big bowl of butter goodness when life just threw me way too many curve balls.  So on this particular night when I had been a crying puddle I thought this is a good time for Popcorn.

The act of making it is mindless - just get out the air popper, measure the corn, plug into the wall while getting the big glass bowl out.  Then melting the rich creamy butter while sprinkling some Sea Salt over the hot butter.  Yep, MINDLESS - I can do MINDLESS.

As I watched the small bowl of butter turning round and round in the microwave something just did not feel right.

I turned my head to the left and saw flames shooting in the air from the Popcorn Popper.  OH MY GOD - REALLY!!!!

Without a thought I took my left forearm and pushed the popper into the sink that still had water in it from doing the dishes.  As  I stood there watching the flames die in the water I screamed "REALLY  UNIVERSE - You are going to take my one little pleasure away".  Just then I grabbed a pot and lid and started making Popcorn the old fashioned way.  I stood there shaking that pot over the burner and could not believe how I was muttering away about the state of my life.  I was having a full on PITTY Party and huge mental breakdown.  The part I started laughing about was just two hours earlier as I wondered around my house trying to figure out what to take, what to sell and what to give away I had said "I am taking my popper because a gal has to have comfort food when life throws you nothing but problems" 

So, what does this all mean???  You can look at it as just bad luck....  You can look at it as the universe saying don't get caught in the small kernels...  Or as I look at it - When life burns your Popcorn Popper get out a pan and just keep shaking......  Don't let anything or anyone stop you from your goal... And last but not least - LIFE IS SO MUCH BETTER WITH BUTTER...

Keep Popping Folks

10 comments:

Monika said...

Amen... and frankly, my dear.. I like it 'better' not only with 'butter' but I like it the old fashioned way .... hmmmm, maybe time for me to make some popcorn...

rosemarybythegardengate said...

Yum Yum! Rod makes our popcorn the old fashioned way too. His secret to extra special yumminess? Bacon grease. Add about 2 TBSP of bacon grease when you are popping it. It goes throughout the popcorn and just adds the most delicious flavor!! Try it and then butter on top...to die for popcorn :)

monica said...

Thank God for butter and popcorn! I have a stove top popcorn pan and I love it.

Jo said...

keep bloggin Grace! We can't wait to hear about your adventures. By the way, I prefer my popcorn popped in coconut oil in a regular pan, add a little salt and you're good to go.

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks ladies - I do use the coconut oil and it gives a sweet taste to the popcorn. I have never tried the bacon grease but I only eat grass fed organic bacon and my farmer also went under so this gal has not had bacon for almost a year. If I ever find a source I will remember this - I hope I will. Pop On Ladies.

Anonymous said...

Huggies Grace, keep writing I see you doing all of this with the popcorn and I feel like hugging you <3 xoxo shary lou

Alee said...

Way to jump the hurdles, Grace! I love your determination. Keep on shakin!

Kristina said...

Amen Grace, keep on jumping.

Spinners End Farm said...

When the universe throws you for a loop flip em the bird and make popcorn any old way you can Grace.....you showed em!

FiberPunkin' said...

Way to go, Grace! Positive attitude always wins in the long run! Go get'em!!!