When I was a teen and I wanted to do something and my parents would say no and I would say “But . . everyone else gets to do it!” My parents, without fail, 100% of the time responded “If everyone else jumps off the bridge, are you going to do it?” This is the bridge that runs through my hometown.
So, my answer was always NO! I didn’t have to stop and ponder my decision. Back then, I would drive across that bridge. Now, I will not even ride across it as a passenger.
But, these days, if my friends did anything crazy except for jumping off a bridge, I’d probably do it. I seem to follow knitting friends, cooking friends, gardening friends . . down every rabbit hole they share with me.
This morning I knew I was going to make chili. Then I got on Facebook and shared my chili preparations with my sister who had reminded me how good the recipe is, and with my preacher friend who wrote the cookbook and included the recipe. Then . . it’s all their fault . . I made a cake.
OK . . give in I did. I had all the ingredients here so I figured that was a sign I should make it.
Two sticks of butter. Two 8 oz. containers of cream cheese. Other than that . . it’s not too bad. Pineapple is healthy. Egg whites are healthier than whole eggs.
My friends really do shove me down those rabbit holes. I know . . I could say no and since I’m so big on personal responsibility, I have to stop blaming others for my choices but I’ll save that for another day. Today, everything is Steve and my sister’s fault!
By the way, I’m not listening to the advice to make it one day and eat it the next. There will be some for tomorrow but tonight, we are having cake!