We had frozen pizza for dinner last night.
It wasn’t that I couldn’t have cooked something better. My work was done by 5:30pm, and we didn’t have anywhere to be in the evening. I wasn’t particularly tired, and the kids weren’t being all that bad.
Yet, I wasn’t feeling it.
It’s too bad because I have been on quite a roll with dinner lately. The night before last, I took the leftovers from a slow cooker pork roast and whipped up a stir fry on the fly. I sautéed some mushrooms and cabbage I needed to use up, tossed in the leftover pork, doused it with teriyaki sauce and served it all over rice. I had no clue what I was doing, but it worked. All the ingredients clicked together, and it got thumbs up from everyone who tried it.
Life seems to be like that. Sometimes, everything is humming along smoothly. You’re in your zone – creating new things, amazing yourself with your ingenuity. And other times you’re not. At those times, it’s hard enough to pull yourself through the same old, same old, let alone try to be innovative and exciting.
But that’s ok. It’s normal. It’s to be expected.
Sometimes you make the amazing pork stir-fry, and sometimes you pull out the frozen pizzas. They both fill your stomach. They both give you the basics of what you need to get through the day.
If you feel like you’re stuck in the frozen pizza – aka just getting by – stage of life right now, don’t despair. You’ll make another stir-fry someday.