When you’re down and troubled, and you need a helping hand. And nothing, nothing is going right…
I just love that Kenny Loggins song, don’t you?
Some days you just don’t feel like getting out of bed. Ruff night, ruff day at the office – choose your poison. Maybe your spouse jumped you (and not in the good way) for leaving the toilet seat up again. Maybe your sibling decided to borrow your pickup truck without asking to haul his boat and got a ‘small dent’ in it when he side-swiped another vehicle. Hypothetically, the boat may have passed him in the truck when it hopped the trailer and slid across the freeway – you know, if that actually happened (it did). Stuff happens.
I used to let things bother me. But frankly, I realized there are just some things you can’t do anything about. Oh, things are going to happen – whether you want them to or not. No stopping destiny.
What do I do now to calm my spirit? Well, sometimes I do consume spirits. But now, I mostly just bake. I’m not gonna lie, I bake homemade, all natural dog biscuits. I love it and it takes my mind off of what ever was worrying me. Everything is as right as rain when I bake. I love making and rolling out the dough. I love using my doggie biscuit cookie cutters. I takes a lot of concentration. And pretty soon, that’s all you’re thinking about. Gone are your troubles – at least for a while. That’s a good thing.
Sure, I may not be an expert baker like my dear friend, Sara Brook, who runs the VERY delicious Dessert Gallery. I can still taste the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cookies she used to bake us when we were kids. Of course, now I’m watching my girlish figure so, I only go to The Dessert Gallery once in a while. But you should go – often.
So, now I bake dog biscuits. Nothing else. I could branch out, but why should I? I love baking dog biscuits. It takes my mind off of things. And doggonit, I’m good at it. Plus, my dogs love me even more – if that’s even possible.
I’m sure my friend, Kinky Friedman, wouldn’t mind revising his classic hit, Get Your Biscuits In The Oven and Your Buns In The Bed to Get Your Dog Biscuits In The Oven and Your Buns In The Bed. In fact, I may just recommend that to him when I see him next.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall. All you have to do is call…and I’ll give you my top secret dog biscuit recipe. Because you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know. Yes, I know it’s a James Taylor song. But thanks for reading my blog till the end.
So, life got you down? Need a break? Learn to bake. I did.