I had a busy day yesterday. It was good though and I accomplished quite a bit. It started off with grocery shopping. When I came home I started to clean the house, but stopped to go meet a friend for lunch. I had fun, but unfortunately all good things come to an end. It was back to house cleaning. I did some laundry, washed my hair and started a sauce for some eggplant parmesan.
It’s about 5:30 at this point of my day (it started at 7:30 am). I have everything prepared, all the ingredients on the counter. Then it happened, I looked in the refrigerator and realized I had no eggs. An “oh no” moment arose. I looked desperately in the refrigerator to see if there was a substitute I could use to help the breadcrumb stick to the eggplant before frying. There is no substitute for eggs, believe me I tried. No one was home and was not due back for another hour and half. I faced a moment of choice at this point. Get dressed and go to the store or wait.
I had sweat pants on, no make up and my hair was soaking wet. It was cold outside. As a woman when faced with such a dilemma you say to yourself – oh crap. So I put on my sneakers (no socks) and my coat (no make up) and went to the store. When I get there a flood of images came to me. I realized all the times I ran into people I knew at Wal-Mart. I desperately didn’t want this to be one of those times. So I prayed, “Lord please don’t let me run into anyone I know.” I walked quickly with my head down and was in and out of the store in five minutes.
God was good my tiny little prayer request because I didn’t run into anyone. I got my eggs and was able to fry all my eggplant. So tonight my family can enjoy eggplant parmesan and all is right in my little world.
© Nadine Z. 2007