I was searching my brain for a post for a good, long time. I am not feeling particularly joyous, inspirational, aspirational, or anything like that. On the flip side, I am also not feeling particularly snarky, motivated, or melancholy. The lack of enthusiasm toward any one thing leads to a big ball of “meh”.
Today is one of those days where I am content. Sure, I am excited that it looks as though a baby was cured of AIDS, and I am pissed that I read over the weekend where some truly horrible bloggers were name calling other bloggers, and I’m pretty stoked that one of my favorite book series has a release tomorrow, but still…MEH.
It took me a long time to realize that simple contentment is pretty damn good. It’s not apathy, as I clearly care about things. It’s the act of not letting other external influences have purchase on my well-being. Today, I can simply make jokes about terrible television programming, (seriously, “Today Show” magic Monday with David Copperfield? He made ladies’ panties stop disappearing years ago)
I canwatch my daughter undress and redress herself in 9487934567934 different outfits and dresses, and prepare for work this evening. I suppose I’ll also have to put away all those dresses…meh. Not a big deal, she’s having a splendid time. I just can’t gather up the energy to care too overly much about the scatterings of a toddler. I’ll get to it.
I had the most “meh” epiphany about “meh”. I don’t always have to be “on”. Sometimes, I can just be set to neutral. (Unless the man brings me coffee shirtless, that will kick something into gear, I’m sure.) The time to just “be” is now, and I’m going to bathe in the contentment of it. Call it lazy, call it whatever you want. I’m calling it peaceful.
Do you ever have a day where you’re just content to be as you are?
Does it make you want soup? It made me want soup. Egg Drop.
Egg Drop Soup.
It’s a process, not a recipe. It seems hard, but all you have to do is get a qt container of chicken stock, reserving one cup. Heat the stock on the stove with a 1 in chunk of peeled ginger and 3 peeled garlic cloves. Let that steep for 20 minutes, remove garlic and ginger. Add 1 tbsp cornstarch to reserved stock and whisk, pour into simmering stock. Whisk together a few eggs, and pour very slowly into simmering stock while stirring. Top with hot sauce or scallions or both. Eat. It is so simple. Throw wontons in, throw in some chicken or noodles, it matters not.