Although I do have many cookbooks, I have not broadened my "horizons" so to speak, as to investing in the equipment to dutch oven cook at campgrounds.
In September of 2011 we participated in a chili cook off, and cooked our chili in cast iron, and over the campfire. Not one person there did. We lacked "fire" in our chili, so we did not win, but we had a lot of fun.
The same weekend the entire campground had a "scarecrow" contest. We won that! We had to use what we had on hand. We stuffed her with tall grass.
So, I took a stroll down memory lane, and asked myself, "why have I not done anything crazy, out-of-the-box, exciting, or just plain spontaneous?" With Hubby or with the kids? Or just by myself?
Life can do that to us. We get caught up with school activities, work schedules, getting sick, unexpected breakdowns and repairs, interruptions, massive list of to-do's and so forth.
I feel like are summer went way too fast this year.
Something new? Every year I try something new, make something new, or learn something new. So what's on the new list? Hmm. Not quite sure, but I need to work on filling up my possibilities book with some ideas.
Sharing something a dear friend emailed me:
Quote: "Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."